Cleveland / Ispringen (Germany), October 19, 2016 – Rutronik Elektronische Bauelemente GmbH and BM have signed a worldwide franchise agreement. The distributor is now able to deliver the entire portfolio of the Chinese film capacitor manufacturer.

The first stage of the deal will see the partners concentrating on two film capacitor lines in Europe. The focus will initially be on X2 and moisture resistant X2 capacitors as well as on DC link capacitors.

X2 interference suppression film capacitors meet all the relevant safety standards and are excellent value for money. DC link capacitors are used in power supply systems, motor control units, frequency convertors, UPS systems, and solar power inverters. These DC-link film capacitors offer significant benefits such as a longer lifespan, greater temperature resistance, and improved frequency response compared to electrolytic capacitors.

BM film capacitors enable Rutronik to further enhance its product range.

“The aim of the franchise is to establish the BM brand in the global market and to assist in the growth of both companies. Rutronik, with its strong presence in Europe, the USA, and Asia, is the ideal sales partner to expand successfully into international markets outside Asia,” says Dieter Burger, General Manager at BM Europe Sales Office.

Outstanding availability is guaranteed due to BM’s hallmark of high production capacities and short delivery times. BM is the second largest manufacturer of film capacitors in China. The company, which was founded in 2000, employs roughly 1,200 people, records sales of more than US$ 100 m, and has an in-house film production facility including extensively automated lean production.

About Rutronik (www.rutronik.com)

Rutronik Elektronische Bauelemente GmbH is the third largest distributor in Europe (European Distribution Report 2016) and the number eleven worldwide (Global Purchasing, May 2016). The broadline distributor supplies semiconductors, passive and electromechanical components as well as boards, storage, displays & wireless products. The company's primary target markets are the automotive, medical, industrial, home appliance, energy and lighting industries. The ranges RUTRONIK EMBEDDED, RUTRONIK SMART, RUTRONIK POWER and RUTRONIK AUTOMOTIVE provide customers with specific products and services in groups tailored to the respective applications. Expert technical support for product development and design-in, individual logistics and supply chain management solutions as well as comprehensive services complete its scope of performance.

The company, founded by Helmut Rudel in 1973 in Ispringen, Germany, now has over 70 subsidiaries in Europe, Asia and the Americas. Rutronik employs more than 1,400 staff worldwide and achieved Group sales of 820 million euros in the fiscal year 2015.

Press contact:

Rutronik Elektronische Bauelemente GmbH: Janina Weber, Public Relations, Tel: +49 7231 801-1679; E-mail: janina.weber@rutronik.com

Agentur Lorenzoni GmbH, Public Relations, www.lorenzoni.de Christine Schulze, Tel: +49 8122 55917-14; E-mail: christine@lorenzoni.de