Advanced Power Components Signs Distribution Agreement with VPT

January 16, 2007 by Jeff Shepard

Advanced Power Components plc (APC) announced that it has signed an exclusive agreement with VPT Inc. to distribute its products in the United Kingdom (UK) and Ireland.

APC’s Hi-Rel division, a UK distributor of high reliability electronic components to aerospace, defence and specialist industrial customers, will provide VPT’s customers with local sales and technical support. VPT’s global customer base includes BAE, Smiths Industries, Talis, Lockhead Martin and Boeing. Its patented products provide power supply solutions for projects such as the GPS satellite system and the Cosmic Dust Experiment on NASAs Pluto-Kuiper Belt Mission.

Commenting on the agreement, Michael Bosmann, VPT’s Senior Vice President, said, "APC was chosen as our partner in the UK and Ireland, following an exhaustive selection process, because of their proven expertise in our target markets of aerospace and avionics. VPT has built a reputation for providing reliable power supply products designed for the challenge of demanding environments on the ground, in the air and beyond. APC’s knowledgeable sales team will be able to provide our customers with the service they expect of VPT and we look forward to working together."