Founded in 1973 by Helmut Rudel in Ispringen (Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany), the company has developed from a “one-man-company” into one of the worldwide leading broadline distributors, employing more than 1,500. In the electronic components market, Rutronik currently ranks 11th worldwide and is the third largest European distributor. The product range includes semiconductors, passive and electromechanical components as well as embedded boards, storage technologies, displays and wireless products. The markets that the company primarily targets include automotive, medical, industrial, home appliance, energy and lighting. Rutronik operates as an independent, owner-managed company from its German headquarters. Guided by the company philosophy of “committed to excellence”, Rutronik has more than 40 successful years of corporate history to look back upon with growth that is always beyond that of the market. The contract distributor has a dense pan-European network of sales offices and is represented through its own branches in all European countries, so as to guarantee an all-encompassing customer support. The subsidiary Rutronik Inc. serves the North American market, while the Asian subsidiaries with seven offices in China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Thailand support the customers in Asia. Consulting in technical, commercial and logistical matters as well as service and technical support are available with a consistent level of quality to customers in all the countries.