Cinch Division Of Bel Opens Technical Office In Toulouse, France To Support The European Aerospace Industry

The Cinch Connectors division of Bel Fuse Inc. (NASDAQ:BELFA) & (NASDAQ:BELFB) today announced the opening of its technical office in Toulouse, France to support the European aerospace industry.

"Together with the recent acquisition of Gigacom Interconnect Ab and its EBOSA ® expanded beam fiber technology, our new Toulouse technical office in the center of the European aerospace industry advances our strategy to focus on growth opportunities in military and aerospace markets," said Dan Bernstein, President and CEO of Bel. "As part of our initiative to better serve Toulouse-based Airbus and other regional aerospace customers, we also plan to offer engineering and prototype capabilities to ensure that Cinch's European customers receive unparalleled support and service."

Cinch's new technical sales office also will make it easier for local aerospace customers to access support for Cinch's line of Mil-C compliant OMEGA ® cylindrical connectors and high-performance wire harness assemblies qualified for the critical application of aircraft FQIS (Fuel Quantity Indicating System) products. In addition, the office will provide local support to OEM and maintenance customers in the defense, electronics, and transportation industries throughout Europe.

The office is located at Aeropole Batiment 2, 5 Avenue Albert Durand, 31700 Blagnac, France.

About Bel

Bel Fuse Inc. ( and its divisions, including Cinch Connectors, is primarily engaged in the design, manufacture, and sale of products used in networking, telecommunications, high-speed data transmission, commercial aerospace, military, transportation, and consumer electronics. Products include magnetics (discrete components, power transformers and MagJack ® connectors with integrated magnetics), modules (DC/DC converters, integrated analog front-end modules, custom designs), circuit protection (miniature, micro and surface mount fuses) and interconnect devices (micro, circular and filtered D-Sub connectors, passive jacks, plugs and high-speed cable assemblies). The Company operates facilities around the world.

About Cinch Connectors

In operation since 1917, Cinch Connectors ( manufactures of a broad range of interconnect products from its facilities in North America and Europe. The Company supplies high-quality, high-performance, and high-speed connectors and cables to the aerospace, computer, datacom, defense, telecom, and transportation markets worldwide. Many Cinch manufacturing operations are registered to ISO 9001, AS-9100 and to various customer and industry specifications. Cinch product engineering and development facilities employ state-of-the-art 3D solid modeling tools as well as electrical modeling software to optimize designs, and shorten product development cycle.

Except for historical information contained in this news release, the matters discussed are forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. Among the factors that could cause actual results to differ materially are the following: the effect of business and economic conditions, the impact of competitive products and pricing; capacity and supply constraints or difficulties; product development, commercializing or technological difficulties; the regulatory and trade environment; and the risk factors reported from time to time in the Company's SEC reports.

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