Hirose Electric – Consistent Emphasis on Innovation

Electrical and Electronic Connectors

Hirose Electric Group is a Japanese company founded in 1937 as a specialized manufacturer of electric connectors. Their business was mainly domestic in the Japanese market for several decades until 1968 when they began selling their products internationally. This coincided with the establishment of subsidiaries in the USA as well as in Europe and Asia. Since then, Hirose has established themselves on the international stage by starting sales offices and production facilities worldwide. Their business model is focuses on strong capital investment, a highly skilled labor force, and close interaction with product development divisions with other manufacturers. This strategy allows the company to expand the scope of its business activities and keep up with the ever-changing needs of connectors across several continents. Hirose has developed and supplied thousands of new connectors for numerous applications. As of 2013, annual revenue for the company was 95.9 billion yen with gross profit of 22.3 billion yen. They had 5,020 employees around the world last year. Hirose continues to unveil innovative connector products and continues its existing high-quality connector lines. It has developed connector products for leading manufacturers such as Nokia, Ericsson, Philips, and Volvo. Their current product offering ranges but includes a large number of connectors from the following categories:
  • Circular
  • Rectangular
  • Coaxial
  • Modular
  • Board-to-Board
  • Board-to-Wire
  • Card Edge
  • Memory Cards and IC Sockets
  • Optical Connectors and Devices
  • Microwave Components
Their product offering exceeds 50,000 unique types of industrial connectors, 30% of which are new products that come and go every year. Their success is due mainly in part to their style of R&D that is user-and-practice-oriented. The fields their products serve are mobile communications, communications and broadcasting, computers, consumer electronics, measuring and control, and automotive.

ASAP Semiconductor is a leading distributor of all Hirose Electric connector products, supporting requirements for any of the aforementioned fields. Browse our inventory on www.asap-purchasing.com for parts that can help fill your requirement. Contact us today at sales@asapsemi.com and one of our knowledgeable sales staff will quote you on any parts you need.


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