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BOSTON, MA, U.S.A. – February 8th, 2024 – Trexon, a leading provider of specialized interconnectivity solutions, announced the sale of its Industrial Products Group (IPG) to Amphenol Corporation. The divestiture encompasses the brand portfolios of TPC Wire & Cable, Pittsburgh Wire and Cable, and MilRail.

The sale of the industrial products division was completed late last year. The remaining business operations, comprising Trexon’s Engineered Products Group (EPG), will now operate solely as Trexon.

“We wish our former colleagues at IPG well and expect that the Industrial Products Group will continue its journey of profitable growth as part of the Amphenol family,” noted Mark Twaalfhoven, President and CEO of Trexon.

Leveraging collective market expertise in Aerospace/Defense, Medical, Quantum Computing/AI, Semiconductor and Space markets, Trexon is a market leader designer and manufacturer of specialty connectivity products that enhance performance and maximize uptime for customers. Within the Trexon portfolio of specialty connectivity brands are:  Cicoil, EZ Form Cable, The First Electronics Corporation (FEC), Hydro Group, Integrated Cable Systems (ICS), Intelliconnect, and Power Connector. More recently, Trexon acquired 603 Manufacturing, C.E. Precision Assemblies, and Qualastat Electronics, and will continue to invest in organic and inorganic growth.

“I’m very excited to welcome TPC Wire & Cable [FKA: Trexon’s Industrial Products Group or IPG] to the Amphenol family. TPC’s unique capabilities extend Amphenol’s harsh environment interconnect capabilities by adding highly engineered raw cable and value-add cable assemblies for the high technology and harsh environment industrial markets. Collectively, Amphenol and TPC provide a broader solution offering to our customers in these markets. We’re especially excited that the entire executive team of TPC will remain with the company and will continue to deliver tremendous value to their customers under the TPC brand, while also extending their reach through this new relationship with Amphenol,” said Luc Walter, President of Amphenol’s Harsh Environment Solutions Division.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

About Trexon

Trexon, a portfolio company of Audax Private Equity, is built through the transformative combination of some of the most innovative specialty connectivity companies in the world. Trexon provides unique connectivity solutions that withstand the toughest environments and most exacting applications. Headquartered in Boston, MA U.S.A., Trexon has more than 800 connectivity experts serving the daily needs of customers globally. For additional information, please visit www.trexon.com.

About Amphenol

Amphenol is one of the world’s largest designers, manufacturers, and marketers of electrical, electronic and fiber optic connectors and interconnect systems, antennas, sensors and sensor-based products and coaxial and high-speed specialty cable. Amphenol designs, manufactures, and assembles its products at facilities in approximately 40 countries around the world and sells its products through its own global sales force, independent representatives and a global network of electronics distributors. For more information, visit https://www.amphenol.com.

 

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Boston, MA – December 14th, 2023 – Trexon, a portfolio company of Audax Private Equity and a leading provider of specialty connectivity solutions for mission-critical applications, announced today that it has completed the acquisition of Qualastat Electronics, Inc.  Qualastat is an AS9100 certified value-added manufacturer of cable assemblies, fiber optic assemblies, RF/semi-rigid assemblies, flex circuit assemblies as well as box and cabinet builds. With a total of 12 acquisitions since 2018, Trexon continues to demonstrate a steadfast commitment to expanding its presence in the aerospace and defense markets. 

Regarding the addition of Qualastat to the Trexon team, Mark Twaalfhoven, President and CEO of Trexon stated:

“The addition of Qualastat brings to Trexon a proven assembly and harness solutions provider that is aligned with our vision and strategy.  We look forward to working with Qualastat and utilize the Trexon resources to further facilitate their growth.  We anticipate a fruitful and successful relationship and extend a warm welcome to Qualastat as part of the Trexon family.”

Speaking on the transaction, Vernon Judy, Jr., former owner of Qualastat, stated:

We are extremely excited for a promising future with Trexon. The expertise and experience leveraged through their consolidation of quality-minded, customer-focused brands within the interconnect space will permit Qualastat to better support its customers, employees, and suppliers. With this partnership, we are proud to be counted amongst brands that have been recognized in our industry for many years: companies with exceptional reputations.” 

About Qualastat Electronics, Inc.:

Qualastat has built a reputation of producing and delivering high quality interconnect solutions for harsh environments like aerospace, defense, space, and energy markets. Qualastat’s products are manufactured to the highest quality levels to support customer’s critical applications. With a strong mix of product lines and great customer support, Qualastat is a trusted name within the industry. For more information, please visit qualastat.com.

About Trexon:

Trexon is a leading designer and provider of high-performance wire, cable, connectors, assemblies, and accessories used in harsh, high-cost-of-failure environments. Trexon’s products are specially constructed for a wide range of design challenges across high-reliability applications in diversified industrial end markets, defense, aerospace, cryogenic, space, medical, and other industries. For more information, please visit trexon.com.

 

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Macedonia, Ohio – October 2, 2023 – Trexon, a portfolio company of Audax Private Equity and a leading provider of specialty connectivity solutions for mission-critical applications, announced today that it has completed the acquisition of C.E. Precision Assemblies, Inc. (“CEPA”). CEPA is an industry-recognized value-added manufacturer of RF/microwave build-to-print flexible and semi-rigid cable assemblies, as well as molded, and braided wire harnesses. This acquisition represents Trexon’s ongoing commitment to expanding its presence in the military and aerospace markets. 

Regarding the addition of CEPA to the Trexon team, Mark Twaalfhoven, President and CEO of Trexon stated:

“The addition of C.E. Precision brings a wealth of experience and expertise in cable assembly and wire harness solutions that support our strategic vision of delivering high quality, mission-critical assemblies.  We look forward to a prosperous relationship and welcome CEPA to the Trexon family.”

Speaking on the transaction, Paul Ross, former owner of CEPA, stated:

“With our primary aerospace and defense customers in mind, we chose to partner with Trexon to support our ongoing growth efforts. We are excited to be part of a bigger entity with similar values and philosophy and to be able to take advantage of the extensive knowledge within the other Trexon businesses.  We look forward to what the future holds with CEPA and Trexon together.” 

About C.E. Precision Assemblies, Inc.:

Founded in 1986, CEPA has built a reputation of producing and delivering high quality interconnect solutions for Military and Aerospace applications. From build-to-print flexible and semi-rigid RF/Microwave cable assemblies to simple, complex, molded, and braided wire harnesses, CEPA’s products are used in a wide variety of applications. For more information, please visit https://cepainc.com.

About Trexon:

Founded in 1979, Trexon (formerly TPC Wire & Cable Company) is a leading designer and provider of high-performance wire, cable, connectors, assemblies, and accessories used in harsh, high-cost-of-failure environments. Trexon’s products are specially constructed for a wide range of design challenges across high-reliability applications in diversified industrial end markets, defense, aerospace, cryogenic, space, medical, and other industries. For more information, please visit trexon.com.

 

 

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Macedonia, Ohio – July 25, 2023 – Trexon, a portfolio company of Audax Private Equity, a leading provider of connectivity solutions for mission-critical applications, announced today that it has completed the acquisition of 603 Manufacturing, a value-added manufacturer of high-performance wire and cable assemblies, RF/microwave coaxial cable assemblies.

Trexon CEO and President, Mark Twaalfhoven stated:

“The acquisition of 603 Manufacturing brings a customer focused organization with a level of expertise and experience aligned with our vision. 603’s products enable crucial technologies driving key megatrends, particularly in commercial space, focusing on avionics for rocket engines, and cutting-edge harnesses for satellites. We aim to benefit from their expertise fostering the growth of our shared business.”

Regarding the acquisition, Trexon Engineered Products Group Vice President, Aaron Gough stated:

” We look forward to leveraging 603’s expertise in RF, ruggedized technologies, and specifically, space applications to further expand our customer base and enable us to broaden our reach into these markets. We welcome Robert “Chip” Chipman to the Trexon EP family and look forward to working closely with him and his team, to foster a collaborative environment to fuel our mutual growth.”

On the transaction, Phil Lausier, Founder of 603 Manufacturing stated:

“The decision to unite forces with Trexon was driven by their unwavering commitment to the security and wellbeing of our valued employees, which has been the cornerstone of 603’s success.  The Trexon acquisition empowers us to harness the necessary horsepower for exponential business growth and increased market share, mutually benefiting both organizations. I am proud of our legacy and believe that Trexon will bring unparalleled solutions to the market and making a positive impact on the lives we touch. “

And, further speaking of the transaction, Robert Chipman, former owner and new General Manager of 603 Manufacturing added:  

“We sought a partner who shared our core values and believe to have found a perfect match with Trexon. This collaboration will bring a positive impact to our valued customers and dedicated employees. With the support of Trexon, we are now able to venture into previously untapped markets, unlocking new opportunities for 603 Manufacturing and look forward to embracing the challenges together.”

 

About 603 Manufacturing:

Founded in 1998, 603 Manufacturing originated as RF Logic, through a strategic partnership, eventually evolved into the current business 603 Manufacturing.  603 is a manufacturer of high-performance cable assemblies, and electro-mechanical assemblies.  Its products including box builds are designed for applications in the aerospace, defense electronics, wireless infrastructure, and telecommunications, medical, industrial and test and measurement marketplaces. Its reputation is built on excellent customer service delivering reliable, high-performance, cost-effective interconnect solutions to the most challenging complex cable, harness, and microwave cable configuration problems. For more information, please visit 603mfg.com.

 

About Trexon:

Founded in 1979, Trexon (formerly TPC Wire & Cable Company) is a leading designer and provider of high-performance wire, cable, connectors, assemblies, and accessories used in harsh, high cost-of-failure environments. Trexon’s products are specially constructed for a wide range of design challenges across high-reliability applications in diversified industrial end markets, defense, aerospace, cryogenic, space, medical, and other industries. For more information, please visit trexon.com.

 

 

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MACEDONIA, Ohio, USA, and Chelmsford UK – September 23, 2022 – Trexon, a portfolio company of Audax Private Equity, announced today that it has completed the acquisition of Intelliconnect, a supplier of RF connectors, adapters, and cable assemblies.

Founded in 2003 and based in Chelmsford, UK., Intelliconnect has grown rapidly since its inception, becoming a market leader in design-led RF (radio frequency) components.  

Regarding the addition of Intelliconnect to the Trexon team, Mark Twaalfhoven, President, and Chief Executive Officer of Trexon stated,

“The addition of Intelliconnect brings a customer-centric organization with a level of expertise and experience that aligns with the Trexon strategic vision of delivering application specific solutions.  Their innovation enables the development of critical technologies that support key megatrend drivers such as AI and the application for quantum computing. We look forward to a long and prosperous relationship with Intelliconnect.”

Of the transaction, Dr. Nildeep Patel, President of Trexon Engineered Products Division stated,

Adding Intelliconnect to the Engineered Products portfolio builds on our current expertise in RF products designed for highly engineered systems for a range of applications. Their unique capability of combining high precision RF products performing at cryogenic temperatures adds yet another dimension to our already proven RF technology range.”

Speaking on the transaction, Intelliconnect’s founder, Roy Phillips said:

After nearly 20 years of success and growth, we recognised that to reach the next level of excellence, Intelliconnect needed to be part of a bigger, financially strong group which has the same aspirations, goals, and vision that we do. We are confident that Trexon is the perfect partner. Their strong track record in acquiring good businesses and making them better whilst investing and supporting their existing teams is one of the key reasons that we chose them as our acquirer.”

And, speaking of the transaction, Gareth Phillips, Intelliconnect’s Managing Director, added:

Trexon is highly aligned with Intelliconnect’s philosophy and desire to grow our world class RF and Cryogenic product offering. We have worked hard to build a solid platform of best-in-class services and products and we are thrilled to be partnering with the wider Trexon family to take us to the next level and beyond. I am very much looking forward to working with Trexon to maximize our potential and that of our fantastic employees.”

About Trexon:

Founded in 1979, Trexon (formerly TPC Wire & Cable Company) is a leading designer and provider of high-performance wire, cable, connectors, assemblies, and accessories used in harsh, high cost-of-failure environments. Trexon’s products are designed to exceed customer performance specifications and withstand abuse from impact, abrasion, flexing, chemicals, extreme temperatures, miniaturization, and other demanding design requirements. Trexon’s products are specially constructed for a wide range of design challenges across high-reliability applications in diversified industrial end markets, defense, aerospace, medical and other industries. For more information, visit trexonglobal.com.

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Macedonia, Ohio – Trexon, a portfolio company of Audax Private Equity, announced the appointment of Mark Twaalfhoven to the position of President and CEO, effective June 13, 2022. 

Don Bramley, Managing Director at Audax, commented, “We are thrilled to gain a high caliber executive with a strong track record and more than 25 years’ experience in the electronic components, cable assembly and connector industry.  His focus on profitable growth and accelerating strategic execution will help Trexon continue its aggressive growth path.”

Mark Twaalfhoven has an extensive technology and operations background, and was most recently the CEO of Pulse Electronics, where he led significant enhancement and expansion of the company.  Prior to that, he served as CEO of Teleplan International, currently known as Reconext, a company servicing electronic devices.  He also led the development of Amphenol in Asia as well as the computer and communication devices markets.  Twaalfhoven holds a master’s degree in Industrial Engineering from Stanford University, a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Purdue University and completed the Harvard Business School Advanced Management Program.

“The global interconnect and cable solutions markets continue to grow and Trexon is well positioned to lead with its strong portfolio of cable, cable assembly and connector solutions.  I look forward to making a major impact to drive growth and profitability while delivering significant value to our customers”, said Mark Twaalfhoven.

Concurrently, Jeff Crane, the company’s President and CEO since 2016 has transitioned into the role of director on the company’s board. 

Jeff Crane, commenting on the transition, stated, “This announcement represents the culmination of an orderly and thoughtful succession plan between myself and our board.  We are delighted to welcome Mark to the Trexon team and are confident that his years of experience in connectivity and electronics will benefit the company as it accelerates its growth in the coming years.  I look forward to supporting him in my new role as a member of the board.”

Mr. Bramley continued, “On behalf of everyone at Audax Private Equity, we want to thank Jeff for all that he has done for Trexon over the course of the last six years and we look forward to his continued support as he transitions to the board of directors.”

About TREXON:Founded in 1979, Trexon is a leading designer and provider of high-performance wire, cable, connectors, assemblies, and accessories used in harsh, high cost-of-failure environments. Trexon’s products are designed to exceed customer performance specifications and withstand.

Macedonia, Ohio – Jan. 4, 2022 – Trexon, a portfolio company of Audax Private Equity, announced today that it has completed the acquisition of Power Connector Inc. (“PCI”), a leading supplier of Tactical Communications interconnect for military applications.  Founded in 1987 and based in Suffolk County, NY, PCI is a Defense Logistics Agency QPL manufacturer of MIL-DTL-55181 and MIL-DTL-55116 connectors.  Designed into hand-held and mounted radio systems, PCI’s power connectors, audio connectors and other interconnect components complement Trexon’s existing specialty connectivity offerings for mission critical applications.  PCI’s commitment to excellence and innovation is demonstrated by its high performance equipment, stringent quality standards, and skillful, dedicated employees.

Regarding the addition of PCI to the Trexon team, Jeff Crane, President and Chief Executive Officer of Trexon stated,

“With this acquisition, Trexon continues to build a market leader of specialty connectivity solutions for mission-critical applications.  We look forward to working with the strong team that Andy Linder has built as we look to maximize the growth potential of PCI.”

Of the transaction, Dr. Nildeep Patel, President of Trexon Engineered Products Division stated,

The addition of PCI adds yet another component to the value-add cable, connectivity / interconnect solutions that are currently offered by Trexon within the Aerospace and Defense markets, while expanding our product portfolio into specialty power and audio connectors. We believe this will be a symbiotic relationship, allowing PCI to benefit from our broad technical expertise, international salesforce, and global footprint.”  

Speaking on the transaction, Todd West, PCI General Manager, said:

“We believe the new coupling of Trexon’s Engineered Products Group with PCI’s advancement into lighter weight, small form factor connectors paves the way for a quicker time to market in support of the dynamic needs of the defense communication industry.”

And, speaking of the transaction, PCI’s founder, Andrew Linder, added:

“PCI was founded upon the basic principle of responding to the needs of customers in a timely and competitive fashion while never compromising the integrity of the products we manufacture. We believe Trexon’s partnership with PCI will enhance Trexon’s solutions offerings to the high reliability end-markets it serves, such as the Aerospace & Defense, semiconductor, subsea, renewables, and medical devices industries, among others. The transaction will expand Trexon’s portfolio of specialized tactical communications connectors and value-added services such as cable assemblies, box builds, and electro-mechanical hardware for high-reliability, mission critical applications. We are most excited about the future.”  

About Trexon:

Founded in 1979, Trexon (formerly TPC Wire & Cable Company) is a leading designer and provider of high-performance wire, cable, connectors, assemblies, and accessories used in harsh, high cost-of-failure environments. Trexon’s products are designed to exceed customer performance specifications and withstand abuse from impact, abrasion, flexing, chemicals, extreme temperatures, miniaturization, and other demanding design requirements. Trexon’s products are specially constructed for a wide range of design challenges across high-reliability applications in diversified industrial end markets, defense, aerospace, medical and other industries. For more information, visit trexonglobal.com.

MACEDONIA, Ohio, U.S.A. – Oct. 6, 2021 – TPC Wire & Cable (TPC) today announces the formation of the Trexon brand, which encompasses the brand portfolio of TPC, Pittsburgh Wire and Cable, MilRail, EZ Form Cable, CiCoil, Hydro Group, Integrated Cable Systems (ICS) and The First Electronics Corporation (FEC). The company is headquartered in Macedonia, Ohio.

Trexon is a leading provider of unique connectivity solutions built to withstand the toughest environments and the most exacting applications. The new brand is comprised of some of the most innovative specialty connectivity companies in the world.

There are two divisions within Trexon: Industrial Products and Engineered Products. Industrial Products is comprised of TPC, MilRail, and Pittsburgh Wire and Cable, and its products are manufactured to provide top performance in the most demanding environments. Engineered Products is comprised of CiCoil, EZ Form Cable, Hydro Group, ICS and FEC, and its products are designed into exacting and mission-critical applications.

The existing TPC leadership will take the helm at Trexon, with Jeff Crane as President and CEO, Todd Spaulding managing the Industrial Products business, and Nildeep Patel leading the Engineered Products business.

“The collective strength of Trexon’s brands puts us in a unique position to provide the best possible high-performance wire and cable solutions to our customers,” said Jeff Crane, President and CEO, Trexon. “We care deeply about pioneering new solutions and collaborating with our customers to solve the world’s most challenging connectivity problems.”

Trexon promises to always design for durability and engineer for excellence, leveraging collective market expertise, collaboration, and a flexible service model that allows them to design connectivity solutions that increase performance and maximize uptime for customers. Each of Trexon’s leading specialty connectivity companies will play an important role in this mission.

“All of the companies under the Trexon umbrella bring with them their own brand identity and strong heritage,” added Jeff Crane. “We will protect and build upon these legacies even as we establish this new Trexon brand to convey a collective global message about the unique connectivity solutions that we provide.”

About Trexon

Trexon is built through the transformative combination of some of the most innovative specialty connectivity companies in the world. They provide unique connectivity solutions that withstand the toughest environments and most exacting applications. Headquartered in Macedonia, Ohio, U.S.A., Trexon has more than 700 connectivity experts serving the daily needs of customers across the United States, Canada, Central and South America, Europe, and East Asia. For additional information, please visit www.trexonglobal.com. Trexon is a portfolio company of Audax Group, a private equity group based in Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A.

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