Mueller Electric has recently announced acquiring Elcor, Inc., to be incorporated as the Elcor division of Mueller Electric, and will allow Mueller Electric to expand quality electric and electronic component offerings to new and current customers in the U.S. and overseas. This new alliance will result in even more capabilities, line offerings and increased production, while strengthening quality, service and value for clients of both companies.
Mueller Electric, manufacturer of quality components since 1908, is known as the inventor of the alligator clip. With headquarters based in Akron, Ohio and global locations in England and China, Mueller Electric has come a long way since its beginning and is now a major player in the electronics industry with 2500 high-quality parts and numerous product lines. Mueller Electric sells to consumers and more than 50 electronic distributors including Digi-Key, Allied, Mouser, RS Components, Farnell and Arrow Electronics, to name a few.
Elcor, Inc., an Elyria-based electronics company in business for more than 50 years, creates and manufactures custom injection-molded parts, cable assemblies, power cords, cord sets, wiring harnesses and sub-assemblies. Elcor is known for their slogan, “making the quality connection with Elcor,” and for “delivering more value in the service and reliability given to businesses.” One of Elcor’s major strengths includes the company’s level of involvement with injection- over molded parts, specifically by minimizing cost, constructing molds, selecting materials and assuring quality.
“The synergies between the two companies were just right,” says Cliff Prosek, President of Mueller Electric, “both Mueller and Elcor have the same philosophies regarding quality, service and value. I’m really enthusiastic to work with Elcor and learn from their own developed, high-class of standards for quality, safety and customer retention. Combined with what we do, this partnership will prove to be very positive and beneficial and will only allow Mueller Electric to grow and expand as a quality producer of electronic products that will please our clients and theirs tremendously,” concludes Prosek.
“Elcor and Mueller Electric are a great match,” says Eddie Williams, General Manager of Elcor for 9 years, “I see a lot of similarities between the two companies in regard to quality. For example, at Elcor our customers have always been number one and we offer them the best quality. Our product goals include zero defects, on-time delivery and continuous improvement. Elcor has a great group of dedicated employees, many of which have worked at Elcor for 25 years or more. I also want both our clients and staff to know that we will continue to operate as normal and deliver the same high-quality products as always,” concludes Williams.
Prosek’s goal over the next several months is to transplant some of Mueller Electric’s staff with Elcor’s in Elyria and vice versa to cross train and learn about the other company’s engineering and production methods.
For more information on Mueller Electric, go to https://www.muellerelectric.com/.