Expanding anti-counterfeiting facilities

Princeps has received renewed AS6081 accreditation following its relocation to larger premises. Princeps specialises in sourcing traceable components for customers in industries including aerospace, defence, energy and transportation.


Princeps’ sales director, David Nash, said: “The risks that counterfeit or fraudulent electronic components pose cannot be underestimated and this continues to be a significant and increasing problem to procurement managers, especially in times of component shortages.


“As one of less than three UK distributors to hold AS6081 accreditation, we have invested heavily in our laboratory, recently adding a further £150,000 worth of new equipment since our move here a few weeks ago. Even with our stringent procedures and in-depth knowledge of the global components marketplace, we are uncovering an average of one or two fraudulent or counterfeit items every month.


“This demonstrates the level of vigilance necessary, especially when trying to source obsolete parts. When sourcing through Princeps, our customers are assured through a range of risk mitigation solutions, including fully bespoke test and inspection plans following AS6081, AS6171 or any of the other methodologies available.”