|Type||Public (LSE: ECM)|
|Key people||Peter Johnson, Chairman
Ian Mason, CEO
|Revenue||£1,235.6 million (2013)|
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 maintenance products serving over 1 million customers in 69 countries. The company distributes more than 550,000 products, including electronics, automation and control, test and measurement, electrical and mechanical components, sourced from 2,500 suppliers. The company trades under the brands: