Active Components is ISO9001 certified.

Supplier Approval Process

Choosing the right manufacturer or supplier is most important to us. To protect the goods we buy we have implemented a process which is strictly followed to ensure we are able to deliver great quality from reliable sources in full and on-time. Please see below for our supplier approval process.

1. Supplier evaluation

Active seeks information from the supplier e.g. to provide references, financial check, surge capacity availability, indications of supplier quality, ability to meet specifications etc. If the supplier passes the evaluation process, we request a proposal.

2. Proposal request

After positive evaluation of the above information we request a proposal or a quote from the supplier e.g. specifying an offer on the contract terms, such as price, lead time, quality etc. In some cases we pay a visit at the supplier venue to inspect the facilities and management of the supplier. We review various aspects of the supplier's business including capacity, financials, quality assurance, organisational structure and processes and performance. If this is promising, we begin the negotiations.

3. Negotiation

After successful negotiation we determine which supplier(s) will be contracted.

4. Monitoring

We subsequently monitor the supplier during the life of the contract to ensure the consistency of quality.

If you have any questions regarding our Supplier Approval Process, please call us on +64 9 443 9500.


Invision has been a customer of Active Components since at least 1987. We have always found the team at Active to be attentive and responsive to our requirements. The range of products has always been good and their tie-ups with overseas suppliers has been very advantageous for short lead time and prototype jobs. The staff have always been prepared to track down other components to facilitate production. We would not hesitate to recommend Active Components to prospective customers.

Mark Fletcher, Director
Invision Electronic Solutions

I have worked with Active over the past 13 years. They have always strived to meet our needs, often performing above and beyond to ensure customer satisfaction. They are a key trusted electronics supplier for us, making sourcing components look easy.

Stephen West, Materials Controller
Fisher & Paykel Healthcare

Our relationship has been forged through the dedication of staff at Active sourcing, communicating and delivering to specific quality requirements and manufacturing timeframes. They engage with our engineering team and our clients to recommend new products and alternatives which add value through improved availability, functionality, reliability and cost reduction. Quality is assured through a rigorous supplier evaluation, Certificate of Compliance, and specific component testing when required.

Greg Coster

Pertronic Industries is a manufacturer with a staff of 115 based in its Wingate factory.To succeed in a competitive manufacturing environment we always need to be able to source quality components with competitive prices and delivery. Active Components are a key partner in the operation of our business. We are extremely pleased to have had a long term business relationship with such a reliable and trusted supplier.

David Percy
Pertronic Industries

For more information call:
09 443 9500 or send us an email