Vigilant Components takes the risk out of component sourcing

With counterfeit components on the rise, it pays to look beyond simply sourcing components if you want to safeguard your production schedule.

The UK Electronics Alliance estimates that counterfeit electronic components entering the UK market could be costing the industry £1bn a year. For OEMs & EMS companies, the risk of these counterfeit components appearing in their supply chains can leave them wide open to system failure. That’s one of the reasons Vigilant was established:

Vigilant Components, the new independent electronics distributor launched by the £30m Paragon Electronics Group, has been established to extend the remit of traditional sourcing to cover full component testing, counterfeit detection and verification to provide ‘Total Supply Chain Integrity.” By partnering with such a high integrity component distributor, customers can avoid the pitfalls of the grey market – where it’s never easy to check the provenance of the part.

Graham Smith, MD of Paragon’s Electronics Division says, “We have systems, procedures, equipment and people to take the risk out of sourcing electronic components for our customers. They benefit from our sophisticated in-house Component Test Laboratory which is equipped with state-of-the-art technologies, including specialist X-ray, electrical test systems, microscopes and chemical marking analysis.

Not only do we verify the provenance of electronic components we source in-house, we also provide a full test, verification and counterfeit detection service option for components purchased independently by our customers.”

Graham concludes; “Vigilant’s team is one of the most experienced, well equipped and highly trained in the industry and their remit goes beyond the traditional one of simply sourcing and shipping. Our comprehensive anti-counterfeit component inspection services enable us to verify the provenance of electronic components and by teaming with Paragon’s kitting, VMI and logistics expertise, we can deliver them to our customers exactly when, where and how they need them.”

Company Contact
John Mayes -  Vigilant Components
Tel. +44 1234 840 101
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About Vigilant Components:

Vigilant Components provides the broadest range of independent component distribution services to the electronics manufacturing sector. Offering high integrity component sourcing, testing and verification, plus obsolescence management and counterfeit component detection, the company is leading the way in its field.

Part of the £30m Paragon Electronics Group (, Vigilant is also able to draw on the combined group expertise to offer a full range of supply chain management services, incorporating component kitting and Vendor Managed Inventory into its extensive portfolio. With ISO9001 and AS9120 accreditation, combined with a global reach delivered through UK and offshore purchasing teams, Vigilant is the ideal supply chain partner for a wide range of electronic component requirements.


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