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TTI signs Alps Electric in pan-European deal

17th January 2018
Mick Elliott

TTI has signed a pan-European franchise agreement with Alps Electric. Alps developed the first TACT Switches and offer a range of TACT Switch varieties that offer a specific ‘feel’ for different applications, as well as reliable contacts with a three dimple dome design to give better dust resistance.

In particular, SKTA series devices have been developed to address industry trends for low profile, compact switches with IP67 ratings.

Commented Ros Kruger, Director, Supplier Marketing Europe - Emech, Sensors and Power: "Alps is a huge name in tactile switches and we are sure our customers in the industrial, medical, automotive and home electronics sectors will enjoy using these leading technology products in their latest programs.”

Alps also offers a range of sensors – magnetic, humidity, pressure and position – encoders, spring contacts and thermal printers.

Added Dario Bricchi, Alps Sales & Marketing Manager, Europe: “We see a very strong synergy between our two companies. TTI adds world-class customer support, logistics and stocking programs to Alps technically excellent, high quality product range. We know that our European customers will benefit from this new partnership.”

Switched on: L to r; Nobuto Okawa  - Director General Manager, Global Sales & Marketing, Alps, Oliver Hohmann- Director, Product Marketing - Sensors, E/Mech and Power, TTI Europe, Tetsuhiro Saeki - Deputy General Manager, Global Sales & Marketing, Alps, Ros Kruger -  Director, Supplier Marketing - Sensors, E/Mech and Power, TTI Europe, Dario  Bricchi - Manager Sales & Marketing, Europe, Alps and Kyunam Kim - Sales Admin & Marketing Planning, Alps.

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