What Makes Us Different?

Quality – Service – Communication

Princeps has been built on the three fundamental principles – Quality, Service and Communication – The Princeps Way

The Princeps Way



Princeps belongs to a global elite of electronic, electrical and electro-mechanical (EEE) component distributors, holding both AS9120 and AS6081 accreditations.  Both standards require a multi-stage certification process followed by periodic surveillance audits to ensure compliance is maintained throughout the three-year certification cycle.

Traceability – AS9120

We operate a quality management system that meets the stringent requirements of the AS9120 standard. AS9120 is based on ISO 9001 but includes nearly 100 additional requirements specific to aerospace distributors. AS9120 provides us with a comprehensive quality system focused on areas directly impacting product traceability, safety and reliability. Read more about Princeps full traceability and what this means.

Counterfeit Risk Mitigation – AS6081

Few distributors take counterfeit mitigation as seriously as we do, fewer still hold AS6081 certification to back up this claim. We know that the parts you need are not always available with full traceability, in these instances AS6081 provides direction on how the risks associated with these parts can be mitigated. Read more about how we can help solve your obsolescence problems.

Continuous Improvement

We are committed to a continual improvement process that covers every aspect of our operation, our focus being achieving total customer satisfaction. We are not people to rest on our laurels; we realise that our customers’ requirements are constantly evolving, and if we are to continue meeting them we need to evolve too.


The Princeps Way is our statement of intent for serving you. It is summed up by the phrase “Hassle Free” and it is the way we ensure total customer satisfaction. We gather and analyse customer feedback to ensure that our high standards are being maintained.

Vendor Tail Management

Vendor Reduction is proven to bring efficiency improvements and to lower costs. We can successfully consolidate the unproductive slew of suppliers for customers. Our OEM customers have found this service particularly useful, providing them with supply chain performance efficiencies and reduced total cost of acquisition. Find out more about our vendor tail management service.

Secure Open Market Sourcing

If manufacturer authorised sources are not available, we work with our customers to find them safe, feasible alternatives on the open market to keep their lines running. Find out more about Princeps secure open market sourcing.


To simplify the assembly of components we offer kitting solutions including complete project management solutions, sourcing, traceability, FAIRs (First Article Inspection Report) and manufacture. Find out more about our kitting service.

No Restrictions

We have no restrictions on the range of manufacturers we can offer or product ranges we can provide. Our customers love the flexibility, allied with the security of traceability, that we can offer them, even for commercial off the shelf products.

Global Reach

Our global experience enables us to navigate the potentially hazardous global supply chain and procure parts for our customers. Employing our worldwide network of thousands of manufacturer-authorised sources to achieve the very best pricing on current product whilst maintaining traceability. Why settle for one or two franchised sources when you could have the flexibility that access to our network offers?

Buffer Stock, Kanban and Blanket Orders

With lean practices flourishing throughout the electronic manufacturing industry, our provision of buffer stock, kanban and blanket orders allows our customers peace of mind. They know that we are holding an agreed buffer stock level for their key lines, allowing them to minimise stock holding and maximise their productivity.


Our flexibility and can-do attitude enables us to continually exceed our customers’ needs and expectations in a rapidly changing global environment.


We listen to our customers and continuously refine our service to better meet their needs. Our customers help us to be the very best we can. So, whether it is qualifying an RFQ, confirming an order or notifying a despatch, the two way communication process is central to everything else we do.


We go the extra mile to locate elusive stock items which are holding back our customers production, even to the extent of negotiating an extension to manufacturer Last Time Buy, to save them from expensive redesign and requalification processes. We provide an alternative to the frustrating  “computer says no” attitude of franchised distributors who, when faced with similar circumstances, can only advise that there is no chance of the part being available again from the manufacturer.

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