April 5, 2007 - Modern Distribution Management

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April 5, 2007

Eaton Acquires UK-Based Aphel Technologies

Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation, Cleveland, OH, has acquired UK-based Aphel Technologies Limited, a supplier of high-density, fault-tolerant power distribution solutions for data centers, technical offices, laboratories and retail environments.
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In 2006, Aphel Technologies had sales of $12.3 million.
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The acquisition of Aphel Technologies expands our power quality and distribution offerings to customers in key European markets," said Randy Carson, Eaton senior vice president and president - Electrical Group.
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Eaton Corporation is a diversified industrial manufacturer with 2006 sales of $12.4 ...

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Premier Farnell Moves Into China

UK-based Premier Farnell plc, a global distributor of electronic components and industrial products, has launched its business in China as Premier Electronics. It is focused on the local needs of China's electronic design engineering community.
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The launch of Premier Electronics, which included the opening of a new warehouse and distribution centre in WaiGaoQia, is set to play a key role in Premier Farnell's strategy to increase its focus on the global electronic design engineering segment.
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In a release, Premier said it would focus on tailoring its business to the local culture, and not assume a cookie cutter approach to internationalizing the business."
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In China, Premier will offer a fully transactional Web site and catalogue in the ...

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