Littelfuse Sells Efen Product Line to Weber AG

December 12, 2005 by Jeff Shepard

Littelfuse Inc. has signed a definitive agreement for the sale of its Efen® product line to Weber AG, Switzerland, a subsidiary of the Hager Group. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Littelfuse obtained the Efen brand through its acquisition of Heinrich Industrie AG in May 2004. Annual sales of Efen products is approximately EUR 27 million. The sale is expected to be completed in the first quarter of 2006.

Efen is a leading manufacturer of fuse-switches for electrical power distribution equipment, utility and industrial applications primarily serving the European market. Efen has approximately 230 employees at production and sales facilities in Uebigau and Eltville, Germany and Kaposvar, Hungary. Weber offers complete main electrical distribution systems.

"While Efen is a non-core business for Littelfuse, it is a good strategic fit for Weber. Efen's product line will enhance Weber's offering of fuse-switches for the European electrical market, while enabling us to focus on continuing to expand our industry-leading circuit protection product portfolio," said Gordon Hunter, Chief Executive Officer of Littelfuse.