Peter Collingwood, CEO Europe, Microlease.

Test equipment sourcing specialist Microlease has been appointed as an Authorized Distributor by a leading instrument brand, GW Instek. Initially the agreement with GW Instek covers the UK, Ireland and Italy.

Microlease is a an established distributor of Keysight and Viavi instruments in the UK, and offers a complete range of test equipment solutions for customers including sale of new and quality used instruments, rental, and financial solutions as well as asset management.

Raffaele Gatta, European Sales Director, Europe at Microlease, said, “GW Instek is known around the world for high quality and good value power supplies, oscilloscopes and other instruments, and we’re pleased to have been selected as their Authorized Distributor. This addition adds an economical range of test equipment that will appeal to a new set of customers, including the education market. The addition of GW Instek also boosts our distribution portfolio into new areas, for example electrical safety test products.” 

He continued, “The addition of GW Instek is part of a strategic plan by Microlease to build on the capabilities and expertise developed with major brands across the globe by extending our distribution services.”

Erik de Jong, Sales Director, Europe for GW Instek added, “Microlease is an exceptionally professional organization, with an experienced and highly qualified team and close relationships with a large base of customers. They have a huge reach in the instrumentation market, especially because they offer customers a range of instrument sourcing options. We are very excited about their potential to take GW Instek to new customers that we don’t currently serve.”

The addition of GW Instek underlines Microlease’s commitment to be a complete test solutions provider, with the capacity to offer new and used equipment on a range of financial models including leasing, rental and rent-to-buy. The company will offer the full range of over 300 GW Instek instruments for sale, including oscilloscopes, signal sources, power supplies, and digital meters. It is investing in a stock profile of the fastest selling lines, allowing it to offer same day shipment on many orders. Microlease already offers selected GW Instek instruments on a rental basis.

Microlease recently opened a major extension to its Harrow, London head office and warehouse, giving it the capacity needed to hold GW Instek inventory for sale. The additional 1,500 m2 (16,000 ft.2) of space allows the company to add a further six Kardex Remstar XP500 shuttle storage systems for safer storage and faster delivery of equipment to customers.