Rutronik and KEMET Strike Global Partnership Deal

March 06, 2021 by Stephanie Leonida

Rutronik and KEMET Corporation sign a distribution agreement centered on electronic passive components.

Rutronik Elektronische Bauelemente GmbH is a leading global broadline distributor and offers its customers electronic components ranging from storage technologies, embedded boards, displays and wireless products, passive and electromechanical components, to semiconductors. Rutronik also provides its customers with consulting services for technical, logistical, and commercial matters. 

Recently, a global distribution agreement between Rutronik and electronic component manufacturing company KEMET Corporation was signed. KEMET is a part of the YAGEO Group and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of YAGEO Corporation


Image used courtesy of Rutronik 
Image used courtesy of Rutronik 



KEMET is a supplier of a broad collection of capacitor technologies and exhibits a growing portfolio of electromechanical devices and electromagnetic compatibility solutions. In June 2020, YAGEO Corporation acquired KEMET. The result of this acquisition generated a combined organization that aims to be a world-leading developer and supplier of electronic passive components. 


Image used courtesy of KEMET 
Image used courtesy of KEMET


KEMET provides products and solutions for Aerospace and Defence, Automotive, Industrial, Computing, Consumer, Telecommunications, Medical, and Industrial applications. The company holds over 1,600 patents and trademarks worldwide, and ships over 50 billion components per year to 180,000 customers around the globe. 


The Partnership

The deal between Rutronik and KEMET involves the agreed distribution of KEMET’s broad product portfolio encompassing multi-layer ceramic capacitors (MLCCs), tantalum, film, and electrolytic capacitors, as well as inductors, varistors, and sensors. The idea is that Rutronik will be able to expand its influence within the passive components market through KEMET’s product offerings in this area. Through Rutronik, KEMET will be able to reach and grow a wider network of customers looking to employ passive component technologies and solutions for a variety of applications. 

In a recent press release, Head of Global Distribution at YAGEO Group, Dr. Johnny Boan, said: “We help drive innovation piece by piece.” Boan added: “The integration of KEMET and Pulse into our global partnership with Rutronik is an essential step to capture the opportunities in next-generation electronic applications, in the areas of autonomous driving, 5G devices, SiC power modules, and edge computing. This partnership is in line with our mission to be the global powerhouse of electronic components for our customers. With Rutronik, we can help customers worldwide use one of the industry‘s broadest portfolios of passive component technologies and solutions.”

In the same press release, Director Product Marketing Passive Components, Stefan Sutalo, provided his comments: “KEMET‘s broad product range and excellent product quality open up new opportunities for us to further expand our position in the passive components market.” Sutalo added: “The mix of design-in products and standard components matches perfectly with our focus on design support at the customer site. The collaboration also goes hand in hand in terms of the logistical capabilities we demonstrate daily in handling passive components. We are looking forward to working with one of the leading manufacturers in the field of passive components.”