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Join our EV Academy training day on September 19th

Rapid, an EV partner of Schneider Electric, is delighted to invite members of its installation network and prospective installers to an EV Academy training day on Wednesday 19th September 2018. Th...read the full story

How Rapid is fuelling the charging rEVolution

The carbon-free countdown has begun. A year ago, as part of its much-anticipated clean air plan, the Government pledged to ban the sale of all new petrol and diesel cars and vans by 2040. Other prop...read the full story

Visit Rapid at the Electronics Design Show

Rapid Electronics is delighted to be exhibiting at the Electronics Design Show at the Ricoh Arena, Coventry in October. Come and visit us on stand H70, where we will be showcasing some of our latest p...read the full story

Industrial sensors that are Telemagnifique!

Rapid has recently become an official distributor of Telemecanique industrial sensors. As one of the world's leading names in sensor technology, Telemecanique deliver high performance sensing soluti...read the full story

Rapid extend range of CamBlock Plus terminal blocks

Rapid is delighted to have extended the CamdenBoss range of CamBlock Plus - CamdenBoss's popular UL and VDE-approved range of competitively priced terminal blocks. The 200 new stocked lines include...read the full story

Rapid & ICEE launch new EV Charging installation service

A complete ‘one-stop-shop’ or fully integrated, single-source service for the implementation of high quality electric vehicle (EV) charging systems has been formed between Rapid, a leading distributor...read the full story

Rapid shortlisted for two awards at Elektra 2017

Rapid is delighted to have been shortlisted for two awards at the Elektra 2017 awards, the most prestigious awards ceremony in the electronics industry. The company features in two categories: Distri...read the full story

Pickering reed relays now available from Rapid

Pickering is a relay manufacturer that takes a hugely innovative approach to its products. It has developed SoftCenter ® technology, which dispenses with the more usual coil supporting bobbin relay co...read the full story

Loctite - the quality engineered adhesive

The tunnel boring machines (TBMs) made by the German company Herrenknecht are a wonder of modern engineering. Towering over their workers, these monumental drills are more like giant mobile factories ...read the full story

Visit Rapid at the Electronics Design Show

Rapid Electronics is delighted to be exhibiting at the Electronics Design Show at the Ricoh Arena, Coventry in October. Come and visit us on stand H70, where we will be showcasing some of our latest p...read the full story

A fine Forum for learning about the Raspberry Pi

Rapid took to the road again last weekend with a day at the second Norwich Raspberry Jam. It was another busy day for Gavin and Richard manning the stand at the Forum, with plenty of interest in our t...read the full story

Every van tells a story

One of Rapid's biggest customers, Huntingdon-based Top Hex Ltd, have solved the problem of explaining the service that they offer. They have commissioned an enormous cartoon which has been printed on ...read the full story

From flat sheet to bespoke enclosure

Working in partnership with enclosure and connector manufacturer CamdenBoss, we are delighted to be able to offer customers access to the FSPT (Flat Sheet Plastic Technology) service. The great benefi...read the full story

From prototype to production ... Rapid's services for OEMs

If you are an original equipment manufacturer with significant product demands Rapid can offer you extra levels of support. At Rapid we provide customers with demands for particularly high volumes...read the full story

Buy & Modify your Hammond enclosure

You're thinking about buying a Hammond enclosure from Rapid. But you need to paint it, brand it, add cut outs, holes and all the other modifications to make a finished product. Wouldn't it be grea...read the full story

LG Display OLED lighting system

Architects, artists and product designers have used the unique characteristics of the LG Display OLED lighting system for some brilliant applications. If you are thinking about utilising these thin, f...read the full story

Log more confidently with Lascar

We all know how important calibration is when buying data loggers, which is why we have introduced a new range of pre-calibrated instruments from Lascar. Each calibrated Lascar data logger will be ...read the full story

Watch our Help videos

If you’re not sure how to get the best out of the website, our series of handy little video guides will help. From building baskets to placing orders and requesting quotations, there are also lots of...read the full story

Exciting career opportunities at Rapid

We have a number of new career opportunities available at Rapid, ideal for commercially-minded individuals willing to drive the growth and development of the business in our electronics and education ...read the full story

From your insight, we've improved our site

Based on what you have been telling us about your online experience at Rapid, we have just released the latest version of our desktop website. Featuring significant improvements to search, navigation ...read the full story

James Bates appointed Managing Director of Rapid Electronics

The new Managing Director of Rapid Electronics, James Bates, feels there are huge opportunities for growth at the electronic components distributor. Bates has a wealth of industry experience, having...read the full story