Littelfuse Announces Acquisition of SymCom

CHICAGO, January 6, 2014Littelfuse, Inc. (NASDAQ:LFUS), today announced that it has completed the acquisition of SymCom, Inc.  Headquartered in Rapid City, South Dakota, SymCom provides overload relays and pump controllers primarily to the industrial market.  The company has sales of approximately $23 million and employs approximately 170 associates.  Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

“The acquisition of SymCom is an important step forward in our strategy to diversify and grow the Littelfuse protection relay platform,” said Dan Stanek, Vice President and General Manager, Protection Relays and Custom Electrical Products for Littelfuse.  “Adding SymCom to our existing mining-focused relay business strengthens our position in the broader industrial market.”

“This is an exciting new phase for SymCom,” said George Dunham, founder of SymCom, Inc.  “I believe there is a great opportunity to leverage Littelfuse resources and channel partners to bring SymCom products into new markets and to better serve our existing customers.”

About SymCom
Since 1974, SymCom has been a leader in electronic control and protection design and manufacturing with an array of current and voltage monitors, motor and pump controls, and custom electronic controls.  Often recognized by the MotorSaver®, PumpSaver® and SSAC® brand names, SymCom's products provide protection, communications, and control for most types and sizes of motors and pumps.  SymCom also manufactures load sensors, alternating relays, intrinsically-safe relays, software, and custom controller boards.  For more information, please visit the SymCom website:

About Littelfuse
Founded in 1927, Littelfuse is the world leader in circuit protection with growing global platforms in power control and sensing.  The company serves customers in the electronics, automotive and industrial markets with technologies including fuses, semiconductors, polymers, ceramics, relays and sensors.  Littelfuse has over 7,000 employees in more than 35 locations throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia.  For more information, please visit the Littelfuse website:

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Phil Franklin
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