With 50,000 products available for same day despatch, Rapid are among the UK’s leading distributors of electronic components, electrical products, tools and educational resources.

Established in 1979, Rapid originally offered around 200 products from a catalogue consisting of a single printed sheet. Now we source products from 330 global suppliers, adding up to 10,000 new lines each year.

The extensive Rapid product range includes cables and connectors, semi-conductors, LEDs and optoelectronics, capacitors and microcontrollers, relays and switches, batteries and test equipment, capacitors and microcontrollers, tools, resistors, and a wide range of IT, audio-visual and office equipment. Whether you are an electrical contractor looking for the right kind of cable or connector, a science teacher at a secondary school or DIY enthusiast interested in the very latest in tool technology, Rapid has something for you.

We offer new products from world-leading brands, such as Apple, Berol, ST, LEGO, Stanley, Draper, MK, Bosch, Duracell, AEG, Kingbright, Black & Decker and Canon.

Michael Lee, Rapid’s Managing Director, is justifiably proud of the company’s achievements: ‘Rapid’s substantial growth has not altered the key focus of the business. We are committed to supporting the products we stock and the customers we serve. Over the last 30 years we have developed a customer support programme that is recognised as one of the best in the industry. We treat all our customers like ambassadors – by giving them excellent customer service.’

The quality of Rapid’s products and customer service is recognised. In 2007 Rapid won Supplier of the Year for companies with over £3million annual turnover at the Education Resources Awards, and the company also sponsor major industry awards and educational initiatives.