Thursday, 28 March 2013

Cyclops Easter Opening Times

Our UK office will be closed for the Easter holidays on Friday 29th March 2013 and Monday 1st April 2013. We will be open as usual on Tuesday 2nd April at 08:45 (GMT) for all your electronic component requirements. 

If you have any enquiries on your desk, send them over and we will work on them straight away after the Easter break.

You can also conduct an instant components search using our extensive online search database that has access to over 10.2 million components globally. 

Thursday, 21 March 2013

ECHA Publishes SVHC Consultation List on 4 March 2013

On 4 March 2013, the European Chemical Agency (ECHA) published the Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC) consultation list containing 10 substances. Interested parties have 45 days, ending 18 April 2013, to submit their comments to the agency in regards to identification, further information related to use, exposure, alternatives and also the risk of the proposed substances.

These new additions are a result of the recently published road map for the identification of SVHCs from the European Commission, published on 6 February 2013. This road map is not only targeted at currently known SVHCs but also at identifying new potential substances to be included in the candidate list by 2020.

The candidate list currently contains 138 substances, this will expand to 148 should all 10 proposed SVHCs be accepted. A list of these 10 substances and their potential uses are listed in the table below.

For more information on the industry REACh regulations, please visit our website.

This article in full can be found on the SGS website.



Wednesday, 6 March 2013

Are you Forecasting for your Financial Year Ahead?

As the beginning of the financial year is nearing for some companies, we understand that many will be looking at how they can increase productivity and cash flow as well as saving on costs. This is why we would like to take this opportunity to highlight our Scheduling Service we offer here at Cyclops.

Our Scheduling Service can offer you many benefits including: 
  • Boosting manufacturing productivity
  • Fixed pricing for anything up to 12 months in advance
  • High volume discount
  • Reduced order to delivery lead time
  • Increased quality through batch testing 
  • Reduced risk of 'line down' or 'stoppages' to your production line
Plus many more, please click here to read them all.

How it works..... Once you have secured a contract, forward your electronic component requirements to us with your projected delivery dates. We will then source the required components and supply you with our proposal.

Once you have reviewed the proposal and are happy with it, contact us to place your order for the full quantities and provide us with your anticipated delivery schedule, this can be varied to suit your needs. Then.... do nothing. We will provide you with the right stock, at the right time, meaning a smoother supply chain and cash flow.

To take advantage of this great service, enter your part number to search our database.

Or to request more information, please call us on +44 (0) 1904 415415.

Tuesday, 5 March 2013

Cyclops Electronics Raises £100 for Macmillan Cancer Support

On Friday 1st March 2013, we held a sponsored dress down day here in the office. We managed to raise a grand total of £100 for Macmillan Cancer Support.

Macmillan Cancer Support provides practical, medical and financial support and push for better cancer care. Donations make up 98% of their income so we are proud to be able to help such a worthy cause. To find out more, please visit their website,

A big thank you to everyone who participated.