Setting its sights firmly on growth in international markets, RF and microwave specialist Link Microtek has appointed Midoriya of Japan as its first overseas representative to handle the wide range of waveguide products manufactured by Link’s Engineering Division in Basingstoke.

Founded in 1995, Link Microtek was originally conceived and set up as a representative/distributor of RF and microwave components from a variety of predominantly US principals.

The in-house precision engineering facility was established in 1997 and now manufactures a comprehensive range of waveguide hardware and associated products such as horn antennas, adapters, rotary joints, swivel joints, filters, couplers, terminations and TEM cells.

Headquartered in Tokyo, Midoriya is one of the largest distributors of electronic components in Japan, employing over 350 people and achieving annual sales of $800 M. The tie-up is a natural move as both companies have been acting as representatives for US microwave giant, Narda Microwave, for many years.

Commenting on the initiative, Link Microtek managing director Steve Cranstone explained, “Our Engineering Division has enjoyed considerable growth in recent years and we have now reached the point where we need to look to overseas markets to continue that growth.

The Japanese market holds a great deal of potential for our waveguide product line, particularly in the defense sector. We are confident that Midoriya will do an excellent job for us because we know them well and they have been Narda’s largest international representative for a long time.”