Technical Knowledge and Experience

We’re a technical bunch – our sales, marketing and engineering team have all studied electronics, physics or a related subject and we understand engineering. Between us we have years of experience of solving design challenges and coming up with successful light-based solutions for a myriad of applications. Read about some of these successes on our case studies page.

Light is the theme that links all of our customers – whether in the medical, military, commercial, industrial or security sectors. Light was Pacer’s raison d’etre when the company was founded back in 1989, and we’ve expanded from our early photonics-based portfolio to offer displays, sensors, LEDs and a wide range of other light-based components and systems.

We love talking about light – ways of detecting light, what you can do by switching light, the properties of laser light, how light affects display technology, the attenuation and absorption of light, the best light sources and emitters. If there isn’t a solution for your project within our specialist photonics and display portfolio, we can customise one for you at our dedicated UK design facility in Dorset.

We offer an end-to-end service – as well as design, we can arrange for prototyping and production as well if that meets your requirements, calling on both in-house resource and a carefully selected global partner network to ensure you benefit from the highest quality and reliability at optimal cost.

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Pacer is committed to cyber security and has succeeded in gaining accreditation for the Government's Cyber Essentials scheme, which protects companies against a range of common cyber attacks. The cyber security measures we have in place secure our Internet connections, devices and software, control access to our data and services, protect us from viruses and other malware and ensure that we keep our devices and software up to date.

You can find out more about Cyber Essentials on the Government's Cyber Essentials webpage.

Our group anti-corruption and bribery policy can be viewed at this link on the Solid State plc website.


The UK Government and the European Union have now concluded their negotiations for the post Brexit trade agreements.

The exit of the UK from the European Union has resulted in some reporting and VAT changes. These changes will be transparent to our customers. Pacer Components has taken the necessary actions to ensure that all changes to the VAT regulations have been accommodated and any legally required commercial reporting requirements are already in place.

It has been widely reported that there are now additional paperwork requirements for products moving between the UK and the EU. Pacer Components has already taken steps to ensure that this paperwork is in place. In reality, the additional paperwork burden is similar to that required for any overseas trade with companies outside of the EU. Pacer Components is well practised in the preparation of such paperwork.

It has also been widely reported that there may be transport delays as a result of product being held in customs. Apart from ensuring that all paperwork is properly presented and all product properly declared, Pacer Components has taken the additional step of increasing the buffer stocks held to ensure continuity of supply to our customer base both in the UK and the EU.

In short, we do not anticipate any interruption to our business with our EU based customers caused by the conclusion of the Brexit negotiations.

If you have any concerns that have not been addressed here, then please contact your local representative or internal sales co-ordinator. We will of course attempt to address your concerns in a timely manner.

John Macmichael, Managing Director.

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