…wider range, lower prices, no compromise on quality

RS Essentials ImageRS Components (RS) introduces its own range of products, ‘RS Essentials’, designed to deliver major cost reductions without ever compromising on quality. RS has always provided the widest range of products, competitive pricing and industry-leading service. Now it has put all this into its own wide range of products across key technologies. ‘RS Essentials’ offers more choice with cost savings when compared to the leading brands.

Over the years, RS has learned a lot from its customers and has built up a vast knowledge-base of what they need to operate efficiently and what they expect from the products they buy. It is this knowledge, together with keeping pace with technological developments, which has enabled RS to create its huge own-brand range – ‘RS Essentials’ – combining best value with best quality.

The ‘RS Essentials’ range now comprises over 30,000 products in such diverse areas as electronics and maintenance; covering capacitors and diodes, through to LED replacement lamps and bearings, to screen cleaners and hand tools.

‘RS Essentials’ products provide real value for money. Prices are regularly checked so that they stay ahead, and in these difficult times when margins are squeezed, choosing ‘RS Essentials’ will save customers money. On average, ‘RS Essentials’ are 20% cheaper than manufacturer prices, although this varies across the range, with some items offering even greater savings.

RS sources its ‘RS Essentials’ products both locally and globally. Once a potential supplier has been found, RS has an in-house team of specialist engineers who thoroughly test the products for their quality, their ability to meet specifications and their compliance with regulations and guidelines.

Alan Lund, Group Product Compliance Manager at RS, commented, “As a company, we’re focused on always offering the highest quality products and there is a constant stream that needs to be checked for compliance, often down to component level. Our lab even carries out a range of specialist procedures to check for BSI/RoHS compliance where appropriate. We also have advanced expertise across the full range of electrical testing procedures.”

“Many vendors simply import and sell without product checks but this cannot be in the ultimate interests of anyone, particularly the customers’. When buying from the ‘RS Essentials’ range, customers can therefore be confident that they are getting outstanding quality and value.”

RS has introduced flags to highlight the ‘RS Essentials’ products, both online and within the catalogue, making it easier for customers to identify the range and choice available.

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