Taking a further step to enhancing the level of service for its clients, Toronto-based printed circuit board (pcb) assembly providers Bittele Electronics Inc. are now offering common passive components free of charge.
The free parts offer provides Bittele’s clients several benefits, such as improved cost reductions, as assembly orders are significantly reduced when free parts are selected from the firm’s in-house inventory.
Customers can avoid order holds, as substitution parts are obtained (after client approval) from Bittele’s in-house stock, substantially reducing the risk of order holds and production delays.
Bittele uses high quality passive component brands such as Vishay Dale for chip resistors and Murata or AVX for chip capacitors. The quoting process is simplified and sped-up for clients, as Bittele is not charging for these parts, and they do not appear in the BOMs.
Bittele views its free passives offer as a win-win, as the pcb maker reduces its risk of assembly-line downtime occurrences. It also helps avoid using the wrong components in the event of a supplier mistake, thus reducing the time to complete parts loading.