Our promise to protect and enhance our customers' brands has been unwavering for 90 years. To deliver on this promise we're committed to providing our customers with innovative products that continue to raise-the-bar for quality, performance and reliability.
We do more than just make the world’s best switches. We are trusted advisors, helping global brands and innovators improve customer satisfaction by building better products. C&K offers more than 55,000 standard products, 8.5 million switch combinations, as well as custom-designed solutions, to help solve the hardest engineering challenges faced in the automotive, industrial, IoT, wearables, medical, telecom, consumer products, aerospace and POS terminal industries.
For over 90 years, leading designers, manufacturers and distributors of electronics have turned to C&K when they require mission-critical reliability in an electromechanical switch, high-rel connector or custom assembly. The reason they keep coming back is because C&K’s innovative design, cutting-edge production process, and strict quality assurance standards produce the world’s best switches and components.
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The Broadest & Deepest Product Portfolio
From highly engineered standard products to semi-custom and full custom switches and assemblies, C&K has a solution to your hardest engineering challenges.
The Lowest Manufacturing Defect Rates
Our cutting-edge production process and strict quality assurance standards produce the world’s highest quality switches with the lowest defect rates.
The Leader in Micro-Miniature Tactile Switches
We design and manufacture the world’s best micro-miniature tactile switches. Products that deliver the ultimate haptic and sound experience with the smallest footprint.
State of the Art Design Services
Our design centers in Europe, North America and Asia help customers create solutions to meet their most demanding requirements. In-house testing facilities ensure 100% customer satisfaction.
Specialty High-Reliability Connectors
Our high-reliability space connectors provide mission-critical reliability when products are traveling to the final frontier.
Extensive Manufacturing Capabilities
Our ability to scale production from prototype through high-volume production provides customers with support throughout the manufacturing process. Our world-class machining, precision high-speed stamping, plastic and rubber molding, surface plating and overmolding skills provides flexibility to meet any customer need.
We are more than just manufacturers, we are trusted advisors. Let us help you solve your hardest design, engineering and business challenges.
Our superior design and production capabilites create the highest-quality products ensuring customer satisfaction and brand loyalty.
We work with the most trusted brands to meet their most demanding design requirements and help them build competitive advantages into their cutting-edge products.
Driven to provide our customers and partners with best-in-class products, service and support
As Chief Executive Officer, Lars brings over 30 years experience in the electronics and electronic component industry to C&K. Prior to joining the company, he was Senior Vice President and General Manager of TE's Industrial Business Unit. Before TE, he was Executive Board Member Business Development for ISRA Vision AG, a world leader in surface inspection of web materials and one of the globally leading providers of machine vision programs. Previously, Brickenkamp held senior positions at Phoenix Contact, IEE, Repro Elektronik, Molex and Fujitsu. He holds a Dipl. Ing. degree in electro technologies from the Fachhochschule Bielefeld in Germany.
Tom Schultz serves as the Chief Financial Officer of C&K. In this role, he leads C&K’s financial team handling the company’s audit, tax and treasury functions. Schultz has over 25 years of experience in senior finance positions at international companies. Before joining the company, he served as the Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer for CoActive Technologies. Schultz was also the CFO at tedrive Holding BV, a private equity owned subsidiary of Visteon’s Global Chassis and Powertrain Business Unit with revenues more than $700m. He graduated in Computer Sciences and Business Administration from the University of Bonn, Germany.
As Senior Vice President of Strategy and Corporate Development, Ted is responsible for setting the strategic roadmap for C&K and overseeing all inorganic growth initiatives. Prior to joining C&K, Ted held similar positions with Cimpress (NASDAQ: CMPR), the parent company of Vistaprint and other leading online mass-customization brands, Sensata Technologies (NYSE: ST), one of the largest providers of mission-critical sensor solutions to the global transportation, industrial and aerospace markets, and NXP Semiconductors (NASDAQ: NXPI), a global high-performance mixed-signal semiconductor company. Ted also spent several years as an investment banker with Goldman Sachs and Deutsche Bank. Ted holds a BA from the University of Michigan, an MA from The Johns Hopkins University/SAIS and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.
Alan Cormier has served as General Counsel of C&K for the past three years. In this role, Alan is a member of the Executive Leadership team and is responsible for the company’s legal matters including providing legal advice counsel and support on commercial transactions, contracts, intellectual property, antitrust matters, governance and compliance matters, as well as working with and advising HR, finance, marketing and executive and senior management globally. Prior to joining C&K, Alan served as Senior Vice President and General Counsel and Secretary at ModusLink Global Solutions. Earlier, he served for nine years as General Counsel and Secretary of Sycamore Networks, Inc., an intelligent optical networking company. Previously, he was Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary at Manufacturers’ Services Limited, a contract manufacturing company, and also worked for two decades in senior legal positions at Wang Global Corporation. Alan earned a Bachelor’s degree from Brandeis University, earned a J.D. degree from Suffolk University Law School and is a member of the State Bar of Massachusetts.
Jeremy Hebras is C&K’s Worldwide R&D Director and Product Management Leader. He is responsible for the development of the company’s product portfolio, both from an organic growth and new development standpoint. It includes product management and roadmpaps, project management, CAD and numeric simulation, related industrial processes development, tech documentation administration and coordinating the efforts of all of C&K’s R&D centers. Jeremy previously successfully developed new programs with new international car makers at VALEO, an automotive technology firm. He has a Mechanical engineering degree from the UTBM University of Technology, located in France, and specializes in concept creation processes.
Bruno Prevot is the VP of Global Operations. With more than 25 years of industry experience, Prevot leads the strategic direction and performance of C&K’s global operations and associated products as well as business development. Bruno most recently held sales leadership, product management, business development, strategic marketing – including M&A – positions at General Electric. Prevot holds an MBA from Lyon Business School in partnership with Carnegie Mellon University US Pennsylvania.
Where innovative, hard working, passionate people come together to build the world's best switches.
C&K's brand new 15,600 square-foot global headquarters, located 12 miles from Boston.Reservoir Place
C&K’s 183,000-square-foot vertically Integrated, highly automated manufacturing facility.2 Rue Claude Berthollet
C&K's 463,000 square foot, vertically-integrated and semi-automated manufacturing facility offering broad product mix expertise.7 Huifeng East 2nd Road
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