GW Instek appoints Microlease as Authorised Distributor

Peter Collingwood, CEO Europe, Microlease.smlHarrow, UK, 20 April 2017: Test equipment sourcing specialist Microlease today announced that it has been appointed as an Authorised Distributor by a leading instrument brand, GW Instek. Initially the agreement with GW Instek covers the UK, Ireland and Italy. Microlease is already an established distributor of Keysight and Viavi instruments in the UK, and offers a complete range of test equipment solutions for customers including sale of new and quality used instruments, rental, and financial solutions as well as asset management.

Commenting, Raffaele Gatta, European Sales Director, Europe at Microlease, said, “GW Instek is known around the world for high quality and good value power supplies, oscilloscopes and other instruments, and we’re pleased to have been selected as their Authorised Distributor. This addition adds an economical range of test equipment that will appeal to a new set of customers, including the education market. The addition of GW Instek also boosts our distribution portfolio into new areas, for example electrical safety test products.”

He continued, “The addition of GW Instek is part of a strategic plan by Microlease to build on the capabilities and expertise developed with major brands across the globe by extending our distribution services.”

Erik de Jong, Sales Director, Europe for GW Instek added, “Microlease is an exceptionally professional organisation, with an experienced and highly qualified team and close relationships with a large base of customers. They have a huge reach in the instrumentation market, especially because they offer customers a range of instrument sourcing options. We are very excited about their potential to take GW Instek to new customers that we don’t currently serve.”

The addition of GW Instek underlines Microlease’s commitment to be a complete test solutions provider, with the capacity to offer new and used equipment on a range of financial models including leasing, rental and rent-to-buy.  Microlease will offer the full range of over 300 GW Instek instruments for sale, including oscilloscopes, signal sources, power supplies, and digital meters. It is investing in a stock profile of the fastest selling lines, allowing it to offer same day shipment on many orders. Microlease already offers selected GW Instek instruments on a rental basis.

Microlease recently opened a major extension to its Harrow, London head office and warehouse, giving it the capacity needed to hold GW Instek inventory for sale. The additional 1,500 sq. mt. (16,000 sq. ft.) of space allows Microlease to add a further six Kardex Remstar XP500 shuttle storage systems for safer storage and faster delivery of equipment to customers.

Photo caption: Peter Collingwood, CEO Europe, Microlease.

About Microlease
Microlease is the market leader in electronic test equipment, offering a range of solutions to help organisations globally use test equipment efficiently. Its services help minimise the costs of acquiring test equipment, optimise its use and maximise return at end of life without stretching capital expenditure, and include rental, leasing, sale of new and used equipment and buy-back as well as full asset management. Microlease supports its global customer base with over 57,000 test equipment assets worth over $430 million. A team of 370 specialists serves Microlease customers in over 150 countries from offices across Europe, the US and Asia. Microlease currently provides equipment from leading manufacturers, including Anritsu, Keithley, Keysight Technologies, Rohde & Schwarz, Tektronix and Viavi.

Founded in 1979, Microlease is the number one test and measurement rental company in Europe. It is Keysight’s Authorised Technology Partner (ATP) for the UK, Ireland, and Italy, Authorised Premium Distributor for the UK and Italy, as well as a Premier Rental Partner (PRP) for Europe, USA and Asia. Microlease is an Authorised Rental Partner for Rohde & Schwarz, Tektronix and Viavi and a Viavi Premier Solutions Partner in the UK and Germany. The Microlease group includes Livingston.

Microlease was awarded the 2013, 2014, and 2015 Global Company of the Year Award in Test and Measurement Rental and Leasing Services by leading research organization Frost & Sullivan.

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