Wiring Harness News WHN Sept-Oct 2020 WHN Sep-Oct 2020 - Page 6

6 SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2020 Wiring Harness News INDUSTRIAL INFO-TAINMENT Schleuniger Group Acquires Cirris Systems Continued from page 1_____________ future together: We also see a great fit between our corporate cultures and values, and we look forward to joining the Schleuniger family”, says Craig Taylor, President & CEO of Cirris Systems, who will remain in his current position at the new Cirris Inc. Some specific strategic advantages of the move: • Acquisition secures complementary testing expertise and improved market access for Schleuniger Group in the important North American market for testing and test automation of cables and harnesses • Investment by Schleuniger in key growth segment and in further improved value-chain coverage • Another important step in Schleuniger’s strategy to become a strategic system partner for its global customer base • Enables more rapid expansion of Cirris as part of the global Schleuniger Group About Cirris - Founded with a single testing product in 1984, Cirris has grown to become a leader in the development and production of wire and harness test equipment, including testers, adapters, software, accessories and custom products. Our reach has extended beyond the headquarters in Salt Lake City, Utah, to representatives and distributors in over 20 countries. We have placed testers in the hands of thousands of customers on all seven continents. As an ESOP (Employee Stock Ownership Plan) company, employees at Cirris share responsibilities and benefits, thereby increasing workplace efficiency and satisfaction. Every employee owner at Cirris focuses on promoting quality products and providing a gratifying customer experience. About Schleuniger - Founded in 1975 in Thun, Switzerland, the Schleuniger Group is a globally active technology company and a leading supplier to the wire processing and testing industry. With its wholly owned and independently managed company, DiIT, Schleuniger is also a leading player in digitization and industrial IoT. Most of the Schleuniger Group’s customers are suppliers to the automotive, entertainment and information industries, as well as to the communications sector. Schleuniger’s products are used wherever precise connections and highest productivity are required. The company has development and production locations in Switzerland, Germany and China. With a network of sales and service companies in North America, Europe and Asia and more than 40 distribution partners worldwide, Schleuniger is always close to its customers. The Schleuniger Group represents the wire processing business unit of the publicly listed Metall Zug Group and has over 900 employees including 50 apprentices worldwide. For further information visit www. schleuniger.com.