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Twenty years of successful collaboration

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Distributor Schukat and producer Mean Well look back on a success story ...

Schukat and Mean Well - Twenty years of successful collaboration

Bert Schukat, Managing Director of Schukat
Bert Schukat, Managing Director of Schukat

Schukat and Mean Well look back on a success story spanning twenty years. Mean Well's G2 switching power supplies laid the foundation for the sales and distribution partnership between the two companies. Today, the Mean Well range encompasses numerous variants for many different markets. In conversation with Bert Schukat, Managing Director of Schukat, and Ted Cheng, Sales Director at MeanWell.

Bert Schukat: "Our founder, Hans-Georg Schukat, was involved with new technologies early. At that time, linear power supplies were widespread and primary-clocked switching power supplies bulky and expensive. Through an Asian trade journal, Schukat’s attention was drawn to a virtually unknown manufacturer of compact switching power supplies: Mean Well. We ordered some samples and discovered that they were very good. That was the start of our cooperation. We were able to find new customers quickly, and Mean Well developed interesting new power supply models for our market. Today, the Mean Well name is synonymous with high quality and outstanding teamwork."

Ted Cheng: "Ever since the start of our collaboration in 1996, Schukat has been one of MeanWell’s most important partners in Germany. In recent years, they have helped us enormously in expanding our business in Germany and in consolidating MeanWell’s image on the market, which is why we want to continue our partnership with Schukat into the future, without limitations.''

About Schukat electronic

Schukat electronic Vertriebs GmbH

Schukat electronic is a franchise and catalogue distributor. Long-established working partnerships link them with 200 manufactures in the active, passive and electromechanical fields. As a franchise partner, they offer competent development and logistics support to their customers, for example with Sunon, MeanWell, Crydom, Microchip, Panasonic, Talema, TSC and LiteOn. In addition, as a catalogue distributor, Schukat is a reliable business partner for all standard applications for 10,000 B2B clients in 50 countries.

Schukat is DIN EN ISO 9001:2008 certified. They offer their customers 100% traceability: complete backward tracking from customer to manufacturer of every Schukat consignment ever delivered. Schukat electronic was founded in 1964 in Monheim am Rhein, Germany. Around 150 employees and 30 trainees are employed in Monheim and, in 2015, have generated EUR 92 million gross (EUR 77 million net).

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