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HARTING and Heilind Electronics enter into global distribution partnership

Published: 28 January 2019 - Sarah Mead

The HARTING Technology Group and US company Heilind Electronics have entered into a global distribution partnership. The agreement follows a successful partnership in North America and in other countries worldwide.

Heilind is one of the world's leading specialty distributors of connectors and electromechanical components. Featuring over 170 manufacturers, including most leading connector manufacturers, Heilind boasts an extensive product portfolio.  

Commenting on the agreement, Edgar-Peter Düning, Managing Director of HARTING Electric, said: “The new partnership will benefit customers: Heilind ensures rapid supply, technical support and an exceptional level of service. With this broadened distribution alliance, we are strengthening our international distribution network from our own branches and distribution partners, in order to help us meet our global revenue goals for 2020 and beyond" said Jon DeSouza, President and CEO of HARTING Americas. "Our cooperation positions us even closer to customers and their requirements," noted Alan Clapp, Vice President at Heilind Electronics.


The HARTING Technology Group is one of the world's leading providers of industrial connection technology for the three lifelines of Data, Signal and Power and has 13 production plants and branches in 44 countries. Moreover, the company also produces retail checkout systems, electromagnetic actuators for automotive and industrial series use, charging equipment for electric vehicles, as well as hardware and software for customers and applications in automation technology, mechanical and plant engineering, robotics and transportation engineering. In the 2016/17 business year, some 4,600 employees generated sales of EUR 672 million.

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About Heilind:

Heilind Electronics is one of the world's leading distributors of connectivity, electromechanics and sensors. Headquartered in the United States with branches worldwide, Heilind has the largest inventory of connector products in North America and is franchised for more than 170 of the electronics industry's leading manufacturers.

The company offers products in 25 different component categories, including connectors, relays, switches, thermal management and circuit protection products, terminal blocks, wire and cable, wiring accessories, and insulation and identification products.

Heilind also maintains three well-equipped Value Added Centres - in the US, Germany and Hong Kong - offering a complete menu of part assembly, part modification and part packaging services. The Value Added Centres offer a range of component modification and assembly services, including: kitting of components; assembly of connectors, fans, switches and relays; part modifications, from colour dying, custom marking or labelling, to pin extraction; and special labelling and packaging.

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