At APC Locator we aim to buy from approved, trusted vendors with OEM certificates and full traceability.
In some cases we reach out to our wider supplier network to source products, particularly those that are obsolete or hard-to-source, in which case we can provide a range of anti-counterfeit testing services and take the following steps to mitigate risk:
- If applicable, parts can be tested for fit form and function against manufacturer’s published datasheet and a full report will be provided with the product
- Where applicable, we check the ERAI vendors and parts databases, including cross checking against known problem vendors and devices
- Make use of shared intelligence across established network
- Visit worldwide suppliers for vendor assessment
- Check trade references and obtain QA certificates from open market sources
We are long standing members of the International Institute of Obsolescence Management and the ERAI and apply industry best practices to all our component sourcing.