January 2018 – TTI, Inc., a world leading specialist distributor of electronic components, has signed a pan-European franchise agreement with APEM, which was recently acquired by IDEC, one of the leading worldwide manufacturers of human-machine interface products. The partnership builds on a longstanding and successful relationship between APEM and TTI in France. Furthermore, following the acquisition of the APEM group by IDEC Corporation in 2017, TTI will also expand its product offering to include a wide selection of the IDEC products, including 16 and 22mm switches, enabling and interlock switches, and industrial relays. The combined APEM and IDEC product portfolio further reinforces TTI’s electro-mechanical offering and specifically enhances their leadership in HMI panel components.
APEM develops, manufactures and sells a wide range of switching products. The company has chosen to vertically integrate all phases of production in the three regions EMEA, America,and Asia, controlling all phases of product development and manufacturing. Contributing to APEM‘s market strength in Europe are manufacturing locations in France, Tunisa, Italy, Denmark and the UK. APEM's strong quality reputation is recognized by diversified markets such as tranportation vehicles, industrial automation, defence and aerospace, instrumentation, and communications, and confirmed by many international approvals including UL/CSA and VDE.
Commented Ros Kruger, Director, Supplier Marketing Europe – E/Mech, Sensors and Power: “The APEM portfolio will significantly strengthen our HMI product capability. Initially, we are focusing on sectors such as agricultural machinery, materials handling and defence ground equipment. We will stock a wide selection of APEM’s parts especially LED indicators and IDEC’s emergency stop push-buttons.”
Added Jim Cooper, VP EMEA Sales for APEM & IDEC: “We are very proud to announce this next step in our relationship with TTI. We continue to see a great deal of scope to grow sales across the EMEA region, and by combining the scope and capabilities of the TTI sales network with the high quality, high specification of the APEM and IDEC products we expect this to ensure that both new and existing customers benefit from increased product availability and excellent customer service.”
About TTI Inc.
TTI, Inc. a Berkshire Hathaway company, is an authorized, specialty distributor of interconnect, passive and electromechanical (IP&E) components and the distributor of choice for industrial and consumer electronics manufacturers worldwide. Broader and deeper inventory, leading-edge products and custom supply chain solutions have established TTI as the leading specialist in electronic component distribution. Globally, the company maintains two million cubic feet of dedicated warehouse space containing over 850,000 component part numbers. Along with its subsidiaries, Mouser Electronics, Sager Electronics, and Symmetry Electronics, TTI employs over 5,400 employees and is represented in over 100 locations throughout North America, Europe and Asia.
For more information about TTI, visit www.ttieurope.com
About IDEC Corporation
IDEC, a Japanese-based global company incorporated in Osaka, is a leading manufacturer of high quality controls and safety products for industrial environments. IDEC has a recognized leading position in Japan and Asia, and a proven track record in innovation and quality. For more than 70 years, IDEC has designed and manufactured high quality products. IDEC has manufacturing facilities in Japan, Taiwan, Thailand and China. For additional information, please visit www.IDEC.com
Since its founding in 1952, APEM has become one of the world's leading manufacturers of human machine interface components and panels. APEM develops, manufactures and markets products for diverse markets including agricultural, medical, aeronautics, defense and transportation. APEM is established in 11 countries and relies on a network of more than 130 distributors and agents spread over five continents to supply more than 20,000 customers worldwide. APEM has production sites in Europe, North Africa, America and Asia. For additional information, please visit www.apem.com
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