About Connected Thinking

Connected Thinking has been created by RS to provide valuable insight and procurement expertise to both businesses and individuals involved in the sectors we support. RS doesn’t simply supply customers with products; we collaborate with organisations to help identify better working practices that will help them to achieve sustainable efficiencies.
In the industry pages on this website, you will find articles featuring sector experts sharing advice and best practice, along with thought leadership, to help provide you with both inspiration and practical insight to help your organisation.

Our brands

  • RS Group PLC


    Founded in 1937 as Radiospares and floated in 1967, we are a global omni-channel provider of product and service solutions for designers, builders and maintainers of industrial equipment and operations. With operations in 32 countries, we ship more than 60,000 parcels a day.

  • RS


    We aim to provide an unrivalled choice of industrial and electronic products, solve problems with innovative solutions and deliver best-in-class customer service making it easy to do business with us. We offer more than 700,000 industrial and electronics products, sourced from over 2,500 leading suppliers.

  • IESA


    IESA provides outsourced procurement, inventory and stores management services, in addition to transactional processing services (P2P) to manufacturing and process industries. The services allow customers to improve their efficiency and consolidate their indirect procurement vendor base via a cloud-enabled proprietary marketplace solution, MyMRO.



    Synovos is an integrated supply management services provider, offering comprehensive and effective MRO supply chain management services that drive increased profitability, improved productivity and sustained reliability. Based in the United States, Synovos provides services around the globe, with additional business entities in Canada, Puerto Rico, Mexico, Singapore, and Europe.



    Needlers and Liscombe are multi-specialist PPE solutions providers offering expertise and a wide range of products to food and industrial customers.

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