18 January 2012 Independent electronics distributor promises shorter lead times A new independent electronic component distributor has been established by the Paragon Electronics group to address industry issues such as extended lead-times and component obsolescence. Vigilant Components aims to provide industry leading services for component inspection, verification, counterfeit detection and avoidance by offering a full range of supply chain management services. ISO9001 and AS9120 accredited, it is said to provide the broadest range of independent component distribution services to the electronics manufacturing sector. Graham Smith, md of Paragon's electronics division, said: "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. "By launching Vigilant, we're providing solutions for these and offering additional services beyond simply sourcing and shipping products. 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." Author Laura Hopperton Comment on this article Websites http://www.paragon-electronics.com/http://www.vigilant-components.com/ This material is protected by MA Business copyright See Terms and Conditions. One-off usage is permitted but bulk copying is not. For multiple copies contact the sales team. What you think about this article: Add your comments Name Email Comments Your comments/feedback may be edited prior to publishing. Not all entries will be published. Please view our Terms and Conditions before leaving a comment.