Heilind Electronics, the largest distributor of interconnect products in North America, has commenced operations in Asia. Heilind Asia is headquartered in Hong Kong where it also maintains both a distribution center and value-added center; additional offices are located in Suzhou, China, Dongguan City, China, and Singapore.
"This day has been years in the making and would not have been possible without the dedicated efforts of the entire Heilind team," said Robert W. Clapp , President and founder of Heilind Electronics. "I also want to acknowledge the strong support we received in this effort from our suppliers. Most importantly, I want to credit the people whose continued support is the key reason we were able carry out this launch. These people of course are our valued customers."
Product lines available through Heilind Asia on opening day include:
- Adam Tech
- American Zettler
- Johnson/Emerson Connectivity Solutions
- Madison Cable
- Raychem Circuit Protection
- TE Connectivity
- Zettler Magnetics
Heilind will continue adding manufacturers in Asia as franchise agreements are established.
Serving as President for Heilind's Asia operations is William Sim . Mr. Sim brings more than 30 years of industry experience to Heilind, having worked with both component manufacturers and distributors in the Asia-Pacific region as well as in North America.
"I'm excited to lead an outstanding team of industry professionals as we go about the job of serving Heilind's Asia-Pacific customers and expanding the Heilind brand throughout the region," said Mr. Sim. "Heilind's nearly 40-year track record of success speaks for itself. By following this same business model and with access to Heilind's proven business and customer support systems we fully expect Heilind Asia to be a substantial contributor to the company's ongoing success."
Mr. Sim will report to Martin Kent , President-European and Asia-Pacific Operations for Heilind. "This is a huge milestone in the history of Heilind Electronics, one that we've been pointing towards for many years," said Mr. Kent. "China is, of course, the fastest-growing major economy in the world. And now, with multiple offices, a distribution center, and a terrific team of industry professionals in place, Heilind is well positioned to take advantage of this growth. It's an exciting time."