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Type  Public (LSE: ECM)
Founded  1937
Net income  £21.9 million (2016)
Revenue  1.291 billion GBP (2016)
Industry  Electronic components
Operating income  £40.1 million (2016)
Headquarters  Oxford, United Kingdom
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Key people  Peter Johnson, Chairman Lindsley Ruth, CEO
Stock price  ECM (LON) 487.58 GBX +2.18 (+0.45%)8 Mar, 4:49 PM GMT - Disclaimer
CEO  Lindsley Ruth (1 Apr 2015–)
Subsidiaries  RS Components, Electrocomponents UK Limited

Electrocomponents plc our story

Electrocomponents plc is a British-based distributor of electronics, automation and control components, engineering tools and consumables. It is headquartered in Oxford, England and is a constituent of the FTSE 250 Index.


Electrocomponents case study


The company was founded by J.H. Waring and P.M. Sebestyen in 1937 as Radiospares selling spare parts for radios in London. In 1967 it was first listed on the London Stock Exchange as Electrocomponents. In 1999 it acquired Allied Electronics, a US-based distributor.


Electrocomponents is a distributor of electronics and industrial products, serving over 1 million customers in more than 80 countries. The company distributes over 500,000 products, including electronic components, electrical, automation and control, and test and measurement equipment, and engineering tools and consumables, sourced from 2,500 suppliers. The company trades under the brands:

  • RS Components - operations across the world
  • Allied Electronics - operations in North America
  • Awards

    In 2014, Electrocomponents was named UKTI Digital Business of the Year at the 2014 National Business Awards. In 2012, Electrocomponents was presented the Queen's Award for Enterprise for continuous achievement in international trade.


    Electrocomponents Wikipedia

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