Life begins at 40 says Anglia president

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WISBECH firm Anglia Components yesterday (Thursday) celebrated its 40th anniversary and a year which saw it sign a distribution agreement with Analog Devices and further increase its market share.

The anniversary celebration was held in the company of an invited audience of over 100 suppliers, staff and industry guests.

Bill Ingram, currently the company’s President, founded the business in his home in 1972. Today, Anglia employs over 150 people supporting a strong line card of franchises including Analog Devices and ST, two of the world’s top three analog semiconductor manufacturers. Anglia has formed a series of market focussed business units: Anglia Lighting in 2007, Anglia HiRel in 2010, and Anglia Embedded which recently added Advantech, a world leading supplier of single board computers (SBCs). Steve Rawlins took over as CEO in 2006, and now manages the operation on a day to day basis.

In a speech at the event, Bill Ingram said, “I am as excited about Anglia’s prospects today as I was 40 years ago when I formed the business. Anglia’s business has grown by 40% over the last five years, posting consistently strong year on year growth despite the ups and downs of the market. We’ve a great track record of growing quicker than the industry – something that we are continuing to maintain under Steve’s leadership. It is the outstanding team that gives Anglia its future.”

He concluded, “Anglia is a great place to work and a great company to deal with as a supplier and a customer, and that is something that won’t change. I would like to thank everybody involved over the years for creating the business we see today and for reaching the 40th milestone. Well done.”