Clever purchase solutions – with traceability

Whether dealing with special procurement in the face of acute shortages or the strategic fulfilment of your long-term needs, 4Source combines conventional and alternative procurement channels for electronic components, thereby serving as your gateway to the entire global market.

We also procure allocated or discontinued components, irrespective of the quantity and manufacturer – immediately or on demand! The 4Source guarantee - all research and information services are always provided free of cost.

Special procurement

Procurement competency for your short-term component needs

Even the best purchase strategies do not guarantee absolute procurement security. Acute problems at the manufacturer’s end or in the supply chain, whether caused by force majeure or due to changing markets, are a real threat to ongoing production. As the “component emergency service”, 4Source is able to fully utilise its strengths as an independent, globally networked distributor. Thanks to structured, worldwide special research, it is possible to achieve above-average search successes within the shortest period of time, even for components which are currently not supplied via conventional distribution channels.
So if you urgently need to find something, dial our component hotline: +49 351 8260-444


Strategic fulfilment and securing of your long-term component needs

Nowadays, companies which limit their purchases to contract distribution miss opportunities, and increase procurement risk significantly because not all components are available through conventional channels at all times. So connect with a “free partner” at the right time and complete your supplier portfolio! 4Source optimises your procurement channels with respect to price and delivery time – the long-term availability of necessary components is ensured – based on a project or annual requirement or even as last-time buy.

Warehouse management

Evaluate and capitalise on surplus materials: buyout, marketing, commission

4Source assists you in the realistic evaluation and quick capitalisation of your surplus materials. This creates space in the component warehouse, at the same time optimising your cost structure! Apart from pure marketing as part of your order, it is also possible to store surplus stock at 4Source as part of a consignment agreement. Or you can combine the components you no longer need into one item, which we would be glad to examine personally, evaluate fairly and buy up en bloc.

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All-round Service

One-stop solution for all relevant services

Our ambition is to provide you with an all-round component procurement service. We have internal capacities for most of the following services – and for the few services that we cannot offer in-house, we have reliable external partners.

Support Services:
  • Searching for cross-references
  • Obsolescence-Management
  • Component drying and dry pack
  • Cooperation with test houses
  • Datasheet service
Logistics Services:
  • Customs clearing, import and export processing
  • Customer-specific labelling
  • Individual packaging
  • Dispatch upon agreement
  • Transport insurance
Technical Services
  • Soldering and functional checks
  • Decapsulation
  • Taping/repackaging
  • Socket and adapter solutions
  • Component programming