30 leading electronic components distributors in India

Mark Burr-Lonnon, senior vice president, international business

electronic compenentsBy Richa Chakravarty

Wednesday, March 05, 2014: Year 2013 witnessed some major changes in the trading and distribution markets in India. On one hand, the economic scenario was at its worst for the initial six to eight months of the year with the Indian trading community reeling under a steep fall in the rupee’s value, against the US dollar. On the other hand, there were some state policy issues holding back the trading market. While in April 2013, the Department of Trade and Taxes had enforced Form T-2 for the purchase of all goods from outside Delhi, Maharashtra witnessed the maximum turmoil due to the local body tax (LBT) being imposed.

In this scenario, electronics components distributors in India faced several challenges while trading domestically. We feature the 30 leading electronics components distributors that do business in India. This list has to be viewed knowing that a majority of the companies did not file their revenues with the Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA), and hence, we could not rank them.

We have therefore featured these companies alphabetically. To come out with this list of 30 companies, we took the help of industry experts, and evaluated the companies on the basis of their revenues over a couple of years. We also judged them based on the number of reputed principals they have in their kitty. Some major global distributors do not feature in the list as they do not have a direct presence in India (no representative or branch office).

However, as is the current trend, many of these companies also trade in other products besides electronics components. We did not include companies that are purely into trading in semiconductors.

Disclaimer: While Electronics Bazaar’s editorial team has taken the utmost care to contact all possible sources to make the list comprehensive, we may have inadvertently left out a few companies. Information contained in the following report has been obtained from sources deemed reliable, and Electronics Bazaar makes no claims with respect to its accuracy. Neither Electronics Bazaar nor its affiliates, officers, directors, employees, owners, representatives nor any of its data or content providers shall be liable for any errors or for any actions taken by any entity on the basis of this information.

The companies have been listed alphabetically

Allied Devices (S) Pte Ltd

Established in 1997, Allied Devices is among the leading electronic components distributors in Asia Pacific. Headquartered in Singapore and a subsidiary of the Linpo Group in Hong Kong, it has sales offices in India, Malaysia, Thailand and Philippines. Allied Devices is Bourn’s exclusive distributor in the ASEAN region with qualified service oriented staff supporting more than 1000 customers. It offers electronic components, including ICs, fuses, resistors, sensors, memory, capacitors, transistors, etc, to a wide variety of customers, and is backed by over 400 sales personnel and field application engineers.

Contact details: Ph: +(65)-68427366, [email protected], www.adevices.com.sg

Arrow Electronics Inc

Michael J Long, chairman, president & CEO

Michael J Long, chairman, president & CEO

Arrow Electronics with its corporate headquarters in Colorado, serves as a supply channel partner for over 100,000 original equipment manufacturers and commercial customers. Arrow Asia Pac is a business unit of Arrow Electronics Inc and has its regional headquarters in Hong Kong. Established in 1993, Arrow Asia Pac operates 53 sales offices, four primary distribution centres and 14 local warehousing facilities in 13 countries/territories across Asia. Arrow offers a full range of semiconductors, connectors, passive and electromechanical components. It has its India head office located in Bengaluru with sales offices in Cochin, Chennai, Hyderabad, Mumbai, Pune and New Delhi.

Contact details: Bengaluru office: Ph: +(91)-80-4135 3800, [email protected], www.arrowasia.com

Avnet Technology Solutions India Pvt Ltd

Jaideep Malhotra, vice president & GM

Jaideep Malhotra, vice president & GM

Avnet Technology Solutions is an operating group of Avnet Inc, which has its headquarters in Phoenix, Arizona. It is among the world’s largest distributors of electronic components, enterprise computers, storage products and embedded subsystems. It has sales offices in more than 70 countries and a work force of 17,000 employees. Avnet is an efficient manager of more than 300,000 unique parts in the technology supply chain. Its Asia Pacific headquarters is located in Hong Kong. Avnet accelerates its partners’ journey to success by connecting the world’s leading technology suppliers with a broad base of more than 100,000 customers, providing cost-effective, value-added services and solutions.

Contact details: Ph: 022-44200200, www.ats.avnet.co.in

Arihant Electricals

Arihant Electricals offers a wide variety of products that includes active and passive components, protection components, electromechanical products and other specialised electrical and electronic products. It represents around 15 MNCs that are well established brand names in the market. The group has a strong sales network of 15 offices and 30 channel partners encompassing the entire subcontinent to give an unrivalled reach to end users and to provide services to over 3500 prestigious clients. It also offers in-house training as well as training at its principal’s sites to all its engineers. This is to enhance their technical knowledge in order to serve customers with the latest technology.

Contact details: Ph: +91-11-47637300, [email protected], www.arihantelectricals.com

Cirkit Electro Components Pvt Ltd

Gulab Chand Hariya, director

Established in 1990, Cirkit Electro Components is an independent stocking distributor with 18 years’ experience. It is a one stop shop for power components, industrial ICs, semiconductors, and components for CATV and telecommunication. It offers sourcing solutions for everyday components, as well as for obsolete, allocated and hard to find parts. It keeps an eye on the latest trends in the market, updates the stock lists from suppliers regularly and conducts the analysis to meet its customers’ requirements on time. Cirkit Electro has four sister companies—Chhannel Master Pvt Ltd, Optilink Networks Pvt Ltd, SMD Electro Components and Led House.

Contact details: Ph: 022-23877777/23800888, [email protected], [email protected], www.cirkitelectro.com

Componix India

Chetan Ajmera, director

Chetan Ajmera, director

Established in 2004, Componix India is a specialised distribution company dealing in electronic components, as well as active, passive and electro-mechanical components. With its head office in Mumbai, it provides value added services to various segments of industry and caters to original electronics manufacturers and contract manufacturers. It provides dedicated service, technical support, genuine components, and on-time delivery to its clients. It has an efficient marketing team with an average individual experience in the industry ranging from 5-15 years.

Contact details: Ph: +91-22-23827771, +91-22-23827772, [email protected], www.componixindia.com

Digi-Key Corporation

Mark Larson, president

Mark Larson, president

Established in 1972, Digi-Key has been offering the broadest selection of in-stock electronic components. It is headquartered in Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA. Its other services to its customers include aiding engineers through the entire design process, from prototype to production. Digi-Key is an authorised distributor of electronic components for more than 650 industry-leading suppliers. At any given time, it has more than 860,000 products in stock, ready to be shipped from its headquarters.

Contact details: Ph: 000-800-100-1274, Tollfree: 001-218-681-7979, [email protected], www.digikey.in

Electromark Devices (Bombay) Ltd

Mahavir Sheth, MD

Established in 1980, Electromark Devices has many firsts to its credit in the dynamic and promising field of electronic components and devices. It has catered to the industry for more than two decades now and has and has been catering to the global power electronics market also. Its customers benefit from good quality, low cost and timely availability of its products. It distributes products of some of the well known and reputed brands in the industry.

Contact details: Ph: +91-22-22034545, [email protected], www.electromarkindia.com

Elektronika Sales Pvt Ltd

Sunil Hasija, MD

Sunil Hasija, MD

Elektronika Sales was established in 1979 as a components retailer and is currently one of the largest electronic components distributors catering to OEMs in the automotive, energy meter, lighting and industrial segments. It has sales offices in Delhi, Pune, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Bengaluru, Vadodara and Chennai with a workforce comprising 120 technically qualified people. It represents more than 40 global manufacturers, including the key lines of NXP Semiconductor, Vishay, Power Integration, Toshiba, TDK Epcos, ROHM semiconductor, Seoul Semiconductor, etc. It has 1200 customers in its fold. Its vision is to be the leading technology and solutions provider and to achieve this goal, the company has acquired a design house for power electronics/RF. It offers VMI solutions, a large inventory, kitting and consolidation with competitive pricing in Indian currency.

Contact details: Ph: 044-28587165, [email protected], www.elektronikasales.com

element 14 India Pvt Ltd

Ravi Pagar, director

Ravi Pagar, director

element14 is one of the global leaders in the high service distribution of technology products and solutions for electronics system design, maintenance and repair. Its differentiated proposition includes 33 local language transactional websites, and the critically important element14 community for design engineers—the first in the industry

(www.element14.com). With sales last year of $1562.13m, the Group distributes products and services throughout Europe, North America and Asia Pacific.In India, it has had operations since 2008, with more than 150 people supporting customers locally, with local currency pricing, an INR-based website, live technical support, and branches in Bengaluru, Chennai, Coimbatore, Hyderabad, Mumbai, Pune, Kolkata, Ahmedabad and New Delhi. It offers products in 5-7 days to the customer’s door step from its warehouses globally, in the quantities required by the customer. element14 ships to over 480 cities in India.

Contact details: Ph:+91-80-40003822, [email protected], in.element14.com

Emaar Impex Pvt Ltd

Established in 1996, Emaar Impex supplies OEMs, traders, repairers and contract manufacturers across India with allocated and hard-to-find semiconductors and integrated circuits. It is known for its quality, value and the service it delivers, making it the one source and solutions provider for all its customers’component needs. With a prime focus on specialist semiconductors, discontinued and allocated parts, customers rely on Emaar for mission critical information and effective inventory solutions. From disposing excess inventories and sourcing hard-to-find or obsolete parts, to filling a bill of material and getting the most competitive pricing in the industry, Emaar helps its customers to meet their goals.

Contact details: Ph: +91-22-23801086, [email protected], www.emaarindia.com

Elepin Tradex Pvt Ltd

Elepin Electronics is a professionally managed independent distributor of electronic components. It distributes a plethora of electronic components like integrated circuits, diodes, resistors, capacitors, connectors, MOSFETs, flip-flop ICs, transistors, etc. It offers customised services to the electronics industry. Elepin constantly focuses on upgrading technology, infrastructure and manufacturing systems on a regular basis so as to meet the continuously changing needs of its customers. Its main aim revolves around offering products and services that meet the requirement of its customers in terms of both quality and delivery, on a regular basis.

Contact details: Ph: 080-40960292, +91-9663331125, +91-9741454072, [email protected], www.elepintradex.com

Future Electronics

Established in 1968, Future Electronics is a global electronic components distribution company. Headquartered in Montreal and operating in 169 locations across 42 countries around the world, Future Electronics has earned an impressive reputation for providing outstanding service and developing efficient, comprehensive global supply chain solutions. Its Asia Pacific headquarters is in Singapore. It has its branch offices in Bengaluru, Mumbai, New Delhi and Pune.

Contact details: (Bengaluru office) Ph: +91-80-4331 8100, [email protected], www.futureelectronics.com

Indus Technotronics Pvt Ltd

Established in 2005, Indus Technotronics is an authorised electronic components distributor with its headquarters in Bengaluru. It offers complete sourcing solutions for all electronic needs through a network of international manufacturers. Since its inception, the company has evolved to become a single window source to its customers for their electronic solutions needs. The company supplies products from manufacturers spread all over the world, from a wide spectrum of industries. Apart from components, the company provides value added services like design support, PCB designing and fabrication, kitting, etc.

Contact details: Ph: +91-80-2678 1591, +91 98867 49270, [email protected], www.industechno.com

 Integrated Industrial Electronics

Established in 2007, Integrated Industrial Electronics (IIE) offers electronic components that are hard to find or obsolete. IIE is associated with various government, public and private sector companies. It has a huge network of suppliers and is capable of sourcing all kinds of electronic components. It has R&D/design support from highly qualified engineers. It also provides technical support for designs as per customer requirements, offering prompt responses to queries. It also offers kitting services. It is an ISO 9001-2008 certified company and a one-stop supply chain solutions provider to manufacturers.

Contact details: Ph: +91-9810800787, [email protected], www.iielectronic.com

 LWI Electronics Inc

Established in 1999, LWI has built a reputation as a highly reliable provider of services and products. It has grown to become the preferred independent distributor of choice to numerous customers. The state-of-the-art system adopted at LWI provides access to a huge database of components and manufacturers, which enables quick sourcing of components from across the globe. A full-time in-house technical support and engineering team helps customers choose the correct devices for their varied needs. The availability of the latest components along with highly allocated and obsolete products, integrated circuits and semiconductors is assured to its customers because LWI draws products from several international inventories.

Contact details: [email protected], www.livewireinfo.com

Millennium Semiconductors

Haresh Abichandani, MD

Haresh Abichandani, MD

Millennium Semiconductors is emerging as one of the fastest growing organisations in the distribution of electronics and electromechanical components. Headquartered in Pune, it has its branch offices at Delhi, Bengaluru, Hyderabad and Ahmedabad, with overseas offices in Singapore and China. With a rich experience of more than 17 years, the company is an authorised distributor for multinationals including Littelfuse, Fujitsu, LSIS, UTC and many more major suppliers, for the Indian market. Millennium is managed by a team of technocrats with diverse experience in the domestic as well as global markets, to support the supply of a wide range of electronic components at competitive prices and offer consolidation (kitting) services from component manufacturers across the globe.

Contact details: Ph: +91-20-27484800, 27484900, 27484500, [email protected] www.millenniumsemi.com

Mouser Electronics India Pvt Ltd

Mark Burr-Lonnon, senior vice president, international business

Mark Burr-Lonnon, senior vice president, international business

Mouser Electronics, a subsidiary of TTI Inc, is part of Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway family of companies. It is an authorised semiconductor and electronic components distributor, focused on the rapid introduction of new products and technologies to electronic design engineers and buyers. Mouser provides localised customer service and technical support in local languages and currencies. It serves customers through 20 global support locations, including seven in India and in other Asian countries. It stocks the world’s widest selection of the latest semiconductors, connectors, optoelectronics, passive and electromechanical components for the newest design projects. Mouser Electronics’ website is updated daily and searches more than 10 million products to locate over 4 million orderable part numbers, available for easy online purchase.

Contact details: Manjula Girish, Ph: +91-80-4114-8091/92, [email protected], www.mouser.com

Network Electro Devices Pvt Ltd

Network Electro Devices is a distributor and wholesaler of quality products and components at competitive prices to various national and international clients. It is also a reputed service provider in this domain. The company has been creating and introducing innovative concepts to provide its customers and suppliers with the competitive edge. It has been supporting major customers in India, the US, Europe and some other parts of Asia. Through years of experience, Network Electro Devices has established itself as a reliable source and supplier of products from brands such as Motorola, Philips, SGS, Harris, Toshiba, NEC, Sanyo, Hitachi, International Rectifier, General Instruments, KEC, Samsung, Sharp, LG, Siemens, Rohm, National, AVX, etc. It is an authorised stockist and sales distributor for Sunon.

Contact details: Ph: 022-2387-4947, www.network-india.com

Power Palazzo Pvt Ltd

Micky Shah, director

Micky Shah, director

Power Palazzo has over 20 years’ experience in supplying high quality active and passive components to the electronics and semiconductor industry. The company firmly believes in innovation and cutting edge technology, in order to be in a win-win situation. With knowledge and a deep understanding of its clients’ requirements, the company offers excellent quality and service. It aims to establish itself as a regional and emerging global player through fruitful collaborations with vendors and clients. It offers capacitors, transistors, diodes, resistors and thermistors.

Contact details: Ph: +91-79-40065296/7, [email protected], www.powerpalazzo.co.in

Precious Electronics Pvt Ltd

Precious Electronics (formerly known as Precious Electronics Corporation) is located in Mumbai. It has been catering to the electronics industry for the last 50 years. The company specialises in OEM supplies, and offers products from manufacturers like ABB, Siemens, Emerson Network, Emco, Larsen & Toubro, etc. It maintains stocks for a wide range of components. It offers components like diodes, capacitors, resets, electronic switches, transistors, resistors, relays, etc.

Contact details: Ph: +91-22-2386 7459/23860085/23869473/ 61216300, [email protected], www.preciouselectronics.com

 Rabyte Electronics Pvt Ltd
Rajiv Batra, MD

Rajiv Batra, MD

Established in 1986, Rabyte has evolved as a single window source to its customers for their electronic solutions needs. It offers electronic components, design services, box-build solutions and supply chain management. It distributes and markets semiconductors, passive components, interconnect and electro-mechanical components, displays and modules from various reputed manufacturers from across the world. Backed by a pool of talented technical and professional people, Rabyte offers value to its customers and principals by providing value-added services, generating new business opportunities and converting them for business growth. It has its corporate head office in Noida.

Contact details: Ph: 91-120-474-6000, [email protected], www.rabyte.com

Ramakrishna Electro Components Pvt Ltd

Satish Luthra, MD

Satish Luthra, MD

Ramakrishna Electro Components (REC) has been engaged in the trading and distribution of semiconductors and electronic components for the last 30 years. REC has a wide sales network spread all over India. The Ramakrishna Group has its sister concerns in Hong Kong, Singapore and China. It is the authorised distributor for NXP, Toshiba, ST, Samwha, Nuvoton, Deki, Nidec, Sharp, Rohm, etc. The company plans to diversify by offering energy meters, MPEG MD cards, and solutions for LCDs/DVRs, TVs/DVDs/digital set top boxes, AC remotes, UPS systems/inverters, etc. It also offers UOC-based CTV chassis and CKD kits. It deals in all types of electronic components.

Contact details: Ph: +91-11-41423100, [email protected], www.rkelectro.com

RS Components and Controls (India) Ltd

Shiv Bhambri, CEO

 RS Components and Controls is one of the leading electronic components distributors. Over the years the company has built its product range from the world’s best known manufacturers. It distributes over 550,000 electronics and maintenance products from around 2500 leading suppliers under its trading brand. Its product range extends from semiconductors and optoelectronics to power tools and protective clothing. Its product and service portfolio supports the entire product lifecycle from R&D through pre-production to maintenance and repair. From its 17 warehouses across the globe, it ships 46,000 parcels on the same day the orders are received. Serving 1.6 million customers across the world, it operates in 32 countries and has distributors in a further 37 markets.

Contact details: Ph: +91-0120-451 9100, +91-0120-451 9198-99, [email protected], in.rsdelivers.com

Singodia Electronics Pvt Ltd

G D Saini, MD

G D Saini, MD

Established in 1997, Singodia Electronics is a fast growing electronic components distributor in India. The company has a good reputation in the electronics industry as a professional distribution house for quality electronic components. Its management team has more than 15 years of experience in the industry, and continues to focus on excellent service to customers worldwide and to build long-term business relationships based on effective communication, competitive pricing and on-time delivery. It offers capacitors, resistors, relays, thermistors, transistors, voltage regulators, etc.

Contact details: Ph: 91-11-23256625, 91-11-41563008-9, 9810069048, [email protected], www.singodia.com

Silicom Electronics Pvt Ltd

Suneet Dargan, director

Incorporated in 1994, Silicom is one of the leading distribution houses in the electronics industry for test and measuring instruments, training equipment and electronic components. Based out of Delhi, the focus of the company’s marketing efforts is north India. Its strength is in providing effective after sales service and understanding its customers’ individual requirements. Silicom always tries to provide the best products available in the industry with the best price-performance ratio. The company has carefully built up a portfolio of reputed Indian and foreign principals that it represents for a wide range of products.

Contact details: Ph: 91-11-45544191, [email protected], www.silicomindia.com

Sumitron Exports Pvt Ltd

SK Jain, MD

SK Jain, MD

Established in 1986, Sumitron is among the leading distributors of high quality equipment, tools and materials for the Indian electrical, electronics, automobile, pharmaceutical and telecom industries. It represents and supports some of the leading MNCs in India for their electronics manufacturing and repairs. It is an ISO 9001: 2013 certified company offering the most reliable, efficient and unmatched service. Backed by extensively trained engineers, the company provides excellent after-sales support along with its long list of products.

Contact details: Ph: +91-11-41410631 to 35, [email protected], www.sumitron.com

Tomen Electronics (India) Pvt Ltd

Hiroyuki Isono, president

Established in 1972, Tomen is headquartered in Japan. It caters to both the domestic and international markets, delivering the most appropriate products and services including semiconductors, and electronic devices and equipment. It caters to diverse fields such as information technology, telecommunications, industrial, entertainment, automotive and home electronics. It is represented in India through its branch offices located in Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru and Pune.

Contact details: (Delhi office) Ph: 91-11-4563-9200, www.tomen-ele.co.jp

TTI Electronics Asia (India) Pvt Ltd

TTI is among the leading distributors of passive, electromechanical and discrete components. TTI has its global headquarters located in Texas and its Asia regional headquarters is located in Hong Kong. It has its representative office in Bengaluru. The company distributes components of well known and reputed brands in the international market. It provides passive components such as audio and signal transformers, capacitors, crystals, EMI/RFI components, frequency control and timing devices, inductors, potentiometers, trimmers and rheostats, resistors and resonators, etc.

Contact details: Ph: +91-804147-7191, www.ttiasia.com

WPG Electronics India Pvt Ltd

WPG is among the leading distributors in the Asia Pacific region that offers a sophisticated, comprehensive and efficient suite of SCM services, with a wide network of sales and representative offices and warehouses located across the globe. Established in 2005 with its headquarters in Taiwan, WPG operates through seven leading semiconductor distributors in Asia (WPI Group, SAC Group, AIT Group and YOSUN Group, among others). It serves as a franchise partner for near 250 worldwide brands (over 300 brands as the non-exclusive agency). It has 6500 staff members in over 130 sales offices around the world. It has its representative offices in Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Chennai, Hyderabad and Pune.

Contact details: Ph: +91-80-43424444, [email protected], www.wpgholdings.com

Other leading Electronic Components Distributors

Key Operation & Electrocomponents Pvt Ltd

Parveen Mahajan, managing director

Parveen Mahajan, managing director

Established in 2009, Key Operation & Electrocomponents (KORE) is a provider of LED components and is an ISO 9001:2008 certified company. It has established itself as a prominent firm engaged in supplying an extensive range of LEDs. KORE represents some of the leading international LED brands like Philips, Osram, Edison, Rishang, Showin, etc. It specialises in value addition for its customer who do not have SMD facilities by kitting or assembling. KORE has an extensive range of products like downlight fixtures, bulb fixtures, a range of LED drivers (AC or DC), etc. It has a proficient R&D team that plays a pivotal role right from designing products to developing new technologies.

Contact details: Ph: 011-45380073-74, 9953557477, [email protected]

Nav Bharat Enterprises

Narinder Aggarwal, proprietor

Narinder Aggarwal, proprietor

Established in 1988, Nav Bharat Enterprises is among the leading distribution companies.

It provides a wide range of electronic components to its customers. It is an authorised distributor for Watts Resistors and El-Ci-Ar capacitors. The company focuses on segments like automotive SMPS, CFL, electronic ballast, SMD chip resistors, SMD, etc. It distributes components from reputed principals including NXP, ST, ON Semiconductor, Samsung, etc.

Contact details: Ph-01123861914, 23863630, Mobile-9810022539, 9971622424, [email protected], www.navbharatenterprises.in, www.nkdevice.com

Electronics Bazaar, South Asia’s No.1 Electronics B2B magazine