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Nexans has sold its Berk-Tek division, a leading cable manufacturer...

Nexans has sold its Berk-Tek division, a leading cable manufacturer in the United States (factories in Pennsylvania and North Carolina) to Leviton; one of the best known manufacturers in the lighting and cable sector in the US.

Nexans received USD 202 m (EUR 177 m); last year Berk-Tek had sales of USD 163 m (EUR 143 m).

Both companies have been working closely together since 2013, so this merger is now the logical consequence.

A final OK by the competition watchdog is expected in the 3rd quarter of this year.

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18
Jul

ETIM North America, based in Salt Lake City, is an initiative to standardize the electronic exchange of product data in the electrical industry and related sectors....

ETIM North America, based in Salt Lake City, is an initiative to standardize the electronic exchange of product data in the electrical industry and related sectors.

In mid-July, two well-known electrical manufacturers (Eaton and Rockwell Automation) joined the organization, which already included companies such as ABB, Schneider Electric and Siemens. While these manufacturers may be strong competitors in the market, they can work together at ETIM to accelerate digitalization, which will bring benefits to everyone in the market.

Membership in ETIM NA is open to manufacturers, dealers and anyone else working in the electrical industry.

At the beginning of June, the Electro-Federation Canada (EFC), Canada's national electrical manufacturers' association, joined ETIM in North America, in order to promote the exchange of product information across the entire Canadian supply chain.

As a link between electrical manufacturers (NEMA) and electrical wholesalers (NAED), the IDEA (Industry Data Exchange Association) joined ETIM in early June. IDEA was founded in 1998 by the manufacturers' association and the electrical wholesale organization.

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20
Feb

The Canadian marketing organization Independent Distributors (IDI) merges with the largest American...

The Canadian marketing organization Independent Distributors (IDI) merges with the largest American purchasing and marketing association Affiliated Distributors (AD) to form AD Canada Industrial & Safety on 1. April 2019. IDI President Rob Dewar will also be the president of the new organization.

IDI brings 107 independent Canadian wholesalers with 364 branches as a dowry into the marriage.

For AD from Wayne / PA, this is the fourth merger in Canada.

AD had total revenue of 41.4 bn USD (36.6 bn EUR) in its 12 divisions (including electrical, sanitation, heating, ventilation, tubes, armatures and building materials) in 2018.

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Legrand of North and Central America announced its partnership agreement with Lumileds, whereas.......

Legrand of North and Central America announced its partnership agreement with Lumileds, whereas.......

the healthcare and education market segment with a new easy-to-install system will be targeted.

Lumileds is one of the world's leading manufacturers in the lighting sector and becomes the exclusive supplier to Legrand in the Americas in the LED sector.

In December 2016, Philips, the former parent company, sold 80.1% of its Lumileds light business to the investment company Apollo, following the concerns of CFIUS (Committee on Foreign Investments in the US) and the sale of the LED division to the Chinese consortium Go Scale Capital has been canceled.

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Chris White becomes CEO of Philips Lighting throughout the Americas (North, Central and South America)...........

Chris White becomes CEO of Philips Lighting throughout the Americas (North, Central and South America)...........

and is responsible for all operational and commercial activities of the entire lighting division.

Chris White reports to Eric Rondolat.

White comes from Cisco, where he has worked in various management positions over the last 20 years.
 

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ABB has appointed Doug Schuster as head of Thomas & Betts, the company it acquired in May 2012.

ABB has appointed Doug Schuster as head of Thomas & Betts, the company it acquired in May 2012.

Schuster comes from Eaton, where he has been working in a variety of positions in the last 11 years. He will be based in Memphis /Tennessee at ABB’s headquarters.

Schuster has more than 30 years’ experience in the electrical installations industry and therefore he is expected to advance the T&B branch of the business in the USA and also internationally.

Greg Scheu, the head of ABB in the Americas is confident that Schuster will lead Thomas & Betts to a new level.

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