Mueller Electric, Akron, OH, acquired Elcor Inc., Elyria, OH, a manufacturer of custom injection-molded parts, cable assemblies, power cords, cord sets, wiring harnesses and sub-assemblies.
Mueller Electric has manufactured electric and electronic components since 1908 and promotes itself as the inventor of the alligator clip. Along with its Ohio headquarter operations, Mueller has locations in England and China. The company sells its products to consumers and more than 50 electronic distributors, including Digi-Key, Allied, Mouser, RS Components, Farnell and Arrow Electronics.
Mueller is presently involved in expanding a line of instrumentation cables for new and existing clients, specifically factory automation cables, as part of a multi-million-dollar demand for plants and factories to update production equipment.
As part of the acquisition, the company will inherit two major clients: Invacare and Nordson. Invacare is a large manufacturer of home and long-term medical equipment such as wheelchairs, disability scooters and bariatric equipment. Elcor currently produces many of the electronic components and cables needed for the motors used in these types of equipment. By aligning with Elcor, Mueller Electric will now be able to pursue many new avenues of opportunity in healthcare markets.
Nordson designs and manufactures dispensing equipment for industrial adhesives, sealants and coatings, such as that used for assembly in the automotive and medical industries.