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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

UK team take Excellence award at VEX IQ World Championships

A London school's performance has been hailed as 'incredible' after its robotics team won a VEX IQ Challenge Excellence award at the 2018 VEX Robotics World Championship in the US. It is the best ...read the full story

Introducing 'Turning Point', the new VEX Robotics Competition game

"The biggest shake-up in the VEX Robotics Competition for some years." That is how our Education Manager and VEX expert Chris Calver describes the 2018/19 season, of which we have received our first ...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

Prizes for electronics engineering students

Electronics engineering students from Queen Mary University of London recently demonstrated their skills in an engineering challenge sponsored by Rapid. The second year students were taking part in a...read the full story

Pepper in the groove at UTC Leeds

Pepper the robot was in the groove recently at an event for students to demonstrate their programming skills. As part of UTC Leeds' Robot Week, students took part in a “Robot come dancing” competitio...read the full story

Schools beat snow to take VEX IQ and VEX Robotics UK prizes

As if the 'Ringmaster' and 'In the Zone' competition games were not challenging enough, teams due to take part in the VEX IQ Challenge and VEX Robotics Competition UK National Championships were hande...read the full story

See Rapid Education on Sky News!

The Rapid Education stand at Bett 2018 was a hive of activity once again, and this year we even caught the attention of the Sky cameras! We featured in a report by Swipe, the Sky News technology show...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

Six Robots and Us

Are humanoid robots ready to play important roles in everyday life? That was the question posed by a recent BBC2 documentary which featured robots supplied by Rapid. Robotics experts at Plymouth Unive...read the full story

Airgineers prepares for launch in 2018

Airgineers is a new STEM drone Challenge for secondary school age students which will take place across the UK in 2018. The objective of the Challenge is for students to fly drones they have designed...read the full story

Rapid nominated for Educational Support Award at Elektra 2017

Rapid is delighted to have been nominated in the Educational Support Award category at the Elektra 2017 Awards, the most prestigious awards ceremony in the electronics industry. The company has been ...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

Emailing a basket & other helpful ways to use our website

You do the buying at a school and have just compiled a basket of goods on our website. It’s a long list. But you aren’t the person who will actually place the order – that’s all done by your finance t...read the full story