New specialist distributor offers high integrity component sourcing, testing counterfeit detection & verification
Tuesday, 31 January 2012 00:06
Vigilant Components is a new independent electronic component distributor, established by experienced component specialists. Part of the £30m Paragon Electronics group, Vigilant provides component sourcing, testing, counterfeit detection and verification services plus supply chain management and point-of-use delivery options for the electronics manufacturing sector.
ISO9001 and AS9120 accredited, Vigilant was established to address industry issues such as extended component lead-times and component obsolescence and provide industry leading services for component inspection, verification, counterfeit detection and avoidance. The Vigilant team is supported by the Paragon Electronics Group and draws on group expertise and resources including the substantial purchasing, technical and engineering teams. As a result, Vigilant also offers a full range of proven supply chain management services, incorporating full component kitting, Kanban driven deliveries and a Vendor Managed Inventory service featuring managed line-side stores.
Discussing Vigilant’s potential impact on the UK electronics manufacturing marketplace, Graham Smith - Managing Director of Paragon’s Electronics Division, explains: “We are extremely excited with the launch of Vigilant. We know that issues such as increasing lead-times and obsolescence mean that electronics buyers often have to look outside traditional franchised electronic distributors to solve their component shortages and by launching Vigilant we’re providing solutions for these and offering additional services beyond simply sourcing and shipping products. For example, our dedicated in-house component test laboratory, equipped with a range of sophisticated equipment including a state-of-the-art component X-ray system, provides industry-leading counterfeit detection capabilities. What’s more, not only do we test and verify all electronic components we source, but we also provide a full test, verification and counterfeit detection service for components our customers have purchased themselves. With our highly trained people, our AS9120 registered quality systems and our substantial investment in counterfeit detection equipment, there’s a reason we’re called Vigilant!”
For more information, visit: www.vigilant-components.com.