Solid State Supplies has expanded its electronic component distribution support team following a successful year in 2016. It will aim to provide even higher levels of engineering and sourcing support to customers.
With the addition of a new batch of post-graduate engineers, Solid State Supplies’ field sales team will have double its previous capacity, not only to offer engineering collaboration to its existing customers but also offer its value-added services to a wider set of customers in 2017.
In parallel, the sourcing and obsolescence team has also been expanded to bring the benefits of Solid State Supplies’ extensive product portfolio to more UK customers.
Commenting on the rapid expansion, Jon Baxter, Sales and Marketing Director said: “We are very firmly a service business that prides itself on understanding and being close to our customers. Through this expansion we will be able to serve our existing customers even better, while bringing new customers on board. Customers really value our obsolescence service that solves their supply-chain challenges with an assured supply of hard-to-find material.”
Solid State Supplies’ Sourcing and Obsolescence service began following the acquisition of Ginsbury and provides support to customers seeking hard-to-find or end-of-line materials for their continued manufacturing.
While many offer this service, Solid State Supplies takes a far more in-depth approach and has rigorous processes in place to ensure that customers only receive genuine, full specification, products.
Where a manufacturer’s C of C is not available, the distributor partners with a number of independent test labs to test the device to manufacturer’s specification and can even build custom circuits so the device can be proven in the end application.
Baxter added “As counterfeiting becomes an increasing challenge for our industry, Solid State Supplies saves our customers significant time and money by offering an assured supply of quality components, saving them the cost and risk of redesign or using components from an unverified source.”