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Heilind Electronics Expanding Franchise With JST

WILMINGTON, Mass., Dec. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Heilind Electronics, the largest distributor of interconnect products in North America, is now a JST franchised distributor for the nation of Brazil. Heilind operates in Brazil as Kotek Eletro Eletronica Ltda. A leading distributor of electronic components based in Sao Paulo, Kotek was acquired by Heilind in January of this year.

"We're excited about the opportunity to offer the innovative, precision engineered connectors of JST to the Brazilian marketplace," said David Goforth, Heilind Supplier Business Manager. "JST is highly regarded for its manufacturing prowess and their extensive product line has earned a well-deserved reputation for reliability and performance. Given these facts, and the favorable business climate of Brazil, we believe the new JST franchise agreement will help ensure future growth for Kotek and Heilind."  

About Heilind ElectronicsFounded in 1974, Heilind Electronics, Inc. ( is one of the world's leading distributors of connectors, relays, switches, thermal management & circuit protection products, terminal blocks, wire & cable, wiring accessories and insulation & identification products.  Heilind has 26 North American sales offices, two automated distribution centers and a highly versatile value-added center.  Follow Heilind on Facebook at and on Twitter at

About JSTJST is the sixth largest connector manufacturer in the world a leading global manufacturer of electrical and electronic connectors. Headquartered in Osaka, Japan with U.S. operations located in Waukegan, IL, JST has offices and manufacturing operations in Asia, Europe and the U.S. and has offered world-class interconnection products for over 50 years. JST originated in Japan, in 1957, with a niche in the Solder-less Terminals market.

About Kotek Eletro EletronicaKotek Eletro Eletronica Ltda. ( is an ISO 9001 registered electronic parts distributor serving electronic OEMs and contract manufacturers. Kotek was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in Sao Paulo City, Sao Paulo (SP), Brazil.

Media Contact: Carlos Oliva11 3017.8792

SOURCE Heilind Electronics

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