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Macnica acquires 49 per cent of ATD Electronique

Japanese electronic component distributor, Macnica, has acquired 49 per cent of the outstanding shares of French firm ATD Electronique.

Based in Montesson, France, ATD specialises in imaging applications, providing its customers with image sensors and design services for machine vision, security, and medical applications.

ATD will continue to operate under the same name and maintain all of its current operations, without any changes to its management, business model, or sales and marketing organisations. Its current product lines will remain unchanged and it will maintain all relationships and business terms with existing customers and suppliers.

​‘We are very excited to have an opportunity to jointly develop business in Europe with ATD who has rich technical knowhow in imaging applications, which are still evolving with new technologies for better image quality,’ said Shiro Watanabe, general manager of business development at Macnica.

Macnica was established in 1972 as a semiconductor distributor headquartered in Yokohama, Japan. It employs 2,600 people and had consolidated revenue for fiscal 2015 of approximately US$4 billion.

Macnica’s European headquarters is now in Ingolstadt with branch offices in Munich, Frankfurt, Dortmund and Stuttgart in Germany, and Warsaw in Poland. It also formed a subsidiary company in Cambridge, UK last year.

The alliance with ATD is expected to improve its service to customers in Southern Europe, especially in daily communication in the local languages.

‘We are very pleased to have access to Macnica’s global network to support our customers who move their production locations depending on their target markets and the expertise of their manufacturing partners,’ said Antoine Hide, president of ATD. ‘Also, Macnica’s engineering assets, such as intellectual properties for imaging applications will help our customers shorten design time.’

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