The management of the Wurth Elektronik eiSos Group announced the acquisition of Midcom Inc.. The previous owner, the Holien Group, sold the transformer division for strategic reasons. Midcom Inc. is based in Watertown, SD with the majority of the staff employed in the production facilities in Longgang near Shenzhen and in Fuling near Chongqing, China.
Norbert Heckmann and Oliver Konz, managing directors of the Wurth Elektronik eiSos Group, said: "This acquisition is an important element in the Wurth Elektronik long-term business strategy." With the motto “More than you expect,” Wurth Elektronik eiSos gained a lot of attention in the area of passive components through dynamic worldwide sales activities and service orientation. "We expect through Wurth Electronics Midcom Inc. – the new name of the company – a push in US sales activities through the strong existing brand recognition. With this acquisition we secured expertise in development and production of transformers as well as the necessary production capacities for future growth. While Midcom previously focused primarily on key accounts, we will expand product availability to our broad customer base without compromising service and availability, for which we are known. At the same time our Chinese manufacturing facilities remain focused on the production of customer specific solutions." The current product range extends from standardizes LAN transformers for digital applications to ADSL transformers and customer specific solutions for power applications. Despite the previous focus on the US market the whole product range is available in RoHS.
Midcom is known for its high technological competence in the development and production of application specific products together with customers and IC manufacturers. Since 2000 Midcom has manufacturing in Longgang, China, in a facility specialized in prototyping and initial batch production. In 2005 a production facility in Fuling followed with its main focus on large quantities. The product range comprises of a broad offering of transformers for analog, digital, power and LAN applications.
Wurth Elektronik eiSos manufactures passive components for automotive, industry and telecom applications. "Irrespective of our servicing key accounts or small customers, our maxim is still to deliver added value. This can be different depending on the customer profile and reach from complex technological design-in support for challenging applications to logistics systems as well as free-of-charge seminars for developers.” Managing director Norbert Heckmann states, “One particular aspect for which we have made a name for ourselves regardless of our customer size is the quick availability of our parts. With the acquisition of Midcom and our production sites in Germany, US, Eastern Europe and China we are well prepared for the future.”