We are Electrocomponents

Since 1937, we have been a leading distributor of Electronic, Electrical & Industrial components and supported generations of engineers with products for all types of applications. 

With more than 80 years of history and experience behind us, we've seen technologies evolve, and inspirations come to life.
Whatever the innovation or industry, we remain committed to supporting the engineers of tomorrow and making amazing happen. 

As a FTSE 250 company with £2 billion in revenue, we have nine operating brands: RS Components, Allied Electronics & Automation, RS PRO, OKdo, DesignSpark, IESA, Synovos, Needlers and Liscombe. We operate in 32 countries, shipping 60,000 parcels a day  to over 1.2 million customers worldwide.

About Us

Founded in 1937 as Radiospares and floated in 1967, we are a global omni-channel solutions partner for industrial customers and suppliers. We aim to provide an unrivalled choice of industrial and electronic products, solve problems with innovative solutions and deliver best-in-class customer service making it easy to do business with us. 

We're Global

We operate across three regions – EMEA, the Americas and Asia Pacific. This structure allows for activities such as product and supplier management, and marketing, to be primarily run in the regions. It means we adapt more quickly to customer needs, make our offer more relevant to the local market and remove duplication of activity between the regions and the centre.

We continue to ensure that we operate a simple, customer-centric model so we can adapt quickly to changes in our marketplace.

Our Opportunity

Our market today is large, fragmented, local in nature and digitally immature. It is served by only a few international distributors, with numerous regional and local providers, who largely operate offline.

Currently we estimate the global market is valued at c.£400bn, with our estimated global market share <1%.

  • RS Components

    RS Components is the leading omni-channel provider of industrial and electronics products and solutions to industrial customers across EMEA and Asia Pacific, as well as providing electronics in the Americas. With a broad product range and high stock availability, we offer easy ordering, same-day dispatch and fast, reliable delivery, backed by industry expertise and technical support.

  • OKdo

    OKdo is a global technology business focusing on single-board computing (SBC) and the Internet of Things (IoT). It provides end-to-end support for all SBC and IoT segments, spanning makers, entrepreneurs, industrial designers, educators and reseller partners. It brings SBC and IoT customers the latest products, solutions and ideas to inspire and enable them to create technology that makes life better.

  • Allied Electronics & Automation

    Allied Electronics & Automation is a leading omni-channel industrial provider in the Americas with a focus on automation & control. With sales offices serving engineers and purchasers, we have built a reputation for excellent customer service and shipping accuracy.

  • IESA

    IESA provides outsourced procurement, inventory and stores management services, as well as transactional processing services (P2P) to manufacturing and process industries. The services allow customers to improve their efficiency and consolidate their indirect procurement vendor base via a cloud-enabled proprietary marketplace solution, MyMRO.

  • RS Components

    RS Components is the leading omni-channel provider of industrial and electronics products and solutions to industrial customers across EMEA and Asia Pacific, as well as providing electronics in the Americas. With a broad product range and high stock availability, we offer easy ordering, same-day dispatch and fast, reliable delivery, backed by industry expertise and technical support.

  • OKdo

    OKdo is a global technology business focusing on single-board computing (SBC) and the Internet of Things (IoT). It provides end-to-end support for all SBC and IoT segments, spanning makers, entrepreneurs, industrial designers, educators and reseller partners. It brings SBC and IoT customers the latest products, solutions and ideas to inspire and enable them to create technology that makes life better.

  • Allied Electronics & Automation

    Allied Electronics & Automation is a leading omni-channel industrial provider in the Americas with a focus on automation & control. With sales offices serving engineers and purchasers, we have built a reputation for excellent customer service and shipping accuracy.

  • IESA

    IESA provides outsourced procurement, inventory and stores management services, as well as transactional processing services (P2P) to manufacturing and process industries. The services allow customers to improve their efficiency and consolidate their indirect procurement vendor base via a cloud-enabled proprietary marketplace solution, MyMRO.

Synovos

Synovos is an integrated supply management services provider, offering comprehensive and effective MRO supply chain management services that drive increased profitability, improved productivity and sustained reliability. Based in the United States, Synovos provides services around the globe, with additional business entities in Canada, Puerto Rico, Mexico, Singapore, and Europe.

Needlers

Needlers is the UK’s leading supplier of PPE, safety and hygiene products to the food manufacturing industry. In addition to stocking the biggest brands, Needlers also has its own-brand ranges, Reldeen and Pro-Fit. Needlers operates out of a single office and warehouse based in Hull, UK.

Liscombe

Liscombe is a leading specialist supplier of high-risk hand protection and PPE products to industrial blue-chip customers in the UK and the Netherlands. It offers value-added services such as managed stores, vending, lockers and specialist technical support and advice.

  • Synovos is an integrated supply management services provider, offering comprehensive and effective MRO supply chain management services that drive increased profitability, improved productivity and sustained reliability. Based in the United States, Synovos provides services around the globe, with additional business entities in Canada, Puerto Rico, Mexico, Singapore, and Europe.