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Solid State Supplies and Pacer become one company

Date Announced: 06 Apr 2021

  • Customers to benefit from a complete value-added solution
  • Solid State Supplies and Pacer set to be stronger together
  • Collaboration between the two companies since 2018

Redditch, UK -- Solid State Supplies, the franchised distributor serving the UK electronics community, and Pacer International, a specialist supplier of optoelectronic, display and laser solutions, have officially merged, following a period of close collaboration and integration.

The two organisations, whose strategies are very much aligned, have been working closely together since November 2018 when Solid State Group acquired Pacer to enable greater growth generation. 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.

“It’s important to note that this merger is very much about accelerating our growth and not a cost reduction exercise,” says John Macmichael, MD of 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 positive 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.

John Macmichael concludes: “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.”

About Solid State Supplies

Solid State Supplies (part of Solid State plc) is a technical, franchised distributor serving the UK electronics community.

We sell semiconductors, related components and modules for embedded processing, control and communications (both wireless and wired), sensing and switching, power management, and LED lighting. Focusing on products from a limited number of suppliers, we understand their products in depth and offer customers outstanding levels of commercial and technical support. We have particular expertise in high-reliability components for mil/aero applications, sensing and switching for Electric Vehicles, and end-to-end IoT solutions using modules, finished products and cloud connectivity.

Our Quality Management System accords with ISO 9001: 2015, AS9120, and AS9100.

Website: www.sssltd.com

About Pacer International

Pacer was established in 1989 to specialise in the distribution and custom design of optoelectronic components, detectors, sensors, lasers and displays to the OEM market in the defence, security, medical, commercial and industrial sectors.

Pacer provides off-the-shelf components as well as bespoke design solutions and value engineering. In the UK, Pacer operates from offices in Pangbourne and the design and production facility in Weymouth. Its US subsidiary Pacer USA LLC is based in Florida. All facilities are ISO9001 approved, including the 70 sq. m ISO14644-1 class 7 clean room, with relevant facilities holding AS9120, QS9000, ISO13485, TS16949, ISO14001 and FDA accreditation.

Pacer Components Limited (t/a Pacer International) and Pacer USA LLC were acquired by Solid State plc in November 2018. Solid State is an AIM listed manufacturer of computing, power and communications products, and value-added distributor of electronic components. Pacer’s business complements and enhances that of the Solid State group.


Solid State Supplies Ltd
Ravensbank Business Park
Hedera Rd
Redditch B98 9EY
Phone: +44 (0)1527 830800

E-mail: Via website

Web Site: https://www.sssltd.com

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