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.



    RS Integrated Supply, part of RS Group, plc., is the first global MRO supply chain services company. We provide outsourced procurement and storeroom solutions for MRO and indirect materials, including consumables and personal protection equipment, to manufacturing, assembly, and process industry clients.


    languageRS Safety Solutions

    RS Safety Solutions brings together the existing RS personal protection equipment (PPE) capabilities with the operations of Needlers and Liscombe, both of which are based in the UK.

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