New generation of high-quality hand tools from RS

New generation of high-quality hand tools from RS Components offers greater value for electricians and maintenance professionals

Expansion of robust and heavy-duty RS branded tools and toolkits now available at highly competitive prices with no compromise on quality

Johannesburg, South Africa – RS Components (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc (LSE:ECM), the world’s leading high service distributor of electronics and maintenance products, is expanding its RS branded range with a selection of hand tools that have been specifically designed for use by electricians and maintenance professionals. The range offers extremely competitive pricing, with many of the highly robust and heavy-duty tools up to 30% cheaper than similar products from leading brands. All products are made from the highest quality materials.

The new RS hand tools range includes innovative products such as long-life hammers with revolutionary indestructible handles; stainless steel multi-tools suitable for heavy duty use with a long product life; and a lock-back knife with a patented safe and quick blade change mechanism.

The RS branded hand tools product portfolio is rounded out with the inclusion of screwdrivers, hacksaws, utility knives, lubrication tools, tech cases and tool storage bags and belts. Further details on the complete range of RS brand professional hand tools are available via the RS Components website.


About RS Components
RS Components is the market leader in the high service level distribution of electrical, electronic, mechanical, tools and industrial products. Operating in 26 countries whilst serving a further 100 through third-party distributors, RS serves every sector of industry in the procurement of their products relating to maintenance, repair, operations, low volume production, research and development.

With over 500 000 products across 2500 leading brands, the company is committed to ensuring that their 1,5 million customers have fast access to a broad, as well as deep range, of products and technologies, all under one roof.

RS’s customers, whether ordering single or multiple items, experience a quick, easy, secure, painless and cost effective process. The RS catalogue, available at, offers full colour pictures with extensive clear product specifications. Free access to thousands of datasheets ensures the correct product choice. Order placement is easily facilitated through, the call centre, e-mail, fax and trade counter. Locally held stock is delivered to customers within 24 hours, and products held internationally, within four to six working days.

It is proven that departments traditionally spend 80% of their time sourcing products that account for only 20% of their total procurement spend. RS is focussed on reducing the customers “total cost of product ownership” by reducing the need to make multiple calls to various companies to source products, reducing supplier related administration and allowing for the amalgamation as well as consolidation of supplier bases. Through this process, procurement efficiency is improved and time is freed up to concentrate on the more important business decisions.
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Tanya Erasmus
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RS Components South Africa
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