America II Moves Toward Blended Distribution Model

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Leading Independent Distributor Now Buys Direct From Nearly 400 Manufacturers

We’re creating a completely unique experience for our customers by blending traits from the independent space with those from franchise distribution.

America II Electronics, Inc., one of the world’s largest independent distributors of semiconductors and passive components, continues its move towards a more blended distribution model, finding a balance between independent and franchise distribution. While independent distributors typically source components from OEMs and other distributors, America II continues to form relationships with manufacturers, allowing the company to buy direct – similar to franchise distribution. This allows the company to better secure its supply chain and meet the needs of its customers.

At the heart of America II lies a commitment to total customer satisfaction with a foundation in a secure quality system. Building partnerships with manufacturers so the company can buy direct seemed like the next logical step in America II’s progression.
“Over the past year, America II has been evolving,” said Dan Bisaillon, America II Chief Operating Officer. “We’re creating a completely unique experience for our customers by blending traits from the independent space with those from franchise distribution. We still have a team of commodity specialists who source the globe for components daily. But now, we also buy direct from almost 400 manufacturers. We’re truly combining the best of both worlds to effectively serve our worldwide customers.”

America II's distribution model has been tailored by blending qualities from both channels. The company provides customers with inventory solution programs while stocking nearly 4 billion components. It also employs global component engineers and a 57-person team of quality control inspectors.

“We call it the evolution of distribution,” Bisaillon said. “We’re adapting to the needs of our customers. We still do all the things that made us a successful independent distributor, such as offering asset recovery through excess purchasing programs and supply chain management services. But we’re also buying direct from manufacturers and continuing to sign authorized distribution agreements. We’re finding the right balance between independent and franchise distribution to meet the needs of our customers.”

To learn more, contact America II Electronics at (800) 767-2637 or visit

About America II Electronics:
Established in 1989, America II Electronics, Inc. is one of the world’s largest independent semiconductor distributors. Headquartered in St. Petersburg, Florida and with offices in the UK, Germany, China, Japan, Singapore and Mexico, the company stocks active, passive and electromechanical components from 1,900 manufacturers, while providing value-added services and inventory solutions from its ISO 9001:2008 and ESD-certified 420,000 square foot North American distribution facility. With nearly four billion components in stock and ready to ship, America II has one of the largest inventories in the industry.


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