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IDM Electronics, Focal Technologies and Electro-Tec are now Kaydon Power & Data
Date: Tuesday, May 24, 2005 @ 08:24:26 EDT
Topic: GENERAL NEWS


ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN (May 13, 2005) ## IDM Electronics, Electro-Tec and Focal Technologies have joined forces to become Kaydon Power and Data Technologies, a global alliance answering the demand for power and data transmission solutions.

Kaydon Power and Data Technologies is a leader in the design and supply of electrical and fiber optic rotary interface components as well as optical multiplexers. Whether customers require rotating interface solutions for marine, energy, defense, aerospace, or industrial applications such as CCTV, robotics or packaging, Kaydon Data and Power Technologies now has an increased capability to respond.

"We are extremely pleased to have these three companies come together under the Kaydon banner. This consolidation will support our dedication to offering innovative, performance-critical products and services,” said Brian P. Campbell, president and chief executive officer. "We look forward to a future of delivering sustained value and benefits to customers, employees and shareholders.”

With more than 75 years of combined experience, IDM, Electro-Tec and Focal have demonstrated specialized abilities and extensive knowledge covering a wide range of data transmission applications. Canadian-based Focal Technologies designs and manufactures a range of fiber optic rotary joints and multiplexers, Electro-Tec in the US has an outstanding reputation for technical innovation including a new series of High Speed Data Link slip rings, and IDM in the UK has taken miniature slip rings to a new level.

“Combining the people, experience and resources of the three companies under one name demonstrates our position as the leader in power and data transmission technologies,” says Mark Whisler, General Manager, United States. “With three global locations, each specializing in complementary markets, we’re now able to provide better, more integrated services and products.”

Built on the vision of an organization dedicated to unrivalled support for customers’ success in the rapidly changing markets of the 21st century, Kaydon Power and Data Technologies will continue to emphasize customized engineering and first-rate customer service.

“The lifeblood of our company has always been excellent engineering and passion for the next idea,” says David Norman, General Manager, UK. “Now, we are better situated to offer excellent service to our customers to complement our extraordinary technologies. As a global alliance, we are able to respond to our customers’ requirements more quickly and more cost effectively.”

“The global reputations of the three companies have served us well,” says Michael Glister, General Manager, Canada. “All are great companies in their own right, but together we offer an unmatched capacity for delivering custom solutions. Our goal is to engineer a level of security, pride and confidence unsurpassed in the industry - to be the first and only stop for integrated power and data solutions.”

About Kaydon Corporation
Kaydon Corporation is a leading designer and manufacturer of custom-engineered products, supplying a broad and diverse group of industrial, aerospace, medical and electronic equipment, and aftermarket customers.

About IDM Electronics
IDM Electronics has built a reputation as one of the largest and fastest growing slip ring suppliers in Europe. The market for its range of power and data units covers security, defense, aerospace, medical and a host of industrial applications.

About Focal Technologies
Focal Technologies designs and manufactures rotary products, video/data multiplexers and optical plankton counters in Nova Scotia, Canada. Rotary products include fiber optic rotary joints, electrical slip rings, fluid rotary unions and combination units. These products are worldwide leaders in cable handling systems for marine, industrial and military applications.

About Electro-Tec
Electro-Tec has been a leader in the electro-mechanical components industry for more than 50 years. The US Company is a leading designer and producer of precision, electro-deposited slip rings, related sliding contract devices and other electro-mechanical assemblies.


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