Bourns to acquire Komatsulite Mfg. Co.
Komatsulite, headquartered in Osaka, Japan, is a leader in the field of safety devices for rechargeable lithium-ion batteries. Gordon Bourns, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Bourns sees the acquisition as a significant milestone in the company’s long term growth.
Komatsulite’s mini-breaker devices enable long battery life, high current draw and fast recharge, while providing an effective mechanism to protect against over-temperature conditions. Komatsulite also manufactures specialty connectors and a range of precision-molded components for electronics equipment. With four manufacturing facilities in Japan and one in China, Komatsulite generates in excess of $100 million in annual revenues.
According to Dr. Erik Meijer, President of Bourns Electronics, this acquisition provides Bourns with an attractive offering of protectors combining bi-metal switches and thermistors. “New component technology introductions in the safety device arena are rare and we are very excited about adding Komatsulite’s mini-breaker products to our broad range of protection technologies,” said Dr. Meijer.
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