Delphi and Parlex form interconnect alliance

Delphi Corporation and Parlex Corporation have entered into a strategic alliance in order to improve both companies’ prospects in the military and aerospace interconnect market.

The agreement will have Parlex providing Delphi Connection Systems, a business line within the corporation’s Packard Electric division, with flexible circuits and rigid flexible circuits for various customer applications. Delphi Connection Systems will fit these circuits with its line of connectors and related components at its final assembly operations in North America.

Parlex Corporation, a designer and manufacturer of flexible interconnect products headquartered in Methuen, Massachusetts, will utilise many of Delphi Connection Systems’ interconnect products for its flex circuit programs. Delphi will also perform final assembly for Parlex’s completed flex circuit products at its Tijuana, Mexico operation.

“The flexible interconnect companies servicing the military aerospace market are highly fragmented,” commented Peter J. Murphy, president and chief executive officer of Parlex. “We see a unique opportunity for further development of core competencies to serve customers more effectively as a leading supplier to this market.”

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