Antistat wins Raspberry Pi packaging contract
with Farnell element14 and Sony UKTec
ESD supply chain and packaging specialist Antistat has been selected by Farnell element14 and SonyUKTec to supply static shielding bags for the Raspberry Pi mini-computer, which is now manufactured at Sony’s UK Technology Centre in Pencoed, Wales.
Leaders in anti-static protection for the electronics industry, Antistat has been supplying an extensive range of high quality ESD products to the market’s key players for 25 years.
Although static shielding bags represent a core area of business for Antistat, John Hensley, Antistat CEO knows that it’s not all about their superior product; they secured the contract based on the strength of their overall package:
“We’ve been working in partnership with Farnell element14 for many years and over that time have proved ourselves a more than worthy candidate for contracts such as Raspberry Pi. They trust that we will support them with a reliable service; a dependable supply chain with the back-up of a large stock holding on the ground, enabling us to be flexible and quick to react when needed. This, together with our unrelenting ‘can do’ attitude gives Farnell element14 and Sony UKTec complete peace of mind”.
Justin Willoughby, Head of Service – Europe at Farnell element14 commented:
“Antistat has been a long-standing preferred supplier and were our natural choice for the Raspberry Pi project. ESD protection is a crucial factor in the packaging of electronic goods and the Raspberry Pi is absolutely no different. We know the team at Antistat will deliver the best quality product and the highest level of service.”
Antistat main areas of expertise are high-end, technology led packaging solutions, ESD consumables and Clean Room supplies. But that’s not all. Antistat also specialise in finding innovative technical solutions, as well as identifying ways to reduce customer purchasing and supply costs. Spanning the electronics, medical, defence, aerospace, automotive and autosport sectors, Antistat customers list includes BMW, Celestica, Cisco, Farnell, Flextronics, Ford, Foxconn and IBM.
Antistat is one of the UK’s top 100 regional fastest growing companies, and is quality approved to ISO 9001:2008. As well as a UK headquarters, they have distribution centres in North America, Singapore, Malaysia and the Czech Republic, giving them a global strategic supply network.
The Antistat way of thinking is simple – ‘We know price is important. But so is confidence and reliability. So, what we promise, we deliver. Think of us not as a supplier, but as a partner. Keeping your business running smoothly is as important to us as it is to you.’
Antistat is a part of the Ant Group.
The Ant Group work together to provide innovative solutions for all their customers’ requirements; from technical and creative packaging projects through to full supply chain management.
As a Group, they utilise their experience of different marketplaces to provide the right solution to their customers; giving people the right product in the right place at the right time. Over the past 20 years, with experience spanning medical & automotive, defense & aerospace, electronics & creative industries, they have helped their clients through the complexities of their projects to meet their tailored needs. Where environmental issues are key, they source new technologies and develop innovative materials to meet high expectations.
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