FACTS & HISTORY

The world is getting smaller, Rutronik is getting bigger.

The balance of energy production and consumption requires meaningful solutions. At Rutronik, we lead together companies that match the requirements for development and implementation of new ideas.

An expanding business.

Rutronik has changed as the market has changed, from a one-man business into the third-largest distributor in Europe, with a workforce of over 1,400 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.



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


Establishment of sales offices in Poland and Belgium

1999

Acquisition of CED Ditronic in Germany


Acquisition of 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

2015

Foundation Rutronik Inc. USA

2016

Establishment of sales office in Turkey

Rutronik is one of the leading European broadline distributors of
  • Semiconductors
  • Passive components
  • Electromechanical components
  • Displays & embedded boards
  • Storage technologies
  • Wireless technologies
  • Lighting solutions
  • Photovoltaic solutions
The target markets are primarily:
  • Automotive industry
  • Telecommunications Industry
  • Consumer goods industry
  • Industrial electronics
Because for us worldwide means:
  • Global services for our European customers
  • Global contracts
  • Globally unified prices
  • Global logistics solutions and eProcurement
  • Online connectivity
  • Technical support and advice

Your demand dictates our supply.

Rutronik electronics worldwide.

As globalization advances, our European customers are increasingly operating through globally diverse locations. In order to provide you with logistical, technical and commercial assistance and support from a single source wherever it is needed, we offer our products and services worldwide. Because being able to work with a familiar business partner, who delivers reliable service allied to well-established procurement and shipping procedures, provides you with the essential security your business needs.

This is assured by our distribution concept, which is founded on a global organization with local support and a unified, through-going IT system. Our IT provides a global, cross-location information base accessible to Global Key Account Managers and the branch offices alike. This system ensures that customers deal with an expertly qualified, well informed contact person wherever they may be. The support provided is consistent and thorough, and shipping procedures are smooth and seamless. To handle specific requirements, Rutronik also places at your disposal a team of experts bringing together know-how in the specific applications concerned who are also well acquainted with the relevant vertical market segments and all their special features.

Rutronik offers an efficient procurement system based on our ability to supply the full range of electronic components all around the world from a single source - with no gaps or seams. As part of that comprehensive system, we also ensure that labels and packaging units are identical across all individual locations. We are also able to tailor custom logistics concepts to meet the individual needs of the branch office in question.