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    About US

    Our Story

    RS is your global business partner, who you can truly rely on to supply more than just great products.

    So, our ever-expanding range of 750,000+ in-stock industrial and electronics products – from over 2,500 partner suppliers – is just the start.

    With over 100 years' experience, we’re a partner that shares inspiration, imagination and innovation. A partner that works side-by-side with you to save you time and money.

    A partner that helps make your job easier, whether you design, build, maintain or protect industrial equipment and operations. 

    Because we also solve your problems with insights and end-to-end solutions for inventory, maintenance, integrated supply, safety, purchasing, design and manufacturing and for custom ordering.

    Our Purpose

    Our purpose is ‘Making Amazing Happen for a Better World’. At RS, we support the minds of today and tomorrow, to realise their full potential, help solve problems, and improve lives. We are committed to partnering with our customers and suppliers to do business responsibly and identify more sustainable ways of working.

    We aim to be by your side with our unrivalled focus on the customer and their needs across the design, build and maintain lifecycle. We’ve collated key products and industry themes with a laser focus on addressing customer problems and offering solutions to help save time and money.

    Through our Discovery Portal we have collated a wide range of useful guides to help you get the most from your equipment, applications and projects.

    For procurement professionals, we have created Connected Thinking to provide valuable insight and expertise to both businesses and individuals involved in the sectors we support.

    We also nurture people through our education solutions to inspire a better world. From schools through to universities, our STEM-based lesson plans and projects help inspire the engineers of the future.

    We believe in transforming the impossible to possible, and the ‘what ifs’ into ‘why nots’.