New Partnership: TT Electronics

We are excited to announce a new strategic partnership with industrial IoT specialist TT Electronics.

TT’s Speed to Connect is an end-to-end IoT framework that seamlessly delivers hardware, connectivity, infrastructure and user experience solutions, out-of-the-box and with minimal programming required. Rapid IoT deployment is critical to project success; Speed to Connect is scalable, flexible and secure, and enables customers to deploy IoT solutions faster, smarter and more cost effectively than ‘going it alone’.

Speed to Connect features Bluetooth devices that sense and measure temperature, humidity, lighting and movement to remotely detect problems or trigger automated processes, as well as the S-2CONNECT ® smart hub using the latest GNSS and LTE technology which can be used as an asset tracker, smart home gateway or industrial smart hub.

Solid State Supplies has a team of IoT industry experts who specialise in accelerating time to market. We guide customers through the IoT landscape step by step, resulting in the design and delivery of complete IoT solutions from sensor to cloud.

TT Electronics’ sales director described Solid State Supplies as a “technically focused, demand creating distributor” with a “long history of success in IoT, whilst having the capability to help us reach new markets”. He added that the partnership is “another significant step . . .  to deliver IoT solutions that enable digitalisation and realise connectivity roadmaps for OEMs”.

Solid State Supplies’ IoT technology director, Scott A. Brenton added: “We guide customers through the IoT landscape step by step, resulting in the design and delivery of complete IoT solutions from sensor to cloud. As a franchised distributor . . .  our industrial IoT solutions portfolio includes communication devices, modules, and cloud-based platforms . . . to build . . . IoT solution or realise a faster time to market with a more modular or board-level approach”.

Speak to one of our experts to find out more about TT Electronics and implementing smart cost-effective connectivity in your systems. Find out more about TT Electronics here.

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Pacer and Solid State Supplies: Distribution Businesses Merge

Following a period of working very closely together since Solid State Group acquired Pacer in November 2018, the distribution side of Pacer has now merged with Solid State Supplies.

The merger will create a scalable, more efficient organisation, benefitting the customers of both companies by offering a broader portfolio and a more complete value-added solution to enable greater growth generation.

“It’s important to note that this merger is very much about accelerating our growth and not a cost reduction exercise,” said John Macmichael, MD of Pacer and Solid State Supplies. “We are at the start of an exciting future for us and our customers. We are operating in a very competitive, international business environment, and so we need to build a robust structure that can easily and rapidly facilitate our high growth aspirations. We are confident that we are in the best possible position to achieve our ambitions.”

Adding value to the supply chain is a key focus for the companies, and both Solid State and Pacer contribute complementary value-add services to the collective offering. Another area where customers may see a further difference is around account management. The merger will create an increased sales resource, offering locally based contacts who will be much closer to a range of key business locations.

Macmichael added, “The last 12 months have undoubtedly been extremely challenging, not just for us at Pacer and Solid State Supplies, but for many companies. This merger, however, hasn’t been triggered by the pandemic, but by our experience of working so closely and successfully with one another over the past three years. We truly believe that we are better by being stronger together.”

This integration involves some important changes to our documentation and accounts administration, effective April 1st 2021, and for most customers, our legal entity changed from Pacer Components Ltd to Solid State Supplies Ltd on April 1st. If you have an account with Pacer and have not received notification of these changes from us already, please contact your sales representative as soon as possible, to ensure that there is no disruption to our business procedures.

Pacer’s Design and Manufacturing facility at Weymouth will continue to operate and expand under the Pacer name, as a valuable contributor to the group’s Value-Add Services and Solutions.

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