TE Connectivity to acquire the Kissling Group
Connectivity and sensor manufacturer TE Connectivity (TE) is set to expand its portfolio for hybrid electric commercial vehicle solutions after signing a definitive agreement to acquire the Kissling group of companies.
Kissling is a provider of high-power relays and ruggedised switches used in the commercial vehicle, transportation, industrial, military and aviation industries as well as other applications. It is headquartered in Germany and has about 450 employees at sites in Germany, Switzerland, Slovakia, Spain and the US.
The acquisition further expands TE’s portfolio of specialty relays and switches to support the needs of industrial and commercial transportation customers facing evolving high-voltage and power management requirements as they design next-generation vehicles.
Integrating Kissling’s range of products into its existing hybrid and electric mobility solutions (HEMS) portfolio strengthens TE’s ability to provide solutions for customers worldwide.
“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,” said Aaron Stucki, Senior Vice President and General Manager of TE’s Industrial & Commercial Transportation business unit. “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 transaction is expected to close at the end of the month, after which Kissling and the Kissling brand will become part of TE’s Industrial & Commercial Transportation business.
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