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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Maintenance in the most unexpected place

Estate electrician, Colin Hartley, doesn’t go to work in a typical industrial environment yet the maintenance he does is critical for the safety and well-being of his ‘colleagues’…

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Drusillas Park | Maintenance matters

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A world record set for the Rube Goldberg Challenge

Kids Invent Stuff co-founder Ruth Amos has taken on the show's biggest task yet, by bringing to life the imaginations of 60 children to inspire future engineers.

See how she did it

Ruth Amos | Rube Goldberg Challenge

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Mayku creates the world's first tabletop factory

Ben's passion for design led him to create the FormBox - a tabletop vacuum former which gives everyday people the power to make their own things.

What could you make?

Mayku FormBox | The first tabletop factory

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Design engineers at Cerebra enhance children’s lives

Thanks to the remarkable engineering of our generation, the fantastic work of our customer Cerebra has helped six-year-old Imogen complete a triathlon despite her cerebral palsy.

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Cerebra | Enhancing children's lives

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How a hologram can help humanity

Our customer Vivoka has created a new holographic home butler named Zac. By controlling an entire home from just voice command, Zac can help to transform lives by saving time, energy and money.

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Zac by Vivoka | Helping humanity

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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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