Our History

Concord Components, Inc. was founded in 1995 in Concord, Nebraska as a retail catalog company, supplying hard-to-find electronic components. While managing the catalog sales and developing an extensive customer base, Concord determined that there was a need for a Midwestern based wholesale distributor. The company has evolved into an Inventory Management Service (IMS) provider to some of the industry’s largest OEM’s, CEM’s and Electronics Manufacturers. Through our cultivation of these strategic relationships, combined with our experience, investment in inventory and quality control, Concord is now one of the premier Stocking Electronics Distributors in the industry.

Over the years, Concord has diversified its product range to include all board level components and all associated products as well as assemblies and finished products. As an approved supplier to top OEM’s worldwide, Concord has become an industry leader in strict quality control which includes state-of-the art counterfeit detection and elimination.

Commitment to excellence in every aspect of the supply chain process separates Concord from other suppliers. With continual improvement, including adding and updating testing capabilities as well as value added services such as tape & reeling and RFID Tagging, Concord strives to be best in breed. The entire process is designed to strictly comply with the customer’s purchase order and potentially enhance the transaction by offering complimentary services or screening. The growth of our satisfied customer base has become integral to our success and a source of pride for Concord’s employees and management. Each customer has a place in our stellar history.

Time Line 

┣━1995 Concord Components founded in Concord, Nebraska┃ ▪Founder Robert Surber comes from a background in electronics distribution with degrees in Electrical Engineering and Physics. Founder Michael Surber comes from a background in manufacturing and quality control.┃

┣━1998 Local gymnasium purchased and converted to office and warehouse.┃

┣━1999 Expansion requires purchase of additional building for office space┃

┣━2001 50,000 line items on the shelf for same day shipping┃

┣━2002 Concord moves into 45,000 sq. ft. facility in Wayne, Nebraska┃ ▪Total operation space reaches 60,000 sq. ft.┃

┣━2002 Quality Control – System acquired for testing virtually all programmable Integrated Circuits┃

┣━2002 100,000 line items on the shelf for same day shipping┃

┣━2002 New York area office opened, focusing on Government and OEM sales┃

┣━2003 Concord Components becomes 2nd largest employer in Wayne, Nebraska┃

┣━2004 Quality Control – System acquired to test virtually all discrete semiconductors┃

┣━2005 ISO 9001:2000 Certification achieved on May 16th

┣━2005 250,000 line items on the shelf for same day shipping┃

┣━2005 Quality Control – Counterfeit detection program developed. Concord’s “Counter-Screen”┃

┣━2005 Quality Control – Proprietary decapsulation technique developed for rapid IC decapping┃

┣━2005 Tape & Reeling of IC’s in house as a value added service┃

┣━2006 Quality Control – XRF examination capability achieved to screen for RoHS status┃

┣━2007 350,000 line items on the shelf for same day shipping┃

┣━2007 Milestone reached when 25,000th order is shipped┃

┣━2007 Quality Control – Capable of testing components at military temperatures -55 to 155 C┃

┣━2008 Bronze Supplier Award received for support to Defense Supply Center┃

┣━2008 North Carolina office opened, focusing on OEM sales┃

┣━2009 AS 9120:2002 Certification achieved on August 3rd

┣━2009 ISO 9001:2008 Upgraded Certification achieved on August 3rd

┣━2009 Quality Control – Real Time XRAY Capability achieved to MIL-STD-883E Method 2012.7┃

┣━2010 Approved as QSLD supplier to U.S. Government for Semiconductors (5961/5962)

┣━2010 ANSI ESD S20.20-2007 Certification achieved on May 13th

┣━2010 500,000 line items on the shelf for same day shipping┃

┣━2010 Kamaya & Walsin become first franchised lines┃

┣━2010 Semicoa added to list of Authorized manufacturers┃

┣━2011 New York office expanded to new location in Hicksville (Long Island)┃

┣━2011 Xtreme Semiconductor added to list of Authorized manufacturers┃

┣━2011 Edison Opto USA added to list of Authorized manufacturers┃

┣━2013 Approved as QTSL supplier to U.S. Government for Semiconductors┃

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