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C&K Expands Product Offering

DOLE, France — 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.

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 in-house assembly automation. We look forward to demonstrating this commitment to our customers in the coming months.”

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