Kanthal Electronic Components

Acquisition of Kanthal Electronic Components

Published November, 2018

The Heico Companies announced that Ohmite has completed the acquisition of the electronic components business of Kanthal.

Headquartered in Amherst, New York, the acquired business provides a full line of ceramic non-inductive resistors for demanding applications involving high voltage, high current, high energy or high power. The business also provides Maxcap® double layer capacitors for demanding high energy applications.

Kanthal's Globar ceramic resistor products will be combined with Ohmite's existing A Series and OX/OY Series product lines to form the new Ohmite Ceramics Division. The new products will be available on a direct basis from Ohmite as well as through Ohmite’s partnership with leading electronic distributors world-wide. Ohmite further enhances its position as a leading global power resistor manufacturer with this strategic acquisition and now provides a complete product offering across the three leading solutions platforms including ceramic / composition, thick film, and wirewound construction.

"We are excited to have the Kanthal Globar resistor products join the greater Ohmite and ARCOL family," says Director of Sales, Kurt Devlin. "This acquisition rounds out our total solutions offering which is unique in the global resistor market." Adds EMEA & APAC Sales Manager, Darrel Oliver, "The added capability of manufacturing ceramic and composition resistors will allow us to better support our design community, and we look forward to continuing to develop outstanding component solutions for our customers."

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