Company History

Established in March of 1985 by two brothers, Arnie and Danny Klein with their sons Jeff and Kris, Classic Components has emerged as one of the world’s largest broad line stocking distributors of electronic components by bringing together the experience and expertise of a diverse group of individuals to forge a company of the utmost integrity and dedication to quality and customer service.

From our humble beginnings in a 50,000 square foot facility in Gardena, California, Classic was recognized as a pioneer in the electronic components industry. Acquisition and distribution of large excess inventory purchases from major manufacturers propelled us into a continual growth while maintaining a strong financial position. Classic earned a very solid Dun and Bradstreet 5A1 rating, which allowed us to strengthen our position in the marketplace, increase customer base, and improve penetration of key markets.

With 12 global locations and 240+ employees, Classic is well positioned for the challenges of the ever-changing electronics industry. Access to electronic components from over 800 manufacturers and 40 million line-items of product, an abundant on-shelf inventory and a broad customer base position Classic as one of the largest and most stable electronic component distributors.

Our Classic staff has redefined the meaning of performance in the independent space. We strive to provide continuously improving quality and reliability in all aspects of supply chain. This includes customer care, inventory procurement, business relationships and financial position. With a tradition of excellence for nearly 35 years of persistent devotion to our customers, Classic Components has become “Classic” in every sense of the word.