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Boston, MA – April 26th, 2024 – Trexon, a portfolio company of Audax Private Equity and a leading provider of specialty connectivity solutions for mission-critical applications, announced today that it successfully completed the acquisition of CR Encapsulation Ltd. (“CRE”). Headquartered in Aberdeen Scotland, CRE specializes in the design, engineering, and manufacturing of subsea connectivity solutions in the marine, manned and unmanned underwater vehicle, renewables, and oil and gas markets. This acquisition underscores Trexon’s persistent dedication to broadening its footprint in the subsea domains.

Through the deal, Trexon is broadening its range of subsea connector, wire and cable solutions, as well as hull penetrators, junction boxes, and subsea termination solutions.

Regarding the addition of CRE, Mark Twaalfhoven, President, and CEO of Trexon stated:

“CRE enhances Trexon’s offerings in the subsea markets, expanding our portfolio and customer base. This partnership promises mutual benefits, enabling CRE to advance its capabilities and global presence through Trexon’s investment, technical proficiency, and worldwide reach. We want to welcome the CRE team to the Trexon Family.”

From CRE’s perspective, the combination will enable access to new markets, accelerate the delivery of new technology and increase CRE’s manufacturing capacity and knowhow.

Speaking on the transaction, Craig Simpson, Director of CRE, stated:

“CRE has developed over the years from a modest operation supporting local customers to a significant manufacturer that now designs, builds and ships to customers all over the world. Our products are used in a wide range of applications from the splash zone to the bottom of the Mariana Trench, where our designs were used on a manned vehicle that set a new depth record. I look forward to supporting Trexon as they leverage the capabilities of CRE with the other portfolio of ten companies and to rapidly accelerate the future development of CRE as we move to the next level. It is now the right time to become part of a larger organization that will enable access to new markets, accelerate the delivery of new technology and increase our manufacturing capacity and knowhow.”

 

About CRE:

CRE designs and manufactures a range of all-metal shell connectors, fiber optic products, strain terminations, penetrators and junction boxes for extremely heavy duty use and are trusted in the most rigorous underwater applications on the planet from splash zone to full ocean depth. For more information on CRE, please visit www.cre-marine.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 on Trexon, please visit www.trexon.com.

 

Marketing Contact:

Ross Martinez     

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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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Ross Martinez, Global Marketing Manager
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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.

 

Marketing Contact:

Ross Martinez

[email protected]

 

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.

 

 

Marketing Contact:

Ross Martinez     

[email protected]