Sullins Connector Solutions announces expanded stocking initiative with Heilind Electronics


San Marcos, CA and Wilmington, MA, February 19, 2010-
Announced today by Sullins Connector Solutions, a leader in the design and manufacturing of RoHS-compliant board level interconnect products, and Heilind Electronics, the world’s largest distributor of interconnect products, is the expansion of their distribution agreement to include all the most popular Sullins and Micro Plastics product lines. This latest agreement further enables Heilind to offer an unparalleled depth of inventory to OEM customers from their strategically located distribution centers throughout North America. Over 10 full lines of Sullins’ standard and custom edgecards, headers, bi-level and CompactPCI™ connectors are included in this comprehensive stocking initiative.

According to Wade Harb, CEO of Sullins, “We are very excited about Heilind’s expanded stocking initiative as it confirms our mutual commitment to provide OEMs and design engineers with reliable, fast and easy access to Sullins’ extensive portfolio of innovative interconnects. Heilind has a well-earned reputation for helping customers speed-time-to-market, as they understand the connector industry’s unique requirements for product variety, pricing, support, and fulfillment. We are certain customers will recognize the added value a distributor of Heilind’s caliber brings to their supply chain, especially with their expanded product availability.”

“By adding extra Sullins inventory, OEMs are further assured Heilind can ship the parts they need when they are needed”, said Alan Clapp, vice president – supplier business of Heilind. “While many distributors had reduced inventory during the recession, Heilind has substantially increased its stocking level of interconnects from Sullins. This depth of inventory gives OEMs a competitive edge as it enhances their ability to manage production timelines and budgeting processes. The new initiative exemplifies our dedication to assist customers achieve sales and profitability goals.”

Included in Heilind’s expanded stocking initiative are Sullins’ full lines of standard and custom interconnects which are ideally suited for use in an array of mission-critical consumer, commercial and industrial products. These parts are most frequently specified in high-temperature, high-cycle life environments including test and burn-in ovens, communication systems, process control, medical equipment, instrumentation, and automotive applications. Among the most popular Sullins interconnects newly inventoried by Heilind are PCI Express® (PCIe) card edge connectors, Insulation Displacement Connectors (IDC), ruggedized double point card edge connectors, fully shrouded box headers and mates, and double-row male card edge connectors. Moreover, customers may choose from a selection of such options as terminations, contact center dimensions, contact finishes, number of contact positions, mounting styles, and insulator/contact materials are available.

About Sullins Connector Solutions

Headquartered in San Marcos, CA, Sullins Connector Solutions, Inc. ( has been a world leader in the design, engineering, and manufacturing of high-quality edge cards and headers since 1971. The Company provides the industry’s widest selection of UL/CUL approved edgecards, and additionally offers product development services together with engineering support. Sullins’ edgecards, headers, bi-level and CompactPCI connectors are widely specified for use in mission-critical applications by a broad spectrum of leading industrial, commercial, military and consumer products manufacturers. Sullins’ connectors and interconnect systems are available through a global network of sales representatives and distributors.

About Heilind Electronics

Heilind Electronics (, with sales in excess of $500 million, is a leading distributor connectors, relays and switched, thermal management, and circuit protection products, terminal blocks, wire and cable, wiring accessories, and insulation, as well as identification products. Heilind serves OEMs and contract manufacturers in the medical devices and instrumentation, industrial controls and equipment, non-automotive transportation, aerospace and telecommunications markets. In addition to the world’s largest interconnect inventory, Heilind offers a complete portfolio of innovative logistic and supply chain management services including automated inventory management and auto-replacement systems, on-line materials management tools and a full menu of electronic file sharing options.

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