Belden, Hirschmann and Lumberg all together in one new Italian company: Belden Italia


Following the acquisitions of Hirschmann Automation & Control and Lumberg Automation, both in 2007, Belden Italia Srl – has now completed its restructuring process by incorporating the business operations of Hirschmann Automation & Control GmbH and Belden CDT International Inc. into one operating company, which has now become operational.

In addition to making the group’s overall structure more rational by combining previously separate legal entities, this step sets out to maximize the effectiveness of the company with its strategy of offering integrated solutions for a wide range of applications. Belden Italia has a strong position because it brings together three leading product lines: Belden cables, Hirschmann networking systems, Lumberg and Hirschmann connectors. Individually, each of these has already established a strong reputation in the marketplace, combined they represent a unique technical profile.

In addition to handling the sales responsibility for the domestic Italian market, Belden Italia will also serve countries in the Eastern Mediterranean region (Greece, Turkey, Israel, Cyprus and Malta), with opportunities of geographic diversification and development of markets offering significant growth perspectives..

Carlo Gementi, already country manager of Hirschmann Automation and Control GmbH, has been appointed as Manager of the new organization, reporting to the director of Sales for Southern Europe Giuseppe Zichella.

About Belden

Belden designs, manufactures and markets signal transmission solutions, including cables, connectors and I/O modules as well as network devices and control, load sensing and load moment limitation systems designed for safety-critical applications ranging from industrial automation to data centers, broadcast studios and the aviation and aerospace industry. The company focuses on segments of the worldwide cable and automation markets that require both highly specialized and readily available products. With manufacturing facilities in North America, Europe and Asia, Belden has recorded a total revenue of USD 2 billion for the fiscal year 2008.

Together with its brands Hirschmann™ and Lumberg Automation™, Belden EMEA offers an extensive and highly specialized product portfolio covering the full range of data communications – from the information and control levels down to the field level. The company has more than 15 offices throughout Europe, the Middle East and Africa, with manufacturing facilities in Germany, the Netherlands, UK, Denmark, Italy and Hungary.

For more information about Belden, please visit www.belden-emea.com.

For further information, please contact:

Nancy van Heesewijk
Lelyweg 6
4612 PS Bergen op Zoom
The Netherlands
Tel: +31 164 317 018
Fax: +31 164 317 039

Berry Medendorp
Tel: +31 77 387 8555
Fax: +31 77 387 8488

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