For us, simple system is an efficient and cost-effective distribution channel.

Manuela Roth

EMEA Alliance Manager Procurement Solutions, RS Components

Company: RS Components GmbH

Sector: Industrial and electronic products

Number of employees: 5,800

Contact: Manuela Roth

Started with simple system


RS Components has been a reliable partner for simple system for almost 20 years. As one of the leading global distributors for small-and medium-volume requirements in electronics and automation, RS supplies over 500,000 products from renowned manufacturers for research and development, pre-series and small-series production and maintenance. RS Components offers professional quality at an optimal price-performance ratio with its own brand, RS PRO. The range includes more than 60,000 items.

RS provides its customers with the full product portfolio as a catalogue on simple system.

The challenge:

“When optimising indirect procurement, customers don’t just want to become more efficient; this process often also leads to the consolidation of vendors. To gain an advantage here, we have to offer our customers the easiest possible ordering processes. At the same time, the direct relationship with the customer must not be lost. Ultimately, individual advice and good service are also important criteria for customers when determining their selection of vendor.”

“The simplicity of the application and the excellent technical support are important factors”

“For RS Components, simple system is a strategic partner that helps us stay ahead of the current trend towards the consolidation of vendor relationships. This also creates clear synergies and advantages that benefit all our customers:

+ Consolidation of the digital distribution channel in Germany and in the expansion of such throughout Europe

+ Close and transparent cooperation, with direct access to the platform experts

+ Optimisation and digitalisation of the in-house sales process

The decision of RS Components to work with simple system was also due to the comprehensive customer coverage offered by the platform. There is a large, shared intersection here. This enables us to benefit from the customer base and sales activities of the eProcurement provider. Because every company that wants to manage its procurement via the platform can access the catalogues of RS Components quickly and easily.”