23 Feb 2022 -

Astute Electronics and KEC sign new interconnects global franchise agreement

[23/02/2022 Stevenage, UK] Astute Electronics have announced a new global franchised-distribution agreement with KEC – leaders in EMC interconnect technology. 

Astute are now a distributor and design-in partner for their full range of Mil standard backshells, glands, caps and accessories for a multitude of Hi-Rel applications in aerospace & defence, naval, rail, power distribution, energy, automation and medical.

Interconnect BDM, Scott Morley, welcomed the agreement,

“It’s a pleasure to represent KEC products and their custom-design capabilities, as each project will have its own challenges. Often the EMC requirements are unique so it’s important to have a supplier who can offer a full design and build service for non-standard products.

“KEC offers a range of capabilities from their UK HQ, which significantly reduces lead times and maximises availability for both small batch and high-volume production runs. In the current situation of shortages and supply-chain challenges, it’s increasingly important to source components produced in the UK.”

“Like Astute, KEC is a very agile partner, with a reputation for fast turnaround times. We’re delighted to become their franchised distribution partner.”

KEC’s standard range includes backshells, EMC circular backshells, EMC bulkhead panel fittings, D Type & rectangular backshells, M-12 connectors, Profibus connectors and cables.  Additionally they offer products to accommodate fibre optics. KEC offers a comprehensive parts matching service to other manufacturers.

Astute Electronics is a value-added design-in partner for KEC with direct access to the manufacturer and their product support.

Find out more about KEC

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