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Brexit: Rapid statement

As you are no doubt aware, the European Union has once again extended the period in which the UK can deliver Brexit to 31 January 2020. This has given businesses like ours some vital breathing space...read the full story

Rapid nominated in two categories at Elektra Awards

Rapid is delighted to have been shortlisted twice at the Elektra 2019 awards, the "Oscars" of the electronics industry. The company features in both the Distributor of the Year and the Educational Su...read the full story

Rapid celebrates National Customer Service Week

October 7-11 is National Customer Service Week, and here at Rapid we are taking part with a full schedule of activities and events. We were finalists in the Customer Service Excellence category at the...read the full story

Replenishh - charging from October

From next month we are doing something different with EV. Replenishh, launching in October, is designed to make EV installations a more straightforward process for procurement teams as well as home...read the full story

Triple nomination for Rapid in Business Excellence Awards Essex

Rapid is delighted to announce that it was nominated in three categories for the 2019 Business Excellence Awards Essex. The company, which this year celebrates its 40th anniversary, has been nominat...read the full story

Rapid celebrates 40th birthday in style

40 years since it was founded, Rapid celebrated with a party and networking event at its Colchester headquarters. The event attracted guests from the electronics industry, local business representativ...read the full story

RoHS 3 update - what has changed?

On 22 July 2019 there will be a change to the RoHS directive (2011/65/EU). The Restriction of the Use of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) in Electrical and Electronic Equipment (EEE) directive (2011/6...read the full story

OLEV Homecharge Scheme SMART update

From 1 July 2019 there will be some significant changes to the OLEV Homecharge Scheme, which gives customers up to £500 off the cost of a new charging station at residential premises. Charging stati...read the full story

Rapid partners with Tektronix to equip Royal Holloway teaching laboratories

Rapid is proud to have worked with Tektronix, a leading worldwide provider of educational measurement solutions, to help supply new engineering teaching laboratories at Royal Holloway, University of L...read the full story

Does Cornwall have a charging problem?

Rapid’s EV Technical & Specifications Manager Jim Rugg has recently taken ownership of a BMW i3, an EV with an official range of 186 miles – though in reality its motorway range is in the region of 13...read the full story

Charge up your EV expertise

As the need to install more EV Charging points becomes an ever greater priority for homeowners, businesses and service providers, what does this mean for purchasing teams? What products do they need t...read the full story

The 18th Edition RCD dream team

From January this year, when the 18th edition wiring regulations came into force, there was a particular relevance for contractors working with installing and maintaining EV charging points. Under t...read the full story

A Genius EV solution for York hostel

A tourist hostel in York can now add EV charging to the facilities it can offer its guests, with the installation of two new EO eoGENIUS 7.2kW sockets. The two charging stations in the car parking are...read the full story

Visit us at Southern Manufacturing

We are delighted to be exhibiting on stand H85 at Southern Manufacturing and Electronics next month. You will be able to put faces to names in the Rapid team, learn more about our ranges of components...read the full story

Opening questions: Jim Rugg, EV Technical & Specifications Manager

We have welcomed a new member to Rapid's EV team in 2019. Jim Rugg has joined us as our EV Technical and Specifications Manager. Here is a quick Q&A to find out a little more about Jim and what he wil...read the full story

Schneider chargers fitted at Southampton Business Park

Rapid have recently supplied EV charging stations as part of an installation project at Optima 125, a new commercial unit at Hounsdown Business Park, Southampton. In total six Schneider Electric 7.4kW...read the full story

CamCirc connectors take on the elements

CamCirc is the interconnect solution from CamdenBoss that can take on the elements and withstand the worst of nature. ‘WEATHER’ your application be military, industrial, Autosport, medical or mari...read the full story

Achieve stability with a long term stock agreement

Early 2019 looks like being an uncertain time for the electronics industry. Factors such as Brexit, the Chinese New Year and the continued shortages in the global component market are adding extra cha...read the full story

On the road again

This month Rapid has been out and about at two major industry exhibitions. We had a fantastic few days at the Energy Show at UK Construction Week at the NEC Birmingham, where we shared the stand wit...read the full story

Regular training sessions for EV charging installers

Rapid held its inaugural EV charging training day in September. Held in partnership with Schneider Electric, the course was attended by EV installers & electrical contractors from across the UK, inclu...read the full story

EO EV charging training day - Tuesday 2nd October 2018

On Tuesday October 2nd Rapid is delighted to be hosting EO’s advanced EV installer training day at its headquarters in Colchester, Essex. The training course is designed to equip installers and el...read the full story