Success without frontiers.

The world is getting smaller, Rutronik is getting bigger.

Total number of employees
Trend in European sales, 1994 – 2010

An expanding business.

As we all know, globalization is making the world ever smaller. By contrast, the challenges facing a business operating on the international stage are growing steadily. We have been meeting those ever-changing challenges with great success for over 40 years. Much has changed since our business was founded: Entirely new applications such as LED lighting, renewable energy and Smart Metering play a key role in electronic component distribution.

Rutronik has changed as the market has changed; from a oneman business into the third-largest distributor in Europe, with a workforce of over 1,300 people. And we are continuing to grow. We now offer our customers not only components, but also tailored solutions, logistics concepts and technical support – in Europe and worldwide.

Grow with us.

Thomas Rudel

Helmut Rudel


Milestones in the company’s history

1973 Founding of Rutronik Passive Bauelemente (passive components) and Silec Aktive Bauelemente (active components)
1980 Acquisition of joint venture Silec/RSC-Halbleiter GmbH
1991 Establishment of sales offices in France and the Czech Republic
1994 Acquisition of BIT-Electronic AG; entry into Displays and Systems market; establishment of sales offices in Great Britain and Spain
1996 Acquisition of Discomp GmbH
1997 Acquisition of Dimacel Composants in France
  founding of subsidiaries in Switzerland and Austria
  and establishment of sales offices in Poland and Belgium
1999 Acquisition of CED Ditronic in Germany
  and IEC Distribution S. A. in France
2000 Establishment of a branch office in the Netherlands
  and founding of subsidiaries in Hungary and Poland
2001 Acquisition of TTS in Ireland
2002 Establishment of sales offices in Denmark, Bulgaria and Romania
2004 Founding of Rutronik Italia S.r.l.
  establishment of branch offices in Russia and Lithuania
2005 Founding of Rutronik Nordic AB in Sweden.
  Founding of Rutronik Ltd in Great Britain.
  Establishment of sales offices in Norway, Finland, Slovenia, Slovakia and Portugal
  expansion of sales organization in Denmark, Belgium and the Netherlands
2007 Establishment of sales offices in Estonia and Serbia
2008 Establishment of sales office in Mexico and creation of a sales cooperation agreement in Turkey.
  Founding of RUSOL GmbH & Co. KG
2011 Foundation of Rutronik Asia HK Ltd. and Rutronik Electronics SZ Ltd.
  Establishment of sales offices in China, Hongkong and Taiwan