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Solid State Supplies and Pacer become one company

Solid State Supplies, the franchised electronics distributor, and Pacer International, a specialist supplier of optoelectronic, display and laser solutions, have officially merged.

The two organisations have been working closely together since November 2018 when Solid State Group acquired Pacer to enable greater growth generation. The merger will create a scalable, more efficient organisation, benefitting the customers of both companies by offering a broader portfolio and a more complete value-added solution.

“It’s important to note that this merger is very much about accelerating our growth and not a cost reduction exercise,” said John Macmichael, MD of Solid State Supplies. “We are at the start of an exciting future for us and our customers. We are operating in a very competitive, international business environment, and so we need to build a robust structure that can easily and rapidly facilitate our high growth aspirations. We are confident that we are in the best possible position to achieve our ambitions.”

Adding value to the supply chain is a key focus for the companies, and both Solid State and Pacer contribute complementary value-add services to the collective offering. Another area where customers may see a further difference is around account management. The merger will create an increased sales resource, offering locally based contacts who will be much closer to a range of key business locations.

Commenting Macmichael added, “The last 12 months have undoubtedly been extremely challenging, not just for us at Pacer and Solid State Supplies, but for many companies. This merger, however, hasn’t been triggered by the pandemic, but by our experience of working so closely and successfully with one another over the past three years. We truly believe that we are better by being stronger together.”

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Neil Tyler

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