Andrew Ferrier appointed new General Manager at Components Bureau

afOn the anniversary of his 20th year with Components Bureau, Andrew Ferrier has been appointed General Manager of the Huntingdon-based company. He is promoted from Commercial Manager, a position he has held since 1997.

Components Bureau was established in 1985 and now supplies a wide range of passive electronic components, wound components and LEDs as well as managing the outsourcing to Asia for UK customers. 2012 was a very successful year for the company against the backdrop of a tough economic climate. Cheng Yoe is company MD and responsible for the appointment: “Andrew is the lynchpin of Components Bureau’s success particularly when the global financial crisis hit and it is his drive and Scottish savvy that will take it to the next level. The growth and expansion of the company is a testimony to his skill that marries great customer service together with a steely commercial rationale. His contribution to the company deserves recognition and I know he’ll lead it with the same quiet determination he’s shown throughout his career.”

Originally a commercial buyer, Ferrier moved south from his Scottish base to join the company in 1993. “I think I’m very lucky to have enjoyed longevity within one company and been with it as it has grown. The sector has changed enormously in two decades – China, once regarded as only capable of imitating electronic products is now a leader in innovation, quality and low cost manufacturing and challenging as the world’s biggest economy. Our business has moved with the times and although the last few years have been tough and challenging beyond belief I think we’ve emerged stronger and sharper for it.”

The latest phase for the company sees the launch of the first of its own-brand products, the new Precision Transformers, which will be offering samples in 10 days and full volume production from approval in less than three weeks.