Allied Electronics now officially known as RS

Discussion in 'General Announcements' started by W9GB, Feb 17, 2023.

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  1. W9GB

    W9GB Ham Member QRZ Page

    End of an Era, for me. Received my first Allied Radio catalog (mail order) in 1968.
    Their original Chicago offices and Knight-Kit facilities are East of my QTH.
    After Tandy/Radio Shack purchase, offices & warehouses moved to Fort Worth, TX in 1970s.
    February 6, 2023

    Allied Electronics and Automation now officially known as RS

    In 1999, Electrocomponents Group (London, UK) acquired Allied Radio/Allied Electronics brand name and commercial parts business from Tandy/Radio Shack USA (Fort Worth, TX).

    Electrocomponents already owned a sister company, RS Components, based in London, England, that represents various electronics mfg. and brands in UK and EU.
    Allied Electronics & Automation officially transitioned its name to “RS,” effective February 6.
    This name change is part of the company’s ongoing brand evolution.

    Allied Electronics & Automation is a trading brand of RS Group, a global, omni-channel provider of industrial product and service solutions. The company supports customers in designing, building and maintaining industrial equipment and operations.

    On May 3, 2022, the Electrocomponents Group changed its trade name listing to RS Group. This was the company’s first step in its brand transition into RS for all companies within the group. Since May, several brands within the group have taken new names — IESA and Synovos became RS Integrated Supply and Needlers and Liscombe became RS Safety Solutions.

    The group has planned an in-person employee launch event on February 14
    at its Fort Worth (USA) headquarters to mark this significant milestone.
  2. KC7JNJ

    KC7JNJ Ham Member QRZ Page

    Years ago a friend was at the local radio shack. He was talking to a few if us on 2meter simple from his handheld while in the store as he looked around. The volume was loud enough folks could hear him in the store. I forget who asked him but one the guys on the radio asked him if he was at “trash shack”. Needless to say the manager was not happy about that and told him to leave.
  3. N8MYQ

    N8MYQ Ham Member QRZ Page

    years ago started my radio adventures with a knight kit Star Roamer (which i still have) from Allied Electronics.....
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