What did you want to be when you were young?

As children, we grew up with big ideas and active imaginations that led us to think we could do anything we wanted. We were inspired by the world around us and driven by a belief that anything was possible.

As the leading global distributor of industrial and electronics products, we work with our customers’ of today to turn dreams into reality and support the engineers of tomorrow.

Discover the stories we’ve shared so far which bring ‘for the inspired’ to life. This is just the beginning, though; join us for this incredible journey.

If you have an inspiring story then get in touch, we’d like to hear it.

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Celebrating women in engineering

To support International Women in Engineering, throughout June and July we’re sharing amazing stories of female engineers – showcasing inclusivity and encouraging more women to pursue a career in the industry.

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WIE | Celebrating women in engineering

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Go behind the brand

"Being an engineer is deep down in my DNA." - Meet Alan Hawse and discover how he's inspiring the products of tomorrow.

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Cypress | Inspiration behind the brand

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Educating the system

In the heart of the city of Düsseldorf, a small group of people were inspired to set up Codingschule – an initiative to transform education across the country.

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CodingSchule | Getting with the programme

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Transforming the future of transport

"We’re inspired to build the future of transportation." – Team HYPED are helping to bring Hyperloop to life and potentially transform the way we travel forever.

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Team HYPED | Portrait of an Inventor

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Engineering a childhood dream

Not many of us can say we’ve achieved the ambitions we had as children, but for Dave Moulds, he couldn’t let go of what inspired him growing up.

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Carbide | Dave Moulds Portrait of an Inventor

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Going beyond bionics

"My inspiration was simply to help my son." - Discover Ben Ryan's remarkable story in developing his unique prosthetic technology.

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Ambionics | Ben Ryan Portrait of an Inventor

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