Belden acquires GarrettCom

29 November 2010

Belden a leader in signal transmission solutions for mission critical applications, has just announced that it is GarrettCom, a provider of industrial networking products and smart grid solutions.

This most recent acquisition, will extend the company’s position as an industrial networking solutions provider.

GarrettCom's hardened networking products complement the existing Belden portfolio of Hirschmann brand high-availability industrial networking solutions and will enable the company to address the growing needs of customers across a more diverse set of end market applications.

GarrettCom sells its products into power utilities, surveillance and security, transportation, specialty industrial automation, telecommunications, and similar demanding harsh-environment verticals through a network of system integrators, OEMs, and international distributors.
Commenting on the acquisition, John Stroup, President and Chief Executive Officer of Belden, said: "Our strategic vision is to provide the best industrial networking solutions to our customers regardless of application or environment. GarrettCom provides an excellent platform for Belden to partner with power utilities as they upgrade and automate their transmission and distribution infrastructure. The addition of GarrettCom's products will complement our existing industrial networking portfolio and strengthen our position as the world's leading provider of complete industrial networking solutions."

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