SolTec Electronics Nominated by DLA for New Contractor of the Year Award

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The DLA New Contractor of the Year Award recognizes a new contractor that has demonstrated overall excellence in superior product quality, on-time delivery, superior customer service, reliability, dependability, consistency and accuracy. SolTec Electronics, located on Florida's Space Coast, has been contracted to procure obsolete and other hard-to-find electronic components for the DLA and has demonstrated exemplary service and quality control initiatives in a market segment where counterfeit components are prevalent and detection and avoidance capabilities are of the utmost importance.

SolTec Electronics

SolTec Electronics

It's extremely gratifying to be nominated for this award as a direct reflection of the dedication and hard work of our staff. The mission of DLA and the Warfighters they serve are top motivators for our organization. Mike Rietzel, PMP, SolTec Electronics

In recognition of their quality control efforts and on-time delivery, with 100% overall vendor rating, SolTec Electronics is being nominated by the DLA (Defense Logistics Agency) for the New DLA Contractor of the Year award. This prestigious award is presented to a large or small business that contracted for the first time with DLA and demonstrated overall excellence in superior product quality, on-time delivery, superior customer service, reliability, dependability, consistency and accuracy and is a testament to SolTec Electronics strong and unwavering commitment to quality control and customer service.

SolTec Electronics is an independent distributor of board-level electronic components which operates out of Rockledge, FL USA and specializes in obsolescence and lead-time solutions for their clients who require hard-to-find parts for their electronic builds. In an industry plagued with the occurrence of counterfeit components, SolTec Electronics is a beacon of light as an industry leader in the fight against them. SolTec Labs, a subsidiary of SolTec Electronics, born early in 2010, is an electronic component test house which has invested heavily in the latest counterfeit detection technology to stay ahead of the counterfeiters and ensure that sub-par materials stay out of the electronic supply chain.

All parts procured through SolTec Electronics go through SolTec Labs vigorous authentication process which includes: complete visual inspection to IDEA-STD-1010B, microscopy, chemical part marking permanency test, IC decapsulation and die marking ID, basic electrical pin-print analysis, basic functional test (when available), and X-Ray analysis. This inspection process has proven highly effective in identifying and avoiding counterfeits, with virtually no client RMA requests. SolTec continues to expand on their capabilities. For high-reliability clients, full functional testing options are also available through authorized testing partners.

SolTec Electronics is ISO9001 and ESD S20.20 certified and AS9120 compliant, pending final audit for certification in April. They are members of SAE G19D and DPA sub-committee and all test technicians have gone through IDEA ICE-3000 professional inspector training. They will also apply for IDEA membership once the long-time membership hold is released in early 2012. SolTec is a Woman-Owned Small Business, which opened for business in 2008 and has since received many awards and national press recognition for rapid business growth, even in a down economy.


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