March 2020 – What to look for in an Electronic Component Distributor
Published on: 06/03/2020
We discuss the 4 qualities buyers should be looking for in an electronic component distributor
When assessing which distributor to use, buyers will consider several factors, from basic capabilities and breadth of services to industry-specific accreditations and added value support services.
At GD Rectifiers, we make the buying process as seamless and stress-free as possible. We understand that all of these elements are a part of the decision-making process. That’s why GD Rectifiers continues to invest in both people and equipment, building on its core offering of power electronic components with added value services such as obsolete component sourcing, providing repairs and replacements of faulty or aging semiconductors and the design and manufacture of custom heatsinks and power assemblies.
A Electronic Component Distributor: What to Look For
One of the main deciding factors that engineers and procurement specialists will take in to consideration when sourcing a distributor, is their pricing strategy. Distributors need to be competitive on pricing in order to provide the most effective solutions and services to customers, providing them with a competitive edge over other distributors.
At GD Rectifiers, we work closely with customers to ascertain target pricing and if there are any compromises that could be made in the product, which could include the overall design, finish, using alternative semiconductors or designing in new parts, which could all impact the cost of the project.
GD Rectifiers is a leading distributor for over 30 of the world’s largest power electronic manufacturers. As distributors they receive supported pricing on all or selected lines which enables them to pass cost savings on to their customers.
Customers are looking for high quality products, they need to be confident that the product will be fit for purpose, delivered in spec and on time. Customers can buy with confidence knowing that distributors follow industry guidelines and accreditations, including ensuring products comply with the EU directive on the restriction of hazardous substances (RoHS), BSI standards and the RISQ qualification scheme.
GD Rectifiers is committed to ensuring the production and delivery of high quality products, we strive to provide customers with products and services that exceed their expectations. We work with some of the world’s leading manufacturers, guaranteeing the best quality at all times. GD Rectifiers are compliant with RoHS, BSI standards and RISQ. For more information on our commitment to quality and certifications please click here.
Engineers and buyers require flexible products and services from a distributor, which is often why customers use SMEs as they can often be more accommodating than some of the bigger, global distributors.
At GD Rectifiers we understand that the key buying factors and project priorities for engineers can change quickly, which is why we’re proud to offer flexible products and services to our customers. We suggest organising scheduled orders for customers that want to order a large amount of products but want to stagger the drops over a 12month period, we liaise with the factory to ensure we receive the product at our warehouse ready in time for the customer to receive on the scheduled dates.
We also offer a call-off service for customers that want to order a large amount of devices in one go to get the best possible pricing, but do not have the warehouse space to stock all of the products at their site. GD Rectifiers offers to keep the product on their shelves over an agreed period of time and will send products out when a call-off order is requested. This flexibility in placing orders and managing stock fulfilment is one of the reasons why customers keeping shopping with GD Rectifiers.
Customers demand expertise and advice on sourcing components and builds. The support elements play a huge role in procurement, which is why GD Rectifiers offers extensive design and engineering expertise.
With it’s technical and commercial expertise acquired over the past 50 years, GD Rectifiers is able to offer the highest quality service whilst giving the most competitive engineered power component pricing and solution. Our sales force is based in our head office in Burgess Hill, West Sussex. We also have a regional sales team that travel across the UK to discuss client requirements. Our seasoned team have over 100 years combined experience in design, manufacture and sales of power electronic components.
Our sales team liaise with customers and factories daily to ensure communication is second to none. We have built a successful partnership with our customers and manufacturers over the past 40 years and our vision is to be the distributor of choice, setting the standard for quality, delivery and reliability. We invest time and money in our team as well as equipment which s fundamental to our growing success.