GD Rectifiers recently celebrated a very special milestone, 55 years of electronic component distribution in the UK. Established in 1964, the company partners with 30 leading power electronic component manufacturers around the world and boasts a niche product offering with specialisation in rail, medical, aerospace, automotive, industrial and electronics markets.

GD Rectifiers has achieved the position of being one of the most dominant independent distributors of power electronic components in the UK over the last 20 years. Leading the way in specialist component distribution, GD Rectifiers provides a winning mix of extensive knowledge and expertise in design and engineering and has the capability to source high quality components, the flexibility to take advantage of new technologies and markets and the ability to provide customer specific modifications using the latest 2D modelling.

Today, GD Rectifiers supports the global power electronics marketplace, providing: thermal management solutions for a wide range of industrial applications across the following markets: railway traction, HVDC, LED lighting, renewables, aviation, medical, military, laser, welding and automotive.

Our aim is to make it easier for engineers, buyers and purchasing specialists to find the products they need, with our technical support at the touch of a button. We offer a wide range of services to help make our customers’ buying experience as seamless as possible. We build tailored solutions for customers, ensuring we deliver the best price, lead time and availability in record time because we know time to market matters.

Our philosophy is think big, act small, as an independent family-run distributor we work hard to nurture and service our customers, we believe in going beyond just purchases, our relationships with our customers is familial.

For us originality is key, and we believe innovation starts with independent businesses – our offices are where most interesting concepts and new design ideas take place. We don’t follow suit, we create and offer choices for our customers. We also support other local businesses and our community, because we care, we see it as a way of directly giving back to the community – funding great ideas and ventures that can only exist outside of mainstream, corporate companies.

Small businesses are at the heart of entrepreneurship and when customers support independent businesses they support a true reflection of the person or people behind it, which for us feels like we’re giving everyday engineers the voice and recognition they deserve.

We also support The Royal Academy of Engineering with their ‘This is Engineering Day’ initiative which is aimed at raising awareness of the wide range of career opportunities available within engineering and to encourage the younger generation, in particular women, to explore a profession within the industry.