Connected Thinking has been created by RS to provide valuable insight and procurement expertise to both businesses and individuals involved in the sectors we support. RS doesn’t simply supply customers with products; we collaborate with organisations to help identify better working practices that will help them to achieve sustainable efficiencies.
In the industry pages on this website, you will find articles featuring sector experts sharing advice and best practice, along with thought leadership, to help provide you with both inspiration and practical insight to help your organisation.

Our brands

  • RS Components


    We are the no.1 high-service distributor for engineer across Europe and Asia Pacific. With a broad product range and high stock availability, we offer easy ordering, same-day despatch and fast, reliable delivery, backed by industry expertise and technical support.

  • Electrocomponents


    Electrocomponents, through its brands of RS Components and Allied Electronics, is the world's leading high-service distributor for engineers. RS is the leading distributor in the UK, Europe and Asia Pacific, while Allied is ranked third in North America.

  • DesignSpark


    DesignSpark is our online design community and resource centre for engineers. The DesignSpark website hosts a comprehensive range of free-of-charge software design tools, technical data and development resources, in addition to user generated reviews and shared knowledge.

Proud to be working with

  • CIPS


    CIPS is the premier global organisation serving the procurement and supply chain profession. Dedicated to promoting best practice, CIPS provides a wide range of services for the benefit of members and the wider business community.