Electrocomponents plc, of which RS Components is part, has recently announced the acquisition of Needlers, leading supplier in the UK of personal protective devices (DPI), and Synovos, reference player in the supply solutions

The two acquisitions confirm the Group’s strategy to expand the offer of value added services in the most diverse industrial areas: ranging from the sector of personal protective devices for personal security to industrial supply solutions, the company strengthens its commitment as a trusted Partner

Needlers and Synovos will expand the portfolio of Electrocomponents brands that already includes RS Components (RS), Allied Electronics & Automation, Monition, OKdo, IESA, as well as proprietary brands

Needlers: products and services with added value for individual safety

The Group has reached an agreement for the acquisition of Needlers, the UK’s leading supplier of personal protective equipment (DPI) and safety and hygiene products with particular reference to the food industry. The company also provides value-added services that include technical advice and training videos on hygiene and safety and includes within it two private brands, Pro-Fit and Reldeen. The acquisition of Needlers will significantly improve the supply of RS products in the growing market of DPI, an increasingly strategic area for the Group.

Synovos: supply at the centre of operational continuity

The Group announced that it had reached an agreement for the acquisition of Synovos, a leader in integrated supply solutions in the Americas, for an amount of $145 million. The acquisition of Synovos is expected to end in the first quarter of 2021. Synovos will accelerate the provision of global procurement services and significantly strengthen the Group’s business in the Americas.

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