Second sourcing options

Buyers looking to sidestep extended lead times, material shortages and increased pricing should visit Ashlea Components’ stand to discuss second sourcing options


Prompt, accurate and competitive quotes are the hallmark of Ashlea Components, an independent and franchised distributors of current, obsolete and hard to find electronic components and electro-mechanical products.


The company has recently been appointed UK distributor for Gaptec and HVC Capacitors. These additions join other franchised and authorised lines including JB Capacitors, Lyontek, Rose and Bopla, Solentec and Vigortronix. Ashlea Components’ franchised lines offer alternatives to other manufacturers giving customers more freedom of choice, supporting them from designing and prototyping, right through to production.


Gaptec Electronics offers over 30-years’ experience in the global power supply market, specialising in isolated and non-isolated voltage transformers (AC/DC, DC/DC, PoL and LED drivers). A selected product portfolio guarantees quality standards (UL62368, UL60950, EN50155, UL60601) and maximum flexibility, offering short lead times at low cost. Target markets include railway, industrial, medical and telecom amongst others.


Founded in 1999, HVC Capacitor specialises in high voltage components such as high voltage ceramic capacitor and high voltage resistor custom production. HV Ceramic Capacitors can be directly cross referred to Murata or Vishay parts. They also have a strong line of high voltage resistors and diodes offering alternatives to Ohmite, HVCA, TDK and AVX.


Allocation issues (leading to extended lead times, material shortages and increased pricing) have highlighted the importance of second sourcing component requirements. Ashlea also holds over 19,000 lines of stock.