RS Components
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About RS Components

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 are a FTSE 100 with £2 billion in revenue, operating in 32 countries, shipping 60,000 parcels a day to – 
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News & Updates

6 December 2021
We are proud to announce that Electrocomponents returned to the FTSE 100 under Baroness Fairhead - making us one of a record 16 companies in the index to be chaired by a woman.

About Us

Founded in 1937, we are part of the £1.95 billion global distributor, Electrocomponents, serving as RS Components worldwide, and Allied Electronics & Automation in the Americas: United States, Canada, Mexico and Chile. Our headquarters operate from Corby, United Kingdom, with another office situated in London, St Pancras. At RS Components, becoming the first choice for all people is at the top of our agenda and we believe each of our people should be confident to bring their authentic self to work and make amazing happen – regardless of who they are and where they have been. Diversity, Inclusivity and Accessibility (three core values) are important to us. We are committed to ensuring our people is given equal opportunities regardless of their age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexuality, social background, religion, or belief. We are a global organisation operating in 32 countries, shipping 45,000 orders to 750,000 customers around the world daily.

Diversity & Inclusion at RS

At RS Components, becoming the first choice for all people is at the top of our agenda. Inclusivity is important to us, and we are committed to ensuring our people are given equal opportunities regardless of their age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexuality, social background, religion or belief. Diversity, Inclusivity and Accessibility (three core values) are important to us. We are committed to ensuring our people is given equal opportunities regardless of their age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexuality, social background, religion, or belief. Our determination to create this change is reflected in our robust Diversity and Inclusion strategy, Destination 2025, which focuses on key priorities including Mental health, Disability & Financial, LGBTQ+, Gender & Race. We want Inclusion to be at the heart of our business and woven into the fabric of every part of our organisation; however, we don’t believe in quick fixes and acknowledge that authentic change takes time. As we continue in our mission, every effort is made to ensure our colleagues are respected, supported and listened to whilst given equal opportunities to progress, achieve and reach their full potential.

Our History

Established in 1937 by J H Waring and P M Sebestyen, a company called Radiospares Limited, supplying radio repair shops with spare parts, was born. The business began selling electronics components in 1954 and rebranded as RS Components in 1971. Today, we are part of the £1.95 billion global distributor, Electrocomponents, serving as RS Components worldwide, and Allied Electronics & Automation in the Americas: United States, Canada, Mexico and Chile. We are a global organisation operating in 32 countries, shipping 60,000 parcels a day to over 1.2 million customers worldwide.
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