America II’s 25th anniversary
The year 2014 marked our 25th year in business. Since our inception, America II has become an integral part of the electronic components supply chain, partnering with the industry’s top manufacturers and servicing OEM and EMS companies around the world. We are proud and honored to have celebrated this historic milestone.
"In business, reputation is everything and companies aren't successful by luck," said Michael Galinski, America II Electronics' Chief Executive Officer. "America II has spent 25 years building its brand, refining the business, and earning our customers’ trust. Many factors have contributed to our success, but it all comes down to our quality, inventory and people. Those are the three things most important to customers, and those are the three things we focus on. That's been the driving force behind our longevity."
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About America II
Established in 1989, America II is a global leader in component distribution. We stock more than four billion components, making us one of the world’s largest distributors of semiconductors and electronic components. Through our franchise and direct distribution lines, America II serves as a primary partner for all OEM and EMS customers. Headquartered in St. Petersburg, Florida and with offices in the UK, Germany, China, Japan, Singapore and Mexico, America II also provides value-added services and inventory solutions from our ISO 9001:2008 and ESD-certified 420,000 square foot North American distribution facility.
What we do
America II is one of the world’s largest stocking distributors of semiconductors and electronic components. We’re also a leading provider of inventory solutions and supply chain management services.
America II stocks 4 billion components valued at $1 billion. We carry active, passive and electromechanical components from the world's top manufacturers, as well as a wide range of specialty products.
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In addition, America II offers a variety of inventory business solutions to meet the needs of our customers. This allows us to partner with customers to provide the best ROI on their excess inventory. America II’s Inventory Business Group also provides custom services to address each customer’s specific needs.
The history of America II
In 1989, Michael Galinski founded America II Electronics, Inc. with a dream of establishing a successful distributorship in the integrated circuit market. The company was founded in St. Petersburg, Florida, but Mr. Galinski had an eye on expansion from the very beginning. In 1994, the company expanded to the United Kingdom with America II Europe Ltd.
In 1999 as the company continued to grow, America II acquired a new 156,000 square foot climate-controlled warehouse facility at the St. Petersburg corporate campus.
The year 2000 saw plenty of additional growth as domestic and international expansion drove America II to meet rising customer demand and the company achieved its first $300 million year. That same year, America II opened the America II Japan office in Yokohama, while also establishing another international operation in Mexico.
Construction finished on another warehousing facility in St. Petersburg in May 2002, the same year international operations were added in Belgium and Germany.
The expansion continued into 2003 with start-up operations in Singapore and offices in China. Moving into 2004, America II added representation throughout Europe and a fully-operational office was established in Singapore.
The America II distribution facility now stands at more than 420,000 square feet and stocks 4 billion components, making us one of the world’s largest stocking distributors. America II has been ISO 9002-certified since 1994, in addition to achieving ANSI/ESD S20.20 certification. In 2003, America II was certified to the ISO 9001:2000 standard.
Throughout the years, the America II dream has been realized, renewed and achieved in a continuous ever-progressing cycle. We remain committed to providing customers with secure and reliable access to a global source of information, while supplying electronic component that meet their semiconductor needs.