Infinite Electronics, Inc. | January 20, 2023
On January 19, 2023, Infinite Electronics, Inc., the leading global supplier of electronic components, announced the acquisition of Bulgin Ltd, a UK-based developer and manufacturer of connectors and related components for harsh-environment applications. Equistone Partners Europe, a renowned European mid-market private equity firm, was the previous owner of Bulgin.
Bulgin has over a century of expertise designing, developing, and producing IP66, IP67, IP68, and IP69K severe environment connectivity solutions for customers in various industries. Bulgin is focused on bespoke services and custom capabilities, as well as fast prototyping and a Rapid Response Team (RRT) to meet customers' urgent needs. Since Equistone acquired the company in 2019, Bulgin has expanded dramatically, opening a new site in Tunis, Tunisia, as well as new headquarters in Cambridge, UK.
Bulgin has over 600 distributor locations across 60 countries and six continents. It employs 680 people worldwide, including its headquarters in the United Kingdom, businesses in Tunisia and Santa Fe Springs, California, as well as a foothold in the Asia-Pacific region.
This acquisition expands Infinite Electronics' presence in Europe. It follows the company's announcement of entering a definitive agreement to acquire Cable Connectivity Group (CCG) from Torqx Capital Partners and TKH Group NV, a leading producer and distributor of specialty cables and cable connectivity solutions. These acquisitions are prominent milestones in Infinite Electronics' six-year rapid growth. These slew of acquisitions are the latest milestones in Infinite Electronics' aggressive expansion over the last six years.
About Infinite Electronics, Inc.
Based in Irvine, California, Infinite Electronics is a leading global electrical component supplier, meeting engineers' urgent needs through a family of well-known and trusted brands. It offers a diverse range of components, assemblies, and wired/wireless connectivity solutions and serves the aerospace/defense, industrial, government, consumer electronics, instrumentation, medical and telecommunications markets. Infinite's brands include Pasternack, Fairview Microwave, L-com, MilesTek, Aiconics, KP Performance Antennas, PolyPhaser, Transtector, RadioWaves, ShowMe Cables, Integra Optics, INC Installs and NavePoint. By working quickly to supply goods, solutions, and real-time support to its clients, its brands help move the world's innovators forward.
MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGY, DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION
Rootstock Software | January 27, 2023
Rootstock Software has been awarded "Most Promising Salesforce Service Provider" by CIOReview for its manufacturing ERP on the Salesforce Platform. The platform offers precise control over operational areas such as engineering, production, supply chain, and inventory and helps manufacturers adapt to challenges in the post-pandemic era. This award shows that Rootstock Software is serious about giving manufacturers solutions that help them become more flexible and quick.
Rootstock's ERP is native to Salesforce, allowing organizations to benefit from its ability to plug-and-play with other enterprise and point solutions. The platform offers features such as Salesforce Lightning, Einstein AI, and natural language processing and is specifically designed for manufacturers, distributors, and supply chain organizations. Rootstock Software has shown with this award that it is committed to giving manufacturers modern enterprise solutions that are made to fit their needs.
David Stephans, CEO of Rootstock Software, said, “By using Salesforce at the frontend and Rootstock at the backend, manufacturers can truly transform their operations for the post-pandemic era.”
(Source - Businesswire)
Rootstock's team brings decades of manufacturing and ERP experience to help customers succeed. Rootstock Software is a leader in the Gartner 2020 Magic Quadrant for Cloud Core Financial Management Suites for Midsize, Large, and Global Enterprises because of how hard it works.
About Rootstock Software
Rootstock Software is a company that makes and uses cloud enterprise resource planning (ERP) software to help manufacturers and distributors build operations that can grow, offer personalized, 360-degree customer experiences, and provide better service than their competitors. Their cloud ERP solution, Rootstock, is natively built on the Salesforce Platform and offers a suite of modules including order management, manufacturing operations, supply chain management, and financial management. Rootstock is ranked as a leader in the ERP Value Matrix by industry analysts and has vertical expertise in discrete manufacturing, medical devices, and high-tech verticals. The people who work for the company work with customers as trusted advisors to bring about change and transformation. Rootstock continues to grow and expand its offerings.
ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING,3D PRINTING
3DEO Inc. | January 30, 2023
3DEO, the leading design, engineering, and manufacturing organization known as the world's highest-volume metal 3D printing service, recently announced the launch of 316L austenitic stainless steel. The material is now accessible to customers in all industries, particularly medical, industrial, marine, and food processing.
316L (equivalent to UNS S31603) is an entirely austenitic, non-magnetic stainless steel with outstanding ductility and mechanical performance. It maintains excellent performance at both room and moderately elevated temperatures. In addition, this weldable material is highly corrosion-resistant, making it perfect for use in harsh environments.
316L is typically used for impellers and pumps, laboratory equipment, engine parts, jewelry, food processing equipment, kitchen appliances, surgical instruments, marine, chemical, and petrochemical processing, among other uses.
3DEO assists customers with complex metal components at all product life cycle stages, from early conception and prototyping to large-scale manufacturing. Since prototypes are produced on the same machinery and technology as more extensive production runs, customers can smoothly transition from prototype to production with 3DEO without requiring lengthy or costly design revisions or requalifications to launch products.
Along with 17-4PH stainless steel, 316L marks the latest expansion to the company's materials division, with a growing number of new materials being tested and set to release in 2023. One of such metals in development is pure copper, which will be available in Q2.
Founded in 2016, 3DEO is one of the world's highest-volume metal 3D printing companies. It is a differentiated service provider offering its customers trustworthy end-to-end solutions using its proprietary technology. It manufactures 3D-printed precision metal components with Intelligent Layering®, its patented metal 3D printing technique. 3DEO distinguishes itself from other manufacturers with its collaborative partnership approach to early-stage design, proprietary technology, and experience in complicated geometries and design for additive manufacturing (DfAM). In addition, the company developed the Manufacturing Cloud™, an end-to-end manufacturing platform designed to mass-produce its proprietary metal 3D printers using 3D printing, software, robotics, augmented reality, automation, and materials innovation.