C&K, one of the world’s most trusted brands of high-quality electromechanical switches, today announces that it has acquired the company Vuillermoz, a micro-mechanical components and tooling company located in St. Claude, France.
With over 20 years of experience, Vuillermoz provides precision components and customized tooling to a variety of market segments including medical, industrial, and research (CNRS and CEA). This includes micro machining and over-molding parts a fraction of millimeter in size with tolerances +/- 1 micron. Vuillermoz manufactures precision parts for medical applications requiring 5 microns of precision over 24 incremental steps. The company is capable of drilling a 3 microns hole into a tenth of a millimeter wire to hold a camera for heart diagnostics.
C&K has one of the industry’s broadest global switch portfolios. With global manufacturing operations in Asia and Europe, C&K offers more than 55,000 standard products and 8.5 million switch combinations to companies that design, manufacture and distribute electronics products. In addition, the company’s unmatched custom design capabilities are recognized globally by engineers who demand reliable switch precision and performance. C&K is owned by an affiliate of Sun European Partners, LLP.
“We are pleased to welcome Vuillermoz into the global C&K family; Vuillermoz is located in the same region as our Dole, France manufacturing operation, making it even easier for us to collaborate on future initiatives,” commented Bruno Prevot, General Manager of C&K’s European operations. “The Jura region bordering Switzerland and Germany has a long history of micro mechanical component production, providing extremely precise components and toolings into medical, industrial, and research facilities. This acquisition will integrate seamlessly into our European manufacturing operations to further reduce our time to market on new products and provide additional capacity to support growth across our global customer base.”
Founded in 1928, C&K is one of the world’s most trusted brands of high-quality electromechanical switches. The company’s unmatched custom design capabilities are recognized globally by design engineers who demand reliable switch performance. C&K offers more than 55,000 standard products and 8.5 million switch combinations to companies that design, manufacture and distribute electronics products. Used in automotive, industrial, IoT, wearables, medical, telecom, consumer products, aerospace, and POS terminals, C&K products include tactile, pushbutton, snap-acting, toggle, rocker, detect, DIP, keyswitch, navigation, rotary, slide, switchlock, thumbwheel, smart card readers, high-rel connectors and custom assemblies. C&K is headquartered in Newton, Mass. with global design centers in Newton Mass., Dole France, and Huizhou China. For more information, please visit www.ckswitches.com or connect with us on LinkedIn and Twitter.
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