TTI, Inc. adds ALPs TACT Switches and industrial components to Europe-wide franchise portfolio

From L-R: Nobuto Okawa, director general manager, global sales & marketing; Oliver Hohmann, director, product marketing, sensors, E/Mech and power, TTI Europe; Tetsuhiro Saeki, deputy general manager, global sales & marketing; Ros Kruger, director, supplier marketing, sensors, E/Mech and power, TTI Europe; Dario Bricchi, manager sales & marketing, Europe; Kyunam Kim, sales admin & marketing planning

TTI, Inc., a world leading specialist distributor of electronic components, has signed a pan-European franchise agreement with Alps Electric, a leading global manufacturer of high-quality electronic components for mobile devices, home electronics, vehicles and industrial equipment.

Alps developed the first TACT Switches and are leaders in this field with a range of TACT Switch varieties that offer a specific ‘feel’ for different applications, as well as reliable contacts with a three dimple dome design to give better dust resistance. In particular, SKTA series devices have been developed to address industry trends for low profile, compact switches with IP67 ratings.

Alps also offers a range of sensors – magnetic, humidity, pressure and position – encoders, spring contacts and thermal printers.

Ros Kruger, director, supplier marketing Europe – Emech, Sensors and Power, commented: “Alps is a huge name in tactile switches and we are sure our customers in the industrial, medical, automotive and home electronics sectors will enjoy using these leading technology products in their latest programs.”

Added Dario Bricchi, Alps sales & marketing manager, Europe: “We see a very strong synergy between our two companies. TTI adds world-class customer support, logistics and stocking programs to Alps technically excellent, high quality product range. We know that our European customers will benefit from this new partnership.”

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