C&K Enters into Agreement to Acquire E.I.S. to Create C&K Aerospace Division
C&K has entered into an agreement to acquire E.I.S. Electronics, industry specialists in the design and manufacture of Electrical Wiring Interconnection Systems (EWIS) for avionics, defense and aerospace applications to create a new division called C&K Aerospace.
Combining E.I.S Electronics EWIS capabilities with C&K’s avionics switch and ESCC, NASA and MIL certified space connector business, C&K Aerospace will deliver the highest quality in Aerospace technology. Lars Brickenkamp, CEO of C&K, stated, “The launch of C&K Aerospace signals another step toward C&K’s strategy of becoming a leading provider of systems solutions for our valued customers.” The new division will be headquartered in Dole, France, with operations in Europe and Asia.
The transaction is expected to close in the third quarter following regulatory approvals.
Connectors For Aerospace & Defense Applications
Aerospace systems must operate in extremely hostile electrical and mechanical environments. Satellites, launchers and other space applications are subjected to stress from factors such as high levels of vibration, extremes of temperature, off-gassing and ingress of dust and, consequently, reliability and quality are critical factors for designers when choosing components.
Stringent standards have been set by the relevant aerospace bodies such as ESA, NASA and DLA, and manufacturers of high-quality aerospace components such as C&K must continuously demonstrate compliance with these standards.
With over 90 years of experience, C&K has a deep understanding of the aerospace market. Our manufacturing processes have been adapted to the demands of the sector, with our production facilities in Newton and Dole certified to AS9100.
Our extensive portfolio of high-quality, high-performance and reliable aviation-specific switches and space-specific connectors are specifically made to withstand the harsh aerospace environment. The products are ESA/ESCC and MIL qualified and available for a range of applications, including satellites/launchers, PCB connectors, cabling, computer space systems, antenna connexions, harnesses, and many more.
C&K’s AS9100 certification enables us to receive orders directly from all over the globe. Product designers can either choose to take advantage of C&K’s available portfolio of highly reliable connectors or benefit from our unmatched custom design capabilities, coordinated and optimized by our integrated engineering, laboratory and manufacturing teams. Alternatively, customers can work alongside a preferred distribution partner to complete their aerospace designs.
Certifications for the space industry:
C&K offers a complete line of space connectors including d-sub, micro d, MTB1, and space splice.
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