About IC Blue Ltd

About IC Blue Ltd - Key Facts - Corporate and Social Responsibility 

About Us

IC Blue was formed in 2003 to address a distinct gap in the market. With the increased polarisation of franchised distribution the global procurement landscape changed. IC Blue sits in the middle ground between direct manufacturer supply and mainline distribution offering accountable procurement services tailored to an individual’s specific need. We offer all the services that you would expect from a franchise distributor retaining the flexibility and comprehensive service levels demanded by modern manufacturing.

Since 2014 we have actively pursued a strategic franchise policy – adding technologies we feel add value to our client base and offer another choice from mainstream brands.

In February 2016 we were appointed sole provider for Mentor Graphics EDA PCB tools – sales and support UK. Our affiliation with the global market leader for software further reaffirms our market positioning in offering the solutions our customers expect whether it be in component supply or software design results.

Our global footprint combined with resilient purchasing agreements allows our customers to have the confidence in the complete solution we offer.

  • Key Facts

    • Established 2003
    • New office + warehouse purchase in 2013 – 5,000 sq ft
    • 23+ languages spoken in house
    • 980+ active customer accounts from 32 countries
    • 99.81% Quality KPI attainment 2017 (independently verified SC21)
    • 5yr product function guarantee from date of purchase
  • Quality Certifications

    • ISO9001:2008 (since 2004)
    • AS9120 rev B (since 2014)
    • SC21 Bronze accreditation (since 2015)
  • Corporate and Social Responsibility

    As a business that operates internationally it is important that we are aware of our effect on our staff, environment and customers.  We endeavour to operate to the highest ethical standards with a considered approach to social responsibility.

  • The Living Wage

    IC Blue LTD is a signatory of the 'Living wage employer' scheme. 

    The Living Wage is an hourly rate set independently and updated annually, based on the cost living in the UK.

    More information on "The Living Wage"  HERE.  

  • Apprenticeship Scheme 

    IC Blue LTD is an active member of the UK Government Apprenticeship Scheme giving young people an opportunity to develop life skills and career options as well as fully contribute to IC Blue's growth and development.

    We currently have two full time apprentices, both are working in Sales Support roles. Two of our regular full time employees are successful graduates from the Apprenticeship program.

  • Industrial Placement Year
    University of Leeds 

    IC Blue LTD offers industrial placement years for Electronic Design Engineer undergraduates.

    Within this role the candidate will assist on project delivery and be involved with technical support for our software customers.