Electrocomponents plc, together with its subsidiaries, distributes various electronics and industrial products in Northern Europe, Southern Europe, Central Europe, the Asia Pacific, North America, and internationally. The company distributes semiconductor products, including microcontrollers, voltage regulators, transistors, and diodes; and interconnectors, passives, and electromechanical components, such as resistors, switches, and heavy-duty connectors for industrial applications and power supplies. It also provides automation and control products comprising programmable logic controllers, safety devices, sensors, cables, and pneumatic cylinders for various vertical markets that include the food and beverage, packaging, manufacturing, marine, and oil and gas industries; and tools and consumables, which comprise electronics workbench equipment, electrostatic discharge products and 3D printers, and mechanical tools and lighting, as well as electrical, test, and measurement and safety equipment. The company offers its products under the RS Components and Allied Electronics brands for the electronic design engineers, machine and panel builders, and maintenance engineers, as well as buyers. In addition, the company operates DesignSpark, an online electronics design community and resource center for engineers. It markets its products through e-commerce operations, catalogues, trade counters, phone/fax, filed sales, and Internet sale. The company was founded in 1937 and is headquartered in Oxford, the United Kingdom.