RF Industries acquires Aviel Electronics

RF Industries Ltd. reports that it recently acquired Aviel Electronics, a privately held manufacturer of microwave and radio frequency (RF) connectors, for an undisclosed amount of cash.


RF Industries Ltd . reports that it recently acquired Aviel Electronics , a privately held manufacturer of microwave and radio frequency (RF) connectors, for an undisclosed amount of cash.

"Aviel Electronics has a nearly 47-year history serving the microwave transmission industry, and is an approved vendor to leading aerospace, electronics, OEMs, and government agencies in the U.S. and abroad. This acquisition will strengthen our growing line of custom RF coaxial connectors and enable us to cross market a far broader line of specialty and OEM connector products to our rapidly growing list of military, aerospace and government customers," says Howard Hill, RF's president.

Jack Kaufman, Aviel's president, adds that, "The acquisition of Aviel Electronics by RF Industries will significantly expand Aviel's customer base and sales potential in all our market segments. The growth prospects for Aviel's product line should make it a major player in the custom connector arena and provide significant support to the connector markets currently served by RF Industries."

Aviel employs eight people and was profitable on sales of approximately $1 million during its most recent fiscal year. The firm's connectors include standard configuration and custom connectors ranging from sub-miniature to type "L" to Nano-Hex, SMA, SMB, SMC, TNC, BNC, N, SC and HN. Aviel also specializes in the design and manufacture of non-standard configurations required for specific applications, hard-to-locate and discontinued connectors for aerospace, and other unique applications.

RF's Connector division designs and distributes RF coaxial connectors and cable assemblies used for Wi-Fi, PCS, radio, test instruments, computer networks and antenna devices. Connectors' Bioconnect Medical cable operation designs, manufactures and distributes specialized electrical cabling and interconnect products to the medical monitoring market. The company's Neulink division designs and markets wireless digital data transmission products for industrial monitoring, wide area networks, and GPS tracking and locations systems.

—Jim Montague, news editor, Control Engineering, jmontague@reedbusiness.com

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