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Fischer Elektronik and Rutronik ink Global Deal

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Rutronik distributes the products from Fischer Elektronik globally

Rutronik and Fischer Elektronik conclude Global Distribution Agreement; from left: Martin Unsöld (Rutronik), Detlef Hardt (Fischer Elektronik), Alexandra Volkmer (Rutronik), Günter Wolfensberger (Rutronik)
Rutronik and Fischer Elektronik have concluded a Distribution Agreement; from left: Martin Unsöld (Rutronik), Detlef Hardt (Fischer Elektronik), Alexandra Volkmer (Rutronik), Günter Wolfensberger (Rutronik)

Fischer Elektronik is one of Europe’s market leaders in the manufacture of

  • extruded heat sinks, heat sinks for processors and LEDs, board level heat sinks, cooling aggregates
  • accessories for electronic components
  • cases, 19-inch construction systems
  • sockets
  • PCB connectors and accessories, IDC connectors, D-Sub connectors
  • brackets
  • optoelectronics

The target markets for the manufacturer’s products are industrial and automotive applications, medical technology, measurement and control technology, and LED lighting technology.

Fischer Elektronik employs 400 people and exports more than 35 percent of its products. The company continues to grow steadily and manufactures a high percentage of its products internally. It is committed to technical support that is both competent and flexible in the form of application-related advice. It also undertakes development work and carries out thermal in-house simulations.

 As a result of the cooperation with Rutronik, Fischer Elektronik expects to be able to give customers the best possible support with their applications – from development to series production – as well as work together to gain additional market shares and generate growth.

“In Rutronik, we have been able to secure a major distribution partner with market experience. In turn, by working alongside Fischer Elektronik, Rutronik has added a very well-known brand in the field of electromechanical components to its program. We are convinced that this cooperation will be a success,” says Patrick. W. Fischer, owner-manager of Fischer Elektronik.

 Guenter Wolfensberger, Product Marketing Director at Rutronik, explains: “The market situation is very positive thanks to the high international profile of Fischer Elektronik. Today’s rapid development of electronic components – featuring ever increasing power density combined with smaller packing density – demands a dynamic and efficient approach to selecting suitable heat dissipation concepts, cases, and connectors. Fischer’s product portfolio is the largest standard program in the industry and offers innovative standard products as well as customer-specific solutions that help developers to master these challenges when combined with the company’s long-standing experience as market leader.”

About Rutronik Elektronische Bauelemente GmbH

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Rutronik Elektronische Bauelemente GmbH is the third largest distributor in Europe (European Distribution Report 2016) and the number ten worldwide (SourceToday, May 2017). The broadline distributor supplies semiconductors, passive and electromechanical components as well as boards, storage, displays & wireless products. The company's primary target markets are the automotive, medical, industrial, home appliance, energy and lighting industries. The ranges RUTRONIK EMBEDDED, RUTRONIK SMART, RUTRONIK POWER and RUTRONIK AUTOMOTIVE provide customers with specific products and services in groups tailored to the respective applications. Expert technical support for product development and design-in, individual logistics and supply chain management solutions as well as comprehensive services complete its scope of performance.

The company, founded by Helmut Rudel in 1973 in Ispringen, Germany, now has over 70 subsidiaries in Europe, Asia and the Americas. Rutronik employs more than 1,600 staff worldwide and achieved Group sales of 872 million euros in the fiscal year 2016.

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