facts and background infos


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 1,600 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


Founding of Rutronik Passive Bauelemente (passive components) and Silec Aktive Bauelemente (active components)


Acquisition of joint venture Silec/RSC-Halbleiter GmbH


Establishment of sales offices in France and the Czech Republic


Acquisition of BIT-Electronic AG; entry into Displays and Systems market

Establishment of sales offices in Great Britain and Spain


Acquisition of Discomp GmbH


Acquisition of Dimacel Composants in France

Founding of subsidiaries in Switzerland and Austria

Establishment of sales offices in Poland and Belgium


Acquisition of CED Ditronic in Germany

Acquisition of IEC Distribution S. A. in France


Establishment of a branch office in the Netherlands and founding of subsidiaries in Hungary and Poland


Acquisition of TTS in Ireland


Establishment of sales offices in Denmark, Bulgaria and Romania


Founding of Rutronik Italia S.r.l.

Establishment of branch offices in Russia and Lithuania


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


Establishment of sales offices in Estonia and Serbia


Establishment of sales office in Mexico and creation of a sales cooperation agreement in Turkey.

Founding of RUSOL GmbH & Co. KG


Foundation of Rutronik Asia HK Ltd. and Rutronik Electronics SZ Ltd.

Establishment of sales offices in China, Hongkong and Taiwan


Foundation Rutronik Inc. USA


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.