News release

Date: 21st February 2011

Panel PC business expansion: Hoffmann + Krippner expands UK operations with new company and MD to support custom panel PC business

UK subsidiary to focus on developing low- to medium-volume custom panel PC solutions

February 21st 2011 - Input device specialist Hoffmann + Krippner has announced a further expansion of its global operations with the formation of a new UK subsidiary and the appointment of UK managing director, Ian Ritson.

Based in Cambridge, Hoffmann + Krippner (UK) Ltd will focus on the company’s industrial panel PC business, including developing cost-effective custom industrial PC solutions for low- to medium-volume requirements. The UK organisation joins a global network of offices that includes the USA, Germany, Austria, Switzerland and the Netherlands.

Prior to taking up his role as Hoffmann + Krippner’s UK managing director, Ian Ritson was the business development manager for display and user interface specialist Anders Electronics. Ritson, who combines a strong engineering and technology background with a proven track record in delivering industrial PC-based solutions, has previously held senior roles with companies such as Accelent Systems, Inc., and Densitron Technologies.

Ritson states: “At Hoffmann + Krippner we have identified an opportunity to take advantage of our position as a leading supplier of innovative membrane input technologies to deliver panel PCs that allow cost-effective front panel customisation for order volumes as low as just 20 pieces. Hoffmann + Krippner UK will focus on developing this business in sectors ranging from medical and pharmaceutical to industrial automation and food processing.”

About Hoffman + 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
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Tel: +44 (0) 20 8429 6554
E-mail: b.schoeniger[at]pinnaclemarcompdot]com

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