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C&K Acquires Comax Industrial Co. Ltd

by david.nunes




C&K expands product offering, strengthens Asian


manufacturing footprint with acquisition of Comax


Industrial Co. Ltd




DOLE, France (July 26, 2011) — C&K Components, a leading international supplier of

pushbutton switches, tact switches, toggle and rocker switches, and smart card interconnect

devices, has expanded its switch product offering with the acquisition of Comax Industrial Co.

Ltd. An innovative designer and manufacturer of switch products and assemblies, Comax

Industrial Co. manufactures more than 250 million parts annually for a wide variety of

applications, including digital cameras and other consumer electronics, home appliances and

personal care products, office equipment and automotive controls. The acquisition of Comax

complements and expands C&K’s switch product offering while strengthening its manufacturing

and customer footprint in Asia. Comax also enhances C&K’s manufacturing flexibility due to its

extensive vertical integration in tool making, molding and stamping capabilities.

“C&K has maintained its position as a global leader in interface solutions by investing in the

development of advanced products and technologies that provide customized solutions used to

help people interface with applications in numerous end use markets. With the addition of

Comax, we will be able to offer more product solutions that complement the extensive C&K

offering. Further, the addition of Comax enables C&K to take the next step in its strategic

evolution and on-going commitment to support our valued customers around the world,” said

Gary Mountford, General Manager at C&K Components.


C&K expands product offering, strengthens Asian manufacturing footprint

Headquartered in Hong Kong, Comax’s primary engineering and manufacturing facility is

located in Huizhou, China. With approximately 700 employees, Comax has been operated in

China for 25 years, establishing a solid reputation for R&D, manufacturing and service,

supported by industry and key customer accredited quality standards in both process and

environmental requirements, including ISO 9001 and 14001, automotive TS16949 and Sony

Green Partner certifications.

“Our commitment to both customers and stakeholders is to continuously develop switch

technologies that will meet future industry needs, while providing speed and flexibility in

servicing our customers,” added Paul Jona, CEO at CoActive Technologies, parent company of

C&K Components. “The addition of Comax will deliver significant synergies across the C&K

family of switch products and provide added value for our customers by offering more product

solutions, and greater manufacturing flexibility with their extensive vertical integration and inhouse

assembly automation. We look forward to demonstrating this commitment to our

customers in the coming months.”


About C&K Components

C&K Components is a leader in interface and switch technology, designing and manufacturing

one of the broadest lines of high quality switches including tact, toggle, rocker, pushbutton,

rotary, key, slide, DIP, thumbwheel, and illuminated switch products, as well as smart card and

high-reliability connectors. C&K Components is a division of CoActive Technologies.

For more information about C&K Components, visit our website at www.ck-components.com



Leads Contact:

Allison Turner

C&K Components

2 rue Berthollet

39100 Dole – France

Tel: +33 (03) 84 72 94 49



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