Essentra Components (formerly Richco, Inc.)

- Essentra Components forms part of Essentra plc, a leading international supplier of specialty plastic, fiber, foam and packaging products with four principal operating divisions: Component & Protection Solutions, Porous Technologies, Packaging & Securing Solutions and Filter Products. Through these divisions, Essentra focuses on the light manufacture and distribution of high volume, essential components which serve customers in a wide variety of end-markets and geographies. More...

Having recently rebranded, Essentra Components’ new identity helps to bring together all our previously multi-branded offering under one name to underline our breadth of product range and specialist capabilities. Essentra Components has become a strong product distributor across the globe through the culmination of ideals and products from a number of former businesses. These include Moss Plastics, Alliance and Richco. Less...

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Module NamePreviewAudioNon-AudioDurationParts List
  • Bumpers and Feet
820KB303KB5 minParts List
  • Cable Ties and Accessories
1.9MB782KB5 minParts List
  • Card Guides and Pullers
1.3MB709KB5 minParts List
  • Circuit Board Hardware
3.1MB1.8MB15 minParts List
  • Engineering Technology
2.8MB1.4MB10 minParts List
  • Fiber Management
1.4MB304KB5 minParts List
  • Grommets and Bushings
1.3MB761KB5 minParts List
  • Injection Molding and Plastics
2.7MB1.2MB5 minParts List
  • Insulators and Fuse Accessories
1.2MB630KB5 minParts List
  • LED Hardware
689KB256KB5 minParts List
  • Plastic Materials
1.3MB217KB5 minParts List
  • Rivets and Hardware
1.5MB908KB5 minParts List
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Self-Adhesive BumpersSelf-Adhesive Bumpers - Essentra's cylindrical and square self-adhesive bumper feet are commonly used as rubber feet, cabinet stoppers, door stops, and surface protectors. These peel and stick bumpers will not tarnish, scratch, or discolor any surface. Essentra’s bumpers are non-staining, non-marring and crack resistant which makes them great for multiple applications.  More...

More about Essentra Components

Essentra, an abstract name, was specifically chosen to capture what each of our businesses, including Alliance, Reid Supply and Richco, manufactures and supplies; namely millions of small but essential components which often play a critical enabling role in the products of our customers, everywhere and every day.

As part of its Vision 2015 strategy, Essentra is rebranding our components distribution businesses under one name, Essentra Components. For the Americas, we are combining the outstanding products and services of three companies into one:

Alliance – Manufactures and distributes excellent products like access hardware, casters, leveling mounts, bumpers and feet, tube insert glides and caps, wire management, cable ties, circuit board hardware, fasteners, masking, pipe and flange, caps, plugs and netting, and hose protection.

Reid Supply – Industrial distributor of a wide range of products including knobs, handles and hand wheels, clamps and workholding, tooling components, fasteners and hardware, leveling devices and vibration control, material handling, bearings and power transmission, metalworking, tools, maintenance and shop supplies, pneumatics and hydraulics, structural systems and safety.

Richco – Manufactures and distributes engineered components including circuit board hardware, card guides and pullers, rivets, screws, washers and nuts, motion control, bumpers and feet, fan accessories, LED hardware, insulators, cable ties and accessories, cable management, fiber management, grommets, bushings, plugs and cable glands, and leveling mounts, tube inserts and casters.

By combining these three essential components companies into one, we will provide our customers with outstanding benefits including:
  • Over One Billion Parts In Stock
  • 11 Regional Distribution Centers
  • Same Day Shipping
  • Free Samples
  • Free CAD Drawings
Essentra Components (formerly Richco, Inc.)
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