RS Components is the world's leading high service distributor of electronics and maintenance products. Through operations in 32 countries and 17 warehouses, the Group serves 1.6 million customers worldwide, shipping more than 46,000 parcels on the same day orders are received. The product and service portfolio supports the entire product lifecycle from R&D through pre-production to maintenance and repair. The Group distributes 550,000 products from 2,500 leading suppliers, ranging from semiconductors and optoelectronics to power tools and protective clothing.
RS Components and Allied Electronics are the trading brands of Electrocomponents plc. The Group is listed on the London Stock Exchange and in the last financial year to 31 March 2011 had revenues of £1.18bn. For more information, please visit the web site at www.rs-components.com.
Transforming the sourcing experience for electronic components: FIND IT. DESIGN IT. BUY IT.
RS Components offers customers an extensive product range and a first-class delivery service by making it easier and quicker for design engineers and purchasing professionals to find, design-in and buy electronic components.
Customers can quickly search, compare and select the right device for their application at RS online. The RS web site enables engineers to quickly find and buy electronic components from a range of manufacturers. The company’s powerful search capability helps to identify comparable devices and populate parts lists quickly and accurately. Clear pricing, instant stock availability and ‘Compare View’, which enables a more intuitive product comparison as well as an online quotes tool that generates Bill-of-Materials reports all help to make the purchasing experience easier and quicker. Additionally, users can download RS Partsfinder, a simple and free browser plug-in that enables instant access to the RS product database from any webpage, then makes it easy to compare prices, check stock and review component specifications.
Our half-a-million strong product offer features over 250,000 electronic components from industry-leading brands available direct from stock, with a complete range of supporting products, and we're introducing over 5,000 new products into stock each month. The company’s New Product Introduction process allows the latest products and technologies to reach the market in a matter of days. RS has introduced over 40,000 new products and made price reductions on more than 18,000 products over the past year, creating exceptional choice and value-for-money for customers.
RS actively engages with engineers at the design-in stage, introducing advanced design tools and resources, all of which have been made available free-of-charge.
Our market-leading 3D CAD library provides users with access to more than 30,000 certified 3D CAD models of electronic and mechanical components, while our free ‘PCB Converter for SketchUp’ module allows designers to import Intermediate Data Format (IDF) files and 3D CAD models into Google SketchUp.
The 70,000 strong DesignSpark online community provides embedded developers with information and resources, bringing together design information, user-generated reviews and the company’s free-of-charge tools to speed up the design process. The online community contains a development kit review area, events, blogs and partner portals that encourage members to participate and share their knowledge.
Our range of online ordering services, competitive prices, flexible order schedules and depth of stock mean that customers can plan and place their order to fit individual requirements - saving time and money. We make it simple for users to buy products when they need them, the way they need them with our Flexible Packaging options – products with the P symbol are available to order in tubes, reels and trays at quantities selected by the customer
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