Nottingham electronics firm lands US deal

Kitronik, a Nottingham-based electronics company which specialises in developing electronics project kits and learning resources for schools and home hobbyists, has signed a US distribution deal with MCM Electronics.

Kitronik is one of two global wholesalers of the device for the Micro:bit Educational Foundation, and says the deal will “significantly” expand its distribution network in the US.

Tim Goodman, business development manager at Kitronik, said: “This agreement is a marvellous opportunity for the company. It means that our products will be sold through one of the biggest electronics distributors in the U.S. giving us access to a huge marketplace. To have secured an agreement for one product line would have been good, but to have our whole micro:bit accessories range available in the U.S. will be of great significance for Kitronik.”

The micro:bit will be officially launched in America on 26 June at ISTE 2017 in San Antonio, Texas.

2017 is Kitronik’s 11th year in business. The firm is owned and managed by two electronics graduates Kevin Spurr and Geoff Hampson Over the last 12 months it has seen its turnover increase by 93%, with three new members of staff joining the company.