Overvoltage protection specialist KEKO-Varicon was part of Slovenia investment firm MSIN Group, and the terms of the deal were not disclosed.
KEKO-Varicon is one of the world's top manufacturers of overvoltage protection and EMI suppression components with products designed into a broad variety of low voltage board level (LVBL), telecommunication, automotive electronics, AC-line, TVSS and high-energy industrial equipment applications. The combination of extensive technical knowledge and advanced equipment enables KEKO-Varicon to produce at almost 0 PPM quality levels.
Along with adding breadth and depth to Bourns' industry-leading overvoltage and overcurrent protection portfolio, KEKO-Varicon brings a strong employee base, superior overvoltage protection technologies, expanded R&D, and production facility assets as part of the acquisition. Bourns' existing circuit protection portfolio includes gas discharge tubes (GDTs), metal oxide varistors (MOVs), thyristor surge protectors, transient voltage suppressor (TVS) diodes and arrays, Power TVS diodes, Polymer PTC resettable fuses, TBU High-Speed Protectors (HSPs), mini-breaker thermal cutoff (TCO) devices, and ESD suppressors.
"The acquisition allows Bourns to gain a significant strategic advantage in the range of protection solutions we can offer our customers, particularly in addressing the strict requirements of the automotive industry," said Erik Meijer, President and COO of Bourns. "Acquiring KEKO-Varicon further reinforces Bourns' ability to meet both complex technology and on-time delivery needs with an even stronger global organization to deliver the highest quality circuit protection devices."