ERNI Changes Name to ERNI Electronics

January 21, 2007 by Jeff Shepard

ERNI Elektroapparate GmbH has changed its name to ERNI Electronics GmbH to affirm its global presence and product portfolio for the international market.

Over 50 years ago, when company founder Ernst Rudolf Erni entered ERNI Elektroapparate GmbH into the commercial registry, the company began manufacturing electrical devices. Focusing initially on the development and manufacturing of relays, it was not until 1967 that the company entered the interconnect market with the development and manufacture of the first backplane connector – which today remains ERNI Electronics’ core competency. ERNI Electronics is a profitable, mid-sized enterprise with a staff of 500 and a turnover of around 130 million Euros for the 2006 fiscal year.

"By changing the company name, we are keeping step with ERNI’s evolution as a business. The company strategy is directed towards the global market, and the diverse product spectrum covers a broad range of applications," said Martin Seidenful, Managing Director of ERNI Electronics. "From its beginning as a provider of relays and electric controls, ERNI Electronics has advanced to become a supplier of diverse connectors, backplanes and complete electromechanical rack systems. We are increasingly delivering subsystems and complete solutions to our worldwide customer base, a development that is reflected in the consistently rising turnover figures for our systems technology area."

Capitalizing on its flagship connector product line, ERNI Electronics is continuing to invest in system technology with the production of backplanes and subsystems. The new 2.7 million Euro product and administration facility will be approximately 3,000m2 (32,000 square feet) in size, and underscores ERNI’s commitment to this industry segment.