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RS Components

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Head office: Oxford (2011)

1971 Radiospares changed its name to RS Components, part of Electrocomponents

1973 Johann Herbert Waring, one of the founders, retires as MD and Ron Marler is appointed

1976 Sales reach £1m per month

1984 Moves to custom built premises at Corby

1991 Corby warehouse extended.

1991 Verospeed acquired

1999 Acquired US company Allied Electronics (formerly Allied Radio).

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