Littlefuse Inc. Acquires Cole Hersee

Monday, January 03, 2011

Cole Hersee has been acquired by Littelfuse, Inc. of Chicago, Illinois.  The combined company will be well-positioned to better serve OEMs and Aftermarket customers in the Heavy Vehicle sector. Donald Mayer, Vice President of Cole Hersee, said, “This is a great fit. We think the combination with Littelfuse will enable us to bring new products and capabilities to our customers, and provide new opportunities to serve them.”Cole Hersee is known for its broad range of electromechanical switches and its increasing range of electronic switching modules. Cole Hersee is a specialist in the Heavy Vehicle industry, fulfilling diversified applications for trucks, off-road, utility, transit, emergency vehicles and boats.

"The acquisition of Cole Hersee is a significant step in our strategy to expand our OTB (Off-Road, Truck & Bus) business,” said Dieter Röder, Vice President and General Manager, Littelfuse Automotive Business Unit.  “We expect the Cole Hersee acquisition to strengthen key customer relationships, expand our distribution network in North America and extend our product offering to adjacent markets and technologies. Their focus on power management products and heavy duty electromechanical and solid-state switches for DC electrical systems expands our offering to this diverse OTB customer base.”

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