25 Years of Cyclops
We are celebrating our 25th anniversary this year and couldn’t be happier to have reached this great milestone. The company has undergone many changes and achieved a great deal over the years – take a trip down memory lane with us….
1990 – Company Started
All those years ago, Cyclops Electronics started out as a small electronic component sourcing and distribution company. Founded by a dynamic entrepreneur, the company literally started in the spare room but soon left those humble beginnings and went on to achieve great things…
1993 – Moves to York
Originally starting out in Scotland, the company moved to its current home in the beautiful city of York. Though perhaps better known for chocolate, York was ideal for Cyclops Electronics as it is a great location and provided lots of scope to grow.
1996 – Achieved ISO Certification
This was a fantastic achievement for the company. It strengthened our commitment to quality assurance and is something that we are still proud to hold today.
1998 – Cyclops House Built
This is our current home and the purpose built facility combines offices with warehouse space, allowing us to order, store, package and ship your electronic components quickly and securely.
1998 – Trading Specialists Created
After 8 years of Cyclops we wanted to offer a solution to all the excess component issues we realised our customers were facing. Thus Trading Specialists was born; the place to go if you have excess or obsolete components you want to get rid of! www.trading-specialists.com
2002 – GSS Created
We realised that our customers wanted more from their component distributors so we created a supply chain management solution. Originally known as Unit 8, the company was renamed Global Supply Services and the team will help you with all supply chain issues. www.globalsupplyservices.com
2010 – Daniel Josefsson Acquired (Renamed DJ Assembly)
Wanting to offer a full service we took over the PCB Assembly company Daniel Josefsson, later renamed DJ Assembly. Having our own purpose built manufacturing facility lets us offer so much more to our customers, including PCBA, Box Build and EMS. www.djassembly.com
2013 – AS9120 Achieved
This is a great accreditation to have and allows us to offer greater commitment to all our customers, particularly those in the aerospace, military and defence industries.
2015 – 25th Anniversary
And here we are, 25 years later. After seeing a lot of changes in the industry as a whole and within the company, we feel proud to be here at this stage. We have grown from a small start up into a company with real global presence; Cyclops has 8 worldwide offices, including Canada, USA and Italy. The future is looking good and here’s to the next 25 (and beyond!)