Hongfa Europe appoints Anglia to distribute industrial relays

Distributor Anglia Components has been appointed distributor for Hongfa Europe in the UK and Ireland, covering its range of electro-mechanical relays. Anglia holds inventory on the most popular Hongfa relays at its distribution centre in the UK.

Anglia’s technical director, David Pearson, said of Hongfa: “The company is a world leader and well-established internationally across America, Europe and Asia. Expanding our range of relay products means an increased choice for our customers”.

Greg Ward, senior sales manager for Hongfa Europe, added: “Anglia is a strategic local partner for Hongfa, with great links into the UK customer base,” he said. He also praised Anglia’s design-in team as “outstanding”. “We look forward to expanding our UK business with them,” he said.

Hongfa claims to be the world’s largest relay manufacturer (by number of units produced). The range of relays covers signal, power, industrial, latching and automotive types. It also supplies accessories including relay sockets.

Hongfa relay products are used in home appliances, industrial controls and energy meters to electric vehicles and chargers.

According to Hongfa, it operates one of the largest and most comprehensive testing centres in the Chinese relay industry, which can self-certify to VDE, UL/CSA and CNAS. The company implements over 10 international standards, such as EN61810 and UL508.

Hongfa was founded in 1984 and has nearly 14000 employees globally supporting relay R&D and production. Hongfa products are used in industrial, energy, transportation, telecommunication, home appliance, and medical applications. The company holds over 400 individual patents in relay technology with a further 100 applied for.

Headquartered in Xiamen, China, Hongfa has established local sales organisations in America, Europe and Asia, offering commercial and technical support locally.

Anglia is an independent authorised distributor of semiconductors, optoelectronics, interconnect, passive and electromechanical components. A signatory of the ADS SC21 programme, the company holds AS9120, ISO9001 and ISO14001 accreditations.

Anglia’s staff supports OEM and EMS companies in every sector of electronics manufacturing. Anglia’s suppliers include some of the world’s leading electronic component brands, complemented by many smaller companies with leadership in their chosen technologies.

Anglia stocks over one billion components from over 900,000 product lines in the UK. Components from every supplier are stocked for same-day dispatch. Anglia aims to streamline logistics and reduce customers’ transaction costs through services that include KAN-BAN, EDI, and customer-dedicated inventory, while an accurate, on-time delivery performance is a vital goal for the company.

Technical support spans a sampling service and expert technical advice from well-trained product specialists and face-to-face guidance from field applications engineers. Both commercially and technically, management of industry legislation and component obsolescence are recognised as areas of vital importance to customers.


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