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TE Connectivity announces that it is to acquire ERNI Group

TE Connectivity (TE), a global supplier of connectivity and sensors, has announced that it is to acquire the ERNI Group (ERNI), a firm specialising in electronic connectivity for factory automation and the automotive sector.

The acquisition of ERNI is seen as complementing TE’s broad connectivity product portfolio, particularly in high-speed and fine-pitch connectors for factory automation, automotive, medical and other industrial applications.

ERNI will augment TE’s engineering and manufacturing footprint and capabilities in board connectivity and expands TE’s customer base and presence in several attractive market segments.

“We are excited to welcome the ERNI team to TE,” said Vish Ananthan, senior vice president and general manager of TE’s Industrial business. “Combining TE’s industrial portfolio breadth, manufacturing scale and customer reach with ERNI’s market-leading products, deep technical expertise and manufacturing capabilities in Europe and Southeast Asia, we can significantly enhance the value we bring to our customers. Together, we will drive innovation related to miniaturization, signal integrity, higher data speed and power requirements and product reliability that our customers expect as they design their applications.”

“With TE, ERNI gains access to a worldwide sales network and in-depth technological know-how,” added Dr. Christoph Weiss, delegate of the board of directors of ERNI. “We highly appreciate the strong commitment of TE to continue to innovate on our product portfolio and are looking forward to a promising future.”

The transaction is expected to close by the end of the current quarter, although it is still awaiting regulatory approval.

Neil Tyler

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