An extensive linecard is nothing without commitment to quality, explains Anton Wurr of America II Electronics
With over three billion components in stock, available for sale and ready to ship, America II has one of the largest inventories in the industry. The company is also one of the largest independent distributors of electronic components in the world. Founded in the United States in 1989, America II Electronics took its distribution model overseas to service the European electronics community in 1994.
In addition to its headquarters in Florida and its office in the UK, America II has locations in Germany, China, Japan, Singapore and Mexico. The company stocks active, passive and electromechanical components from over 1,900 manufacturers, while providing value-added services and inventory solutions from its ISO 9001:2008 and ESD-certified 420,000ft² North American distribution facility.
But what about quality assurance? Simply providing an extensive line card of product across the world is not the only goal for America II. The company also boasts an unparalleled commitment to quality.
America II buys direct from over 260 manufacturers, in addition to sourcing components from a secure supply chain. These practices were not built overnight and since the company has been around for 22 years, each year it has made major advancements in its sourcing capabilities. America II has also partnered with Premier Semiconductor Services, one of the leading test houses in the country, so that it can stay innovative in the area of testing and quality assurance. In fact, independent distributor, America II, claims to be the first to have a third-party test facility placed within its distribution centre, ensuring an autonomous and objective inspection process.
So what should a customer look for when choosing a distributor? Whether it’s an independent distributor or a franchised one, customers should seek distributors that focus on quality and continuous improvement. America II also encourages each customer to conduct an on-site quality audit so they can see their distributor’s processes and facilities to ensure they’re receiving the quality they deserve.
At America II, the company remains at the forefront of quality and innovation via its on-staff component engineers and NARTE-certified ESD technician. The company is ISO 9001 and ANSI S20.20 certified, CCAP-101 certified in counterfeit avoidance and detection and a member of IDEA and ERAI.
In the end, customers should feel certain that the distributor they partner with has a robust quality system and, more importantly, a secure supply chain.
In short, America II is so confident in its quality practices that the company offers the America II 10-year guarantee. While the industry standard warranty on components is a single year, America II guarantees parts for a period of ten years. Initiatives like this allow customers to buy with confidence and secure the product that meets their quality needs.