RS Components (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc, a leading distributor of electronics and maintenance products, is celebrating 75 years in business. From humble beginnings in a small London garage in 1937, RS has grown into a successful multinational organisation by retaining its focus on high service-level customer support while evolving into a multi-channel business with e-commerce at its heart.
Over the last 75 years RS has transformed itself from a UK company into a global business. With direct operations in 30 countries and distributors in a further 37 markets, RS is the number one high service distributor across Europe and the Asia Pacific region. The company’s 16 distribution centres located worldwide enable it to provide high service levels to over one million customers.
The company’s success is a direct result of its ability to embrace change, adapting to the needs of the market and its customers.