18th October 2021
As part of Amphenol’s continued strategic product range reviews, Amphenol will be consolidating its D38999 production for its European operations under a single qualification.
The volume production of Amphenol D38999 product servicing our European Amphenol sites has, for many years, centred in our Amphenol manufacturing site in Pune, India and will continue to do so. This site operates under the QPL qualification of Amphenol Socapex (“Socapex”), Cage code F6162. Amphenol Ltd will therefore withdraw from the QPL List for series l, ll and lll Mil-DTL-38999 connectors with effect from 31st October 2021 and, thereafter, all orders for QPL qualified D38999 placed with Amphenol Ltd will be manufactured and shipped under Amphenol Socapex’s qualification or its approved Value Add Distributors (VAD). Amphenol Ltd will no longer manufacture QPL D38999 product under cage code K1100 with effect from 31st October 2021.
Any Amphenol Ltd D38999 product manufactured prior to 31st October 2021 is still approved to be shipped post this date and used as normal. After 31st October 2021, assembled D38999 product will continue to be supplied by Amphenol Ltd, but manufactured under the Amphenol Socapex Cage Code.
Amphenol Ltd are currently working with our Distribution network to ensure minimal disruption to the supply chain during this period and may pull orders forward to create a buffer whilst reapproval activities take place. All D38999 product supplied by Amphenol Ltd, or current VAD distributors will continue to be in full compliance of the DLA QPL qualification.
This change only affects the approval to manufacture and assemble D38999 QPL product at its Whitstable Site under cage Code K1100. However crucially, the manufactured components, in the whole, are identical components as supplied for many years. Amphenol LTD will continue to manufacture and ship from its own location its highly successful non-QPL proprietary products and JN and PAN.
If you have any questions during this transition, please do not hesitate to contact your Amphenol Sales representative or approved Amphenol distribution partner.
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