who we are

We Are More Than Just a Supplier, We Are Your Partner in Business Success as an Independent Distributor of Electronic Components

What can we do for you at PC Components Europe?

We understand that the cornerstone of your projects is not just the components themselves, but the reliability and cost-effectiveness they bring to your operations. Your challenges, such as dealing with pricing complexities and overcoming communication barriers with official components distributors, are the very issues we address with precision and care to offer you a better service.

As an independent distributor of active and passive electronic components, as well as electromechanical components, we are committed to more than just supply, we are dedicated to partnering with you for shared success.

Founded in 1982, PC Components Ltd. (New York, USA), opens a sales division in Rome, Italy. Services provide Europe with greater access to obsolete and hard to find electronic components.
2002 - 2003
Annie Maples, CEO, acquires ownership of the sales division and PC Components Europe Srl becomes the sole headquarters and operations in Rome, Italy. Distribution begins in France.
2005 - 2008
PCE becomes ISO9001 certified in 2005. PCE’s quality laboratory is born in 2008, following specialized training in Counterfeit Detection. To present day, both are the foundation for PCE’S commitment to quality first and continual improvement.
2012 - 2013
PCE expands sales to Nordic and Baltic countries. In addition to original services, PCE becomes a valid alternative for sourcing standard and commercial components.
2014 - 2015
Staff growth in each department: Sales, Purchasing, Accounting, Logistics & Quality.
2016 - 2017
PCE moves to a larger facility. Sales extend to electro-mechanical components. PCE integrates value-added services for customers.
2018 - 2020
Expansion of sales to eastern Europe and USA. Growth to 30+ employees. PCE acquires positive Legal Rating.
2023 - 2024
PCE purchases and moves to new location, 3000 m2 to accommodate business growth, staff, warehouse, and state of the art ESD compliant laboratory. In house test capabilities include X-Ray, XRF and Decapsulation
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Our founder

Annie Maples, a passionate advocate for supplying quality electronic components, began her journey in the electronic component distribution industry at the tender age of 16. She was the first employee of an electromechanical components distributor on Long Island, New York, where she learned the value of hard work and the importance of each component in the vast puzzle of electronics and electromechanics.

After studying communications at New York University and languages ​​in Florence, Italy, Annie earned a degree in languages ​​from NYU in 1999. A desire for adventure led her to Rome, where she initially worked as an ESL teacher among other jobs .

In 2001, with no sales experience but a strong business drive, Annie began making cold calls to potential clients from her home. Her efforts were rewarded with a growing customer base, many of whom continue to trust PC Components Europe (PCE) today. In 2002, you hired a dedicated salesperson for the French market, marking the beginning of PCE's expansion. Interestingly, this successful hire, Sylvie, continues to be a valuable part of PCE to this day.

Despite dealing with personal health issues and embracing motherhood in 2007 and 2009, Annie remained steadfast in her commitment to her business. These experiences highlighted the importance of resilience, persistence, and discipline, values ​​that she instilled in the PCE. Today, PCE positions itself as more than a component distributor and is committed to offering the best prices and sourcing the required components to customers as efficiently as possible.

Guided by excellence and united by dedication: our team at your service.

We are at your disposal to offer complete technical support throughout the process. We are ready to help you choose the most suitable components, solve any problems and provide you with timely after-sales support. Our priority is to ensure your satisfaction and the success of your project.

Located in the heart of Rome, Italy, our headquarters extends over a 3000 m2 state-of-the-art, fully-equipped facility that includes an ESD-compliant laboratory.

We extend a warm invitation to our
customers to visit and engage with our on-site Audit Program
This program provides a transparent look into our sophisticated structure and meticulous procedures, ensuring you can trust in
our operational excellence. In addition to our welcoming space, we offer a cashback program that rewards your loyalty and ensures the best value for your investments

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