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Oak Mitsui Expands Partnership Naming Insulectro Exclusive Distributor of all ABC and Copper Foils
May 18, 2016
Oak-Mitsui™ (oak-mitsui.com), the market leader in and only domestic manufacturer of copper foil for the printed circuit board market, and Insulectro (www.insulectro.com), the largest supplier of advanced materials for use in the PCB and printed electronics, are proud to announce an expanded strategic partnership adding Oak Mitsui’s proprietary ABC (aluminum bonded copper) to Insulectro’s premier product portfolio including CAC (copper aluminum copper). By leveraging their bicoastal manufacturing locations, ABC will continue to manufacture its bonded product in Hoosick Falls, NY and Insulectro will continue to manufacture CAC at its facility in Lake Forest, CA. The complete line of Oak-Mitsui copper foils, on CAC and ABC, will be available in Insulectro’s inventory by June 17, 2016.
“I’m sure our customers will appreciate the net effect of this deal – we’re providing the best copper foil, Made in USA, in any format they prefer, available at all of our ten stocking locations across the country, it just keeps getting better!” announced Insulectro President Patrick Redfern.
Less than a year after announcing a breakthrough agreement to sell certain copper foils in Oak Mitsui’s product line, this strategic decision will allow the two companies to strengthen their ability to meet customer expectations for product quality and service. The complete Oak Mitsui line is designed to meet the demands of the PCB industry’s’ outer-layer requirements. This strategic move will provide long-term sustainable domestic foil to PCB fabrication customers.
Ken Parent, VP of Sales and Product Management for Insulectro agrees, “We are appreciative of the trust placed in us by Oak-Mitsui. The original deal significantly enhances our product offering with customers needing adhesion, thin foil or thermally reliable copper. The ABC product rounds out our product set.”
John Fatcheric, Oak-Mitsui COO said, “Our partnership with Insulectro has strengthened our ability to supply and service the US PCB market. Oak-Mitsui is committed to maintaining a US manufacturing base and supplying the highest quality copper foil products to meet today’s and tomorrow’s PCB requirements. Insulectro hasmade our business stronger.”
Oak-Mitsui was incorporated in 1976 as a joint venture among Oak industries, Mitsui Mining and Smelting of Japan, and Anaconda. It was one of only three major companies in the United State manufacturing ultrathin copper foil for the printed circuit business. Over the years, the business has grown to become a leader in the supply of copper foil for the printed circuit board business in the U.S. Today, Oak-Mitsui is a wholly owned subsidiary of Mitsui Kinzoku, the world leader in electrodeposited copper foil and is the only electrodeposited copper foil manufacturer in the US & North America.