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ITT invests in UK assembly facility for MIL-DTL-38999 connectors

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ITT invests in UK assembly facility for MIL-DTL-38999 connectorsFollowing a major investment in its factory in Basingstoke, UK, ITT Interconnect Solutions can now deliver assembled MIL-DTL-38999 connectors with competitive lead times and pricing. This development is part of a wider initiative to support the military and aerospace markets; the company has recently redesigned its QPL-approved MIL-DTL-38999 products to simplify manufacturing and reduce costs.

The £500,000 investment in Basingstoke is designed to support the European market for a wide range of MIL-DTL-38999 products as well as other styles of connector. ITT can therefore fulfil volume orders for OEM customers as well as servicing value-add distributor partners operating in the fast-turnaround small-volume sector.

ITT has reduced the number of internal parts and simplified the connector construction, making final assembly simpler and quicker. Product Manager Robert Pulman comments: "The military and aerospace market, as well as other hi-rel sectors, is very important to ITT. As well as this product redesign and investment in the local European assembly facility, we have recently been awarded silver status in the ADS SC21 programme, which raises the performance of companies active in the aerospace, defence and security sectors. To achieve such a high level of performance, ITT was sponsored by two major defence primes and is the only connector company to be awarded this status."

The Basingstoke facility is qualified to ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 14001:2004, including an in-house plating line. In addition to QPL-qualified cadmium olive-drab and silver nickel platings, ITT also offers RoHS-compliant platings specifically for the European market.

Other military and aerospace products that are assembled at the plant include MIL-DTL-26482, missile and Nemesis connectors (targeting future soldier systems), as well as high-current PowerLock, electric vehicle J1772, RF and high-density micro connectors. Harnesses for all ITT product types are also designed and manufactured at the facility too.

Go to www.ittcannon.com for more information about ITT Interconnect Solutions and the MIL-DTL-38999 connectors.

13 April 2012

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