APC further strengthens component sourcing service

APC further strengthens component sourcing service

APC acquires First Byte Micro Ltd

APC Technology Group PLC, the provider of design-in, specification and distribution services for specialist electronic components and systems, lighting technologies and connectivity products, has completed the acquisition of First Byte Micro Ltd (“FBM”) a franchised and independent distributor of electronic components.

FBM sources and supplies a wide range of electronic components from major blue chip manufacturers such as Altera, Seiko Instruments, Texas Instruments, and Cypress, and from others either directly under franchise or from authorised open market and worldwide sources. The company builds long-standing relationships with its customers, some of whom have used FBM to provide component sourcing solutions for nearly 20 years.

Pete Greenslade, Sales Manager for FBM, has over 25 years’ experience in the sourcing and sales of electronic components, having worked at Avnet and Maplin before founding FBM.

FBM will integrate with APC’s existing component sourcing business, APC Locator, further enhancing our ability to source hard to find, obsolete or end of life components, products and systems for our customers.

I am very pleased to welcome Pete and the rest of the First Byte Micro team to APC. The combination of their business with our APC Locator division gives us a significant presence in the growing market for the sourcing of hard to find and obsolete electronic components and products. This business line allows us to offer a value added solution to our extensive military and aerospace customer base in particular.

Richard Hodgson, CEO of APC Technology Group plc
APC Technology Group plc

First Byte Micro

Since 1989, First Byte Micro has been servicing the UK manufacturing industry as a global franchised and independent component distributor for franchises including:

  • TDK Micronas
  • SII Seiko Instruments
  • Tamura

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For more information about our range of specialist electronic components, products and systems contact our technical sales team on: