Cost Savings Service

COST-SAVING-SERVICE and PPV ( Purchase Price Variance)

Take advantage of sizable savings on your existing component contracts by having our  Kruse CRP Team review your bill of materials and regularly provide you with offers for your items as lower prices become available in world wide markets. Whether a one-time spot opportunity or continuous/ongoing supply from our secure and stable supply partners, Karl Kruse is equipped to provide savings that will help you exceed your cost deflation metrics without interrupting your pre-existing supply chain.

Our customers utilize this information platform for making key decisions on:

  • Annual and quarterly direct negotiations to help drive down cost initiatives
  • Benchmarking and cost optimization exercises
  • Performing life cycle cost analysis
  • Relieving high levels of production type inventory
  • Solving tangible issues in their supply chain
  • Volume component buys

Contact us for more information,  you can email your complete list or requirements to or call  +49-2131 981410 to speak to a representative for assistance.

Shortage Management

Karl Kruse specializes in assisting global OEM and EMS customers by effectively mitigating allocation, shortage, EOL and obsolete parts sourcing.

With your call, our world-wide information network and the skills of our experts begin working to fill your order. Our highly specialized infrastructure guarantees optimal results in the shortest possible time.

Karl Kruse Advantages and Services:

  • Worldwide Search
  • Access to  material through direct component manufacturer and OEM/CEM
  • Shortage Solutions
  • EOL/Obsolescence solutions
  • Immediate access to global supply and pricing information
  • Reduced line-down probability on shortages and inventory re-balancing
  • Available part crossing software tied to our customers’ AVLs
  • In-stock inventory, inspected in original factory packaging, ready for same-day shipping

Just submit a request for a quote or if you have multiple part numbers or a spreadsheet/BOM you can email your complete list or requirements to or call  +49-211 27403530 to speak to a representative for assistance.

Product and Supply Chain Solutions and Manufacturing Services

Product and Supply Chain Solutions and Manufacturing Services

Karl Kruse offers not only electronic manufacturing services, but first of all a unique, comprehensive solution for your business, ensuring the highest, global quality at an attractive price. Karl Kruse offers its clients comprehensive services in the field of contract manufacturing and service in Europe. The central location of plant ensures very fast delivery, facilitated logistics and low transport costs and travel. Moreover, the placement of the plant in the central Europe region in the basin of specialists in the field of electronics, reinforced by universities and polytechnics (which are situated close to the plant) ensures the highest quality finished product at a relatively low cost. Comprehensive training and technical facilities allow production without downtime and full engineering support for even the most unusual orders.


  • Electronic Manufacturing Service
  • PCB assembly
  • SMT placement line
  • Through -hole production line
  • BGA rework
  • Full turnkey service (final product build)
  • Online and offline inspection
  • X-ray inspection
  • Cleaning of finished packages
  • Price includes packing and delivery
  • Comprehensive service from order to delivery and after-sales care
  • Warranty and repair service

Your advantages

  • Highly skilled workforce, with competitive rates
  • Close association with technical schools and polytechnics
  • The highest quality of the final product is provided
  • Long and reliable service for the lifetime of your product
  • World Class manufacturing using the latest production equipment and processes
  • All manufacturing is conducted in Europe
  • Low cost of logistics, transport, communication, due to our location in Central Europe
  • Extremely fast response time to your needs and rapid service response time
  • Low to medium volume PCB assembly capability
  • Flexible and accommodating, offering contracts with a variety of options regarding financing and delivery
  • The highest quality of finished product at a relatively low cost
  • An independent producer, unrelated to any corporation
  • Confidentiality of intellectual property is assured by a confidentiality agreement
  • Karl Kruse ems guarantees the privacy and independence of your production

ROHS Conversion Service

roshKruse is able to convert ROHS complaint components into leaded components or to convert any of your leaded semiconductors – such as excessive leaded stock, discontinued components, etc. – into leadfree RoHS complaint components ! This is done through a proprietary chemical process developed for the last 2 years by one of our international strategic partners and is supportedwith official certificates.

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  • Avoidance of costly re design through conversion and utilization of ROHS or obsolete components
  • Conversion of complete inventories to the avoidance of value write-offs.
  • Components in conformity evasion by delivery times for RoHS.
  • Component in conformity cost savings by the aimed buys of leaded component vis-à-vis ROHS



Kruse Electronic Components provides our clients in critical situations with customized solutions for electronic and peripheral component supplies: With over 60 years experience, we have developed a very efficient organization, we know the market very well and we are always informed. You can search online or contact us directly.

Kruse offers the following spectrum of business to optimize your procurement concepts and purchasing processes:

We operate worldwide in the areas of:

  • Logistic Solutions
  • Independent distribution for active and passive components and Optoelectronics and electro mechanics
  • 24/7 – global product search and reachable through our offices in US and Asia
  • Hard-to-find and discontinued parts, proactive obsolescence management
  • ISO 9001 : 2015 certified
  • Specialty components
  • Small batches for prototypes, pre-production series and development needs
  • Last-time-buy and end-of-life procurement
  • Long-term standard demand and shortage management
  • Strategic components and commodities

Excess & Obsolescence Management

Excess & Obsolescence Management

Excess Management

Karl Kruse has an extensive excess/surplus inventory program. When it comes to excess inventory, the only thing that matters is your return on investment.

  • We work with you to customize solutions to your excess inventory management challenges.
  • We utilize the strength of our global sales force, internet presence, and strategic marketing campaigns to effectively distribute your product to our global account base.
  • Our state-of-the-art warehousing facilities provide ample space for your excess inventory needs.
  • We work per your timetable. When you demand, we can quote and buy your excess, and arrange for shipping within 48 hours.
  • Our commodity specialists help you place the correct value on volatile items in your inventory so you can decide to sell, consign, or hold.
  • excess_1_01Line Item Purchasing
    Allows accountability for individual line item.
    Offers a “quick fix” but typically a low return.
  • excess_2_01Lot Purchasing
    Moves a large volume of product quickly at one time.
    Return on investment is typically low.
  • excess_3_01Consignment
    Marketing of Excess material with stock
    keeping at sellers site.
  • excess_4_01Marketing of Excess material with stock
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  • We arrange for the shipment of your materials to our ISO 9001:2015 certified materials facility.
  • We record and report all sales of your company’s product in addition to the portion of your inventory remaining in our stock, and return a percentage of sales generated by your company’s material.
  • You can view all of this information, and search your inventory in stock at Kruse Electronic Components.
  • Consignment is kept segregated from other inventory/stock.
  • Complete confidentiality: Nondisclosure agreements, removal of labels, logos, etc.
  • This contractual agreement allows you full audit privileges of sales and inventoryrecords related to your company’s products.
  • Secures a high return on your inventory and investment.

Obsolescence Management

The Obsolescence Management Strategy developed by Karl Kruse protecs your products from obsolete components, expensive redesigns and unsafe sources. Karl Kruse specializes in relationships built on flexibility.

  • Analysis  of the availability situation of bill of materials list and forecasting
  • Proactive components selection
  • Indicating alternative components
  • Prognosis of remaining availabilitys
  • Global search for alternative components
  • Second source counseling, selection and qualifications
  • Strategic partnerships with manufacturers and distributors
  • Storage and long-term storage
  • Reutilization of tested components

Karl Kruse is a permanent member of the industrial association Component Obsolescence Group Germany and you will also be always kept up-to-date in obsolescence management.

Design & Engineering

Delivering Solutions

Karl Kruse is your international partner for complex electronic solutions along your entire supply chain.

Focusing on product and process innovation, Karl Kruse provides exceptional services including solutions, design-in services , technical support and logistics.

Our service is not optimal until we find a solution that contributes to added value and gives our customer a competitive edge.

We deliver Customer Value by:

  • Technical Support
  • Development tools
  • Samples
  • Regularly exceeding customer expectations
  • Fulfilling customer promises constantly
  • Complying with government regulations


By motivated product specialists, we advise you personally , even at your loacation! Our  valued  strength in the  marketplace recognized both from customers and suppliers is acting as partners.We value client relationships and holistic advice.

Together with our customers we develop pioneering solutions.

We offer Supply Chain Solutions

  • up-to-date market information for our customers
  • One-stop-Shopping
  • Bill of materials cost reduction analysis
  • Buffer/Security Stock
  • Just-in-Time Deliveries
  • Worldwide marketing of excess inventories
  • KANBAN logistics
  • Consignments storage of excess inventories
  • Kitting
  • Last-time-buy and end-of-life analyses
  • Component Life-cycle Management

Further Value Added services we offer:

  • Bar coding
  • Bill of material analyses
  • Cost Reduction Services
  • Dry packing
  • Lead forming
  • Tape & Reeling
  • programming
  • laser marking
  • temperature selection, access time selection, etc.