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April 2, 2013

ERNI Group Merges with Abotron

ERNI Group announced that it will merge with Abotron, an excellent contract manufacturing service provider with expertise in cable harnesses, plastic injection molding and electronic product assembly.

Abotron was founded in 1985 by Beat von Arx, with running operations at two locations – Haegendorf Switzerland and Lamphun Thailand. It manufactures high quality and complex cable trees and wire harness for sophisticated applications, as well as elaborate molded parts and overmolded components with around 110 employees.

ERNI Group was founded in 1947 by Rudolf Ernst Erni. It is a leading global connector manufacturer, especially in the field of high-quality connections in almost every industry. ERNI Group is also a cable assembly service provider, with manufacturing facilities in Switzerland, Germany, China and USA.

Abotron is the perfect complement for ERNI. Abotron offers similar services as ERNI Cable Systems in Mels Switzerland. There will be a close collaboration between Abotron Switzerland and ERNI Cable Systems, and together they will jointly explore and serve the European market. Utilization of the synergies between connectors and cable assemblies could be achieved as well. “ERNI’s acquisition of Abotron allows ERNI to utilize the benefits of the manufacturing location in Thailand”, said Walter Regli, President and CEO of ERNI Group.

The Abotron merge extends ERNI’s network of manufacturing facilities for cable assemblies. ERNI could now offer cable assembly services from 5 locations across the world – Mels and Haegendorf Switzerland, Adelberg Germany, Richmond USA, Beijing China and Lamphun Thailand.

For more information on Abotron, kindly visit

ERNI Asia Holding Pte Ltd

23A Serangoon North Avenue 5


554369 Singapore


ERNI Electronics GmbH & Co. KG

Seestraße 9

73099 Adelberg


TE Connectivity Corporation

1050 Westlake Drive

19312 Berwyn, PA

United States