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Electrocomponents plc
Public (LSEECM)
Industry Electronic components
Founded 1937
Headquarters Oxford, England
Key people
Peter Johnson, Chairman
Ian Mason, CEO
Revenue £1,273.1 million (2014)[1]
£106.1 million (2014)[1]
£71.5 million (2014)[1]
Number of employees
Website www.electrocomponents.com

Electrocomponents plc is a British-based distributor of electronics and maintenance products. It is headquartered in Oxford, England and is a constituent of the FTSE 250 Index.


The company was founded by J.H. Waring and P.M. Sebestyen in 1937 as Radiospares selling spare parts for radios in London.[2] In 1967 it was first listed on the London Stock Exchange as Electrocomponents.[2] In 1999 it acquired Allied Electronics, a US-based distributor.[3]


Electrocomponents is a distributor of electronics and maintenance products serving over 1 million customers in around 80 countries.[4] The company distributes around 500,000 products, including semiconductors, interconnect, passives and electromechanical, automation and control, electrical, test and measurement, tools and consumables, sourced from 2,500 suppliers.[4] The company trades under the brands:


In 2012, Electrocomponents was presented the Queen's Award for Enterprise for continuous achievement in international trade.[5]


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