In an effort to service its OEM customers through distribution, Cooper Bussmann has franchised IP&E specialist TTI Inc. to sell the Bussmann Electronic Technologies products in the United States, Canada, Mexico and Puerto Rico.
Effective Oct. 1, TTI, Ft. worth, Texas, will distribute the full line of Bussmann circuit protection products designed for use in computers, telecommunications equipment, consumer electronics, batteries and other electronic equipment.
The alliance supports St. Louis-based Cooper Bussmann's strategy to focus on and service key OEMs through distribution, according to Barry McHone, president of Cooper Bussmann.
Electronic commerce is an important part of this service strategy and the new alliance provides the opportunity for Cooper Bussmann and TTI to utilize TTI's Inventory Management Partnering Program, a set of proprietary programs TTI offers to its major customers.
"This comes at a key time for us as Bussmann continues to focus on the electronics circuit protection market," said McHone.
The Bussmann line will complement TTI's existing circuit protection product solutions, according to Mike Morton, TTI senior vice president, product marketing.
In addition to its extensive line of state-of-the-art fuses, the Bussmann product line includes through-hole and surface-mount metal oxide varistors and other products for over-voltage protection of electronic equipment.