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Heilind Electronics Recognized by Hirose Electric USA as North American Distributor of the Year
22nd November, 2009

Hirose Electric USA, one of the ten largest connector manufacturers in the world, has named Heilind Electronics, Inc., the largest interconnect distributor in North America, its 2008 Domestic Distributor of the Year. The annual award recognizes the Hirose distributor that achieved the greatest growth in the preceding fiscal year.

"Thanks to the depth of their experience, professionalism, and expansive coverage of the North American market, Heilind Electronics has helped us to grow and expand the markets we serve," said Tats Arai, President/COO of Hirose Electric USA. "We are grateful to have them as one of our distribution partners and hope that this award serves as a symbol of our appreciation for the services they have provided us and extended to our customers."

"We are pleased to have an innovation and quality leader like Hirose Electric as a partner and gratified by their recognition of the Heilind team," said Bob Clapp, President of Heilind Electronics. "Hirose has long been, and will remain, a key contributor to Heilind's success." Heilind stocks Hirose's full line of interconnect product, which includes I/O, memory card, printed circuit board, and FPC/FFC connectors widely used throughout the automotive, datacom, medical, industrial, computing, mobile communications, and consumer electronics markets.

About Hirose Electric

Hirose Electric Co., Ltd. is a leading global supplier of innovative interconnect solutions, with 2008 sales of US$922 million to customers worldwide. Hirose employs advanced engineering services, superior customer support and worldwide manufacturing capabilities to provide value-based connector solutions for various industries, including telecommunication, consumer electronics, computer and automotive. More information can be found on Hirose Electric at

About Heilind Electronics

Heilind Electronics, Inc. ( is a leading distributor of connectors, relays, switches, thermal management & circuit protection products, terminal blocks, wire & cable, wiring accessories and insulation & identification products. Heilind serves OEMs and contract manufacturers in the medical, industrial controls & equipment, non-automotive transportation, aerospace and telecommunications markets with 25 North American sales offices, two automated distribution centers and a highly versatile value-added center. In addition to the world's largest interconnect inventory, Heilind offers customers a complete portfolio of innovative logistics and supply chain management services including automated inventory management & auto-replenishment systems, on-line materials management tools and a full menu of electronic file sharing options.

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