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TE Connectivity completes acquisition of Kissling Group

7th June 2019
Alex Lynn

Connectivity and sensors solutions provider, TE Connectivity (TE), completed the previously announced acquisition of the Kissling group of companies (Kissling or Kissling Group) on May 24th.

Headquartered in Wildberg, Germany, Kissling is an industry provider of high-power and high-voltage relays and ruggedised switches for the commercial transportation, industrial, military, and aviation industries as well as other applications. They have built a reputation as a trusted source for mission critical applications and demanding environmental operating conditions.

With this acquisition, TE further expands its portfolio of specialty relays and switches to support the needs of industrial and commercial transportation customers, truck, bus, construction and other specialised vehicle manufacturers, facing evolving high voltage and power management requirements as they design next-generation vehicles. Integrating Kissling’s range of products into TE’s existing hybrid and electric mobility solutions (HEMS) portfolio further strengthen’s TE ability to develop and provide integrated, highly engineered solutions for customers worldwide. 

Aaron Stucki, Senior Vice President and General Manager of TE’s Industrial & Commercial Transportation business unit, said: “Kissling has an established reputation as an innovation leader in building mission-critical hardware with products that have a solid performance track record in the commercial vehicle, transportation and industrial markets. 

“Their specialty relays and ruggedised switches and expertise in electronics for smart relays and power distribution, combined with TE’s broad portfolio, global footprint and close customer partnerships, will allow us to strengthen our support for customers in markets around the world.”

The business will now be reported as part of TE’s Industrial & Commercial Transportation business.

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