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Avnet to Carry Deutsch Military Connectors

17 July 2014

Avnet Electronics Marketing has expanded its distribution agreement with TE Connectivity and will carry the connector manufacturer’s line of Deutsch military connectors.

With the expanded distribution agreement, Avnet can offer customers connectors in sizes ranging from standard density to near double density D38999 styles a greater range of connector options.

TE, based in Schaffhausen, Switzerland, has one of the largest selections of small circular connectors designed for rugged durability and space and weight savings within the military and aerospace segments.

Avnet’s value-add interconnect assembly operation within their Nogales, Mexico Logistics Solution Center has been certified by TE and the U.S. Defense Logistics Agency (DLA). Avnet will assemble and maintain TE’s DEUTSCH connectors, allowing shipment of these military, aerospace, industrial and rail transportation connectors, including the widely used MIL-DTL-D38999 series, MIL-DTL-26482, MIL-DTL-83723 connectors and MIL-DTL-M39029 contacts.

Tom McCartney, senior vice president, IP&E business development worldwide at the Phoenix-based Avnet, said TE’s DEUTSCH products are a “great addition to Avnet’s line” and allow Avnet to provide high-reliability circular connector family for military and aerospace applications.

TE’s DEUTSCH connectors are a “great answer” for military defense contractors needing a rugged solution to improve performance and save space, McCartney added.

Fred Scott, national distribution sales manager for DEUTSCH products at TE Connectivity, said offering an expanded selection of DEUTSCH connectors through Avnet gives customers access to “a vast inventory of products and solutions.

He added that Avnet’s ability to stock, assemble and ship these components will “make them readily available to the military, aerospace, industrial and rail markets.

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