RS is 80!

Working in an industry where rapid change is the norm, it comes as a bit of a surprise to learn that RS, one of the dominant 3 broadline distributors has been around for 80 years. The others are Farnell and Digikey.

RS was originally called Radiospares, the company started in 1937 in the UK. They now have operations in 30 countries across Europe, North America and Asia. Although I occasionally use the others, plus Mouser, RS is my preferred choice of component supplier (other than Golledge of course) because their component search engine is a bit more sorted than the other broadlines, their lack of a minimum order value, and free next day delivery. The free delivery must be a loss leader for some small orders. I wish them many more prosperous decades to come.
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