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DJ Assembly are exhibiting at Northern Manufacturing 2015!

The event builds on the success of the Southern Manufacturing show and will take place in Manchester. Lasting two days between the 30th September and 1st October, we are really looking forward to exhibiting here for the first time.

You will be able to meet our friendly team, ask questions and see how we can help you with a range of services including:

  • PCB Assembly
  • Box Build
  • Through Hole Assembly
  • Design Services
  • Ball Grid Array
  • And so much more…

To make an appointment send an email request here. If you can’t make it to Northern Manufacturing, you can call us anytime or submit your BOM and Gerber data using our simple form.

We can’t wait to meet as many people as possible and connect with some fellow Northern companies!

Cyclops to the Rescue!

Working in the components industry, sometimes it can be easy to forget the huge impact our parts can have. We were reminded just of the importance of components last week when an urgent call came in from one of our customers…

You may remember seeing the London Rail Network grind to a halt a couple of weeks ago. Thousands of passengers were stuck and stranded for hours but with the sourcing skills of Cyclops Electronics, the problem was solved.

An electrical problem between Wandsworth Common and Clapham Junction caused trains in and out of Victoria station to be suspended. Victoria is a huge transport hub in London so getting it fixed, and quickly, was a priority for our customer.

After receiving an immediate RFQ from his customer, one of our Account Managers, Jon, had an initial check and thought we were going to have to say we didn’t have the stock they were looking for. Then Charlotte from our fabulous purchasing team managed to track the part down in Europe.

By this point, it was 5.15pm UK time so it was touch and go whether our source in Europe would still be available. Luckily, and thanks to Charlotte’s skills of persuasion, the parts were secured!

However, now the problem was when they would arrive at our warehouse to be checked before sending them down to London.

Thankfully, they arrived first thing in the morning and were able to be despatched immediately.

After a nervous wait, our customer called later in the afternoon to say they had arrived but they were a different colour to what he was used to.

After all our hard work was it all going to be in vain?

But the parts were correct! The two pieces were fitted and full power restored to the rail network. We were thrilled everything got sorted (so was our customer!) and it just goes to show how much of an impact our work can have.

Our entire team, from Jon the Account Manager to Charlotte in Purchasing and all the people in our warehouse, worked together to find the parts required, and get them where they needed to be within the space of a few hours. This success story is testament to the hard work and dedication all our staff put in day in day out at Cyclops.

If you find yourself in a pickle like our rail network customer, you can call Cyclops Electronics on +44 (0)1904 415415 or email us here.

We will do all we can to find the parts required and get them out to you as soon as possible.

We love helping your business and being part of your happy ending!

25 Year Anniversary

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!)

Cyclops Group to Exhibit at ES Live 2014

The DJ Assembly team will be exhibiting at ES Live 2014 on 15th May 2014.

ES Live 2014 is the must attend event for electronics purchasing professionals and is held on Thursday 15th May 2014 at StadiumMK, Milton Keynes, UK.

The team here at DJ Assembly will be exhibiting our PCB Assembly and Manufacturing Services at stand ES80, where you will get a chance to explore every aspect of a truly professional service…

  • PCB Assembly
  • Complete Product Manufacturing Services
  •  Pre-Production Prototyping
  • Leaded & Lead Free Manufacturing
  • Rigorous End Product Inspection and Testing Procedures

As well as getting to experience the DJ Assembly processes, we are giving everyone who pre-registers prior to the event a FREE Remote Control Mini* to collect from our stand ES80!

For more information on the event call DJ on ++44 (0) 1904 436 456 or visit uk.electronics-sourcinglive.com

*To view the terms and conditions, please visit the DJ Assembly website.