Global chip component shortage

Delays and impacts on two-way radio products

Chip component

A global chip component shortage has created a delay and impacted the availability of two-way radio communication devices, and accessories including chargers and batteries. 

Why is there a global chip component shortage?
Due to COVID-19 some factories were forced to close or make employees redundant and therefore have less staff. There was also a rise in demand for chips from sales of products such as laptops, and mobile phones and now the reprise of requirements for car maker coming back more quickly than anticipated, the situation has changed drastically as organisations begin to resume their normal activities. Not only this but last year saw a factory fire hit Renesas Fabrication facility as well as a winter storm closing a chip facility in Texas, amid a global chip crisis.

How does this affect the supply of two-way radios, batteries, and chargers?
This global supply shortage has increased significantly over the past couple of months and is not likely to be resolved in the short term. Many other radio manufacturers are in the same position reporting a deficit on the availability of stock, which is expected to continue throughout 2022.

DCRS are continuously reviewing our stock and short and long-term requirements. We are managing our supply chain through increasing stock levels and forecasting orders further in advance.

We will continue to heavily invest in stock and work closely with clients to minimise any delays and if possible, offer alternative products that may meet your needs, we are offering clients who need urgent additional equipment radios from our hire stock at 50% discount off our normal hire rates to try and assist, we will of course keep you our valued client updated as and when we have any further information.

If you have any questions or concerns in the first instance, contact our MD Steve: sbl@dcrs.co.uk or call on 0800 043 2688.

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