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Charcroft acquires ICW

Charcroft Electronics, a distributor and manufacturer of electronic components, has acquired ICW, including ClarityCap audio capacitors, from BorgWarner Wrexham.

The full range of metallised plastic film capacitors will continue to be manufactured in Wrexham, Wales, said Charcroft. The news means that Charcroft will not only be expanding its existing range of UK-manufactured components for the high end audio market ,which includes silver mica capacitors and precision resistors, but ensures that these capacitors continue to be manufactured in the UK.

"The acquisition of ICW and ClarityCap will enable Charcroft to deliver field-based technical support for customers who are looking to achieve high levels of quality,” said Debbie Rowland, Director, Charcroft.

“The ICW capacitors have been used in audio, industrial and military applications for over 30 years and Charcroft has been a franchised distributor for the same period. The focus will also be to ensure that the capacitors will continue to be ‘Made in Britain’.”

Specialist manufacturing will enable small batches of ClarityCap capacitors to be manufactured and offer customisation to meet different corporate colours and preferred lead-outs for customers.

Demand from the high-end audio market and partnership with university research teams have been key to the development of ClarityCap capacitors, with the range covering values from 10nF to over 200µF and provides up to 1000µF in a single component.

Neil Tyler

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