WILMINGTON, Mass., Jan. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Heilind Electronics, Inc., North America's largest distributor of electronic interconnect products, today announced the acquisition of Kotek Eletro Eletronica Ltda, a leading distributor of electronic components in Brazil.
"We are very pleased to be expanding into South America and making Kotek and its employees part of the Heilind family," said Robert W. Clapp, President of Heilind Electronics. "Kotek's leadership in customer service and technical support will greatly enhance Heilind's ability to support our South American customers."
Kotek is a privately held company serving electronics OEMs and contract manufacturers from its Sao Paulo headquarters.
"We at Kotek are excited to be joining Heilind Electronics, the world's leading distributor of connectors and electromechanical products," said Carlos Oliva, Kotek Director. "We look forward to offering Heilind's best-in-class inventory and supply chain solutions to Kotek's customers."
About Heilind Electronics
Founded in 1974, Heilind Electronics, Inc. (www.heilind.com) is one of the world's leading distributors of connectors, relays, switches, thermal management & circuit protection products, terminal blocks, wire & cable, wiring accessories and insulation & identification products. Heilind has 25 North American sales offices, two automated distribution centers and a highly versatile value-added center. Follow Heilind on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/Heilind and on Twitter at http://twitter.com/Heilind.
About Kotek Eletro Eletronica
Kotek Eletro Eletronica Ltda. (http://kotek.com.br) is an ISO 9001 registered electronic parts distributor serving electronic OEMs and contract manufacturers. Kotek was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in Sao Paulo City, Sao Paulo (SP), Brazil.
SOURCE Heilind Electronics