News release

Date: 8th March 2012

Hoffmann + Krippner announces channel partnership with Cyntech Components, UK

Agreement with electromechanical and sub-assembly specialist covers panel PCs, membrane potentiometers and touch sensors

March 8th 2012 - Hoffmann + Krippner, global leader in the design and development of high-quality and innovative membrane input solutions, has announced a UK-wide partnership agreement with electromechanical specialist distributor Cyntech Components, UK.

Representing the first UK distribution deal for the company, the agreement with Cyntech covers Hoffmann+Krippner’s flexx-IPC® industrial touch screen panel PC brand, Sensofoil® customisable membrane potentiometers and SENSOTOUCH® resistive sensor controller technology. The partnership agreement will allow Hoffmann + Krippner to gain greater presence in a broad spectrum of applications for harsh environments from industrial automation, food processing, medical and pharmaceutical to aerospace and automotive manufacturing.

Hoffmann+Krippner’s leading flexx-IPC® family includes the flex-IPC M ‘Basic’, Flex-IPC M ‘Advanced’ and flex-IPC M ‘Power’. These robust and durable industrial touch screen panel PCs are sealed in accordance with IP65/NEMA ratings and support cost-effective front panel customisation in order volumes as low as just 20 units.

Sensofoil is an ultra-flat membrane foil potentiometer available in lengths of 8mm to 1000mm and diameters up to 400mm. The potentiometer is customisable with almost no limitations including linear and rotary options and custom-shapes. SENSOTOUCH is a freely controllable and programmable tri-axis resistive sensor controller for operation in temperatures of -25°C to +55 °C and with a mechanical lifecycle of more than1 million operations. It can be supplied in customised rectangular, round and oval designs and is sealed to IP65 standards.

Dave Mellor, the managing director of Cyntech UK, said, “Hoffmann+Krippner’s product portfolio will help the company address growing demands for systems that combine high performance, durability and reliability in harsh environments.”

Ian Ritson, managing director Hoffmann+Krippner, UK continues: “This first distribution deal in the UK is a significant step in H+K’s strategy to grow market share and deliver input solutions that customers in industries from food and beverage to industrial processing and medical manufacturing demand. Cyntech is a very well recognized name in the industry for offering electromechanical components and sub-assemblies coupled with technical know-how and expertise. We see this as an ideal match for Hoffmann+Krippner’s product ranges.”

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About Hoffmann + Krippner
Founded in 1972, Hoffmann + Krippner has become a global leader in the design and development of high-quality and innovative input solutions for a diverse range of industries ranging from electronics and industrial automation to medical, pharmaceuticals and food processing. The company, which has its headquarters in Buchen, Germany, offers a broad portfolio of technologies that ranges from standard membrane keyboards to completely customised input systems encompassing housing, electronics and software.

For further information and reader enquiries please contact:
Ian Ritson
Hoffmann + Krippner Limited
St. John’s Innovation Centre
Cowley Road
Tel: +44 (0) 1223 421889
E-Mail: i.ritson[at]flex-ipc[dot]

Issued by:
Birgit Schoeniger
Pinnacle Marketing Communications Ltd
Prosperity House
Dawlish Drive
Middsx, HA5 5LN
Tel: +44 (0) 20 8429 6554
E-mail: b.schoeniger[at]pinnaclemarcom[dot]com

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