Cole Hersee acquired by Littlefuse

January 03, 2011
Written by Cole Hersee
Jan. 3, 2011, Boston, Ma. – Cole Hersee Company has been acquired by Littelfuse, Inc. of Chicago. The combined company says it will be well positioned to better serve OEMs and aftermarket customers in the heavy vehicle sector.

“This is a great fit,” said Donald Mayer, vice-president of Cole Hersee. “We think the combination with Littelfuse will enable us to bring new products and capabilities to our customers, and provide new opportunities to serve them.”

Cole Hersee offers a range of reliable electromechanical switches and electronic switching modules. It specializes in the heavy vehicle industry, fulfilling diversified applications for trucks, including fire apparatuses.

"The acquisition of Cole Hersee is a significant step in our strategy to expand our OTB (off-road, truck and bus) business,” said Dieter Röder, vice president and general manager of Littelfuse Automotive Business Unit.

“We expect the Cole Hersee acquisition to strengthen key customer relationships, expand our distribution network in North America and extend our product offering to adjacent markets and technologies. Their focus on power management products and heavy duty electromechanical and solid-state switches for DC electrical systems expands our offering to this diverse OTB customer base.”

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