From humble beginnings to the global company we are today, we’ve been on an incredible journey, but the best is yet to come.
In 1937, J H Waring and P M Sebestyen established a company called Radiospares Limited, supplying radio repair shops with spare parts. The business began selling electronic components in 1954 and rebranded as RS Components in 1971.
For over 80 years, we have been providing products and solutions to engineers, making it easy for our customers to do business and saving them time and money.
Today, we are a global omni-channel solutions partner for industrial customers and suppliers who are involved in designing, building or maintaining industrial equipment and facilities.
We aim to offer our customers unrivalled choice of product technologies, solve problems with innovative solutions and deliver a world-class customer experience.
We stock more than 500,000 industrial and electronic products, sourced from over 2,500 leading suppliers and provide a wide range of value-added solutions to over one million customers.
With operations in 32 countries, we trade through multiple channels and ship over 50,000 parcels a day.