Stocking Germany

LONDON, 16 June, 2016:

Volex has recently partnered with German based distributor Bürklin Elektronik and stock of Volex power cords are now available on the Bürklin Elektronik website

Bürklin Elektronik is a specialized distributor for high-quality electronic components. Bürklin maintains an extensive stock of more than 75,000 different articles from more than 500 known manufacturers for immediate shipment to customers in most cases.

The products are distributed via Online Shop, by means of the annually released catalog, and by direct sale in the store at the company headquarters in Oberhaching near Munich.

Bürklin Elektronik relies on 60 years of successful business activities under family management and is representative for first class service and high quality products. Approximately 160 team members are dedicated to provide services and support to commercial customers, as well as to an increasing number of private customers. Since we know exactly what our customers want, we are always able to provide a reliable and fast delivery service.

Bürklin Electronics was founded in Munich on October 1, 1954 by Dr. Hans Bürklin as a "wholesale and retail trader of radios, spare parts and accessories". The store was located in the city centre at 40 Schillerstrasse. The years of the economic boom (Wirtschaftswunder) allowed the company to grow rapidly: By 1960, there was already a branch at 42 Kölner Straße in Dusseldorf. With the rapid development of class electronics in the 60’s, Bürklin Electronics increasingly focused on wholesale and mail-order electronic components. In 1962, the first extensive and independently-created catalogue was released, which from that point on, was published every two years. From then on bulk prices were included. In the 70’s and 80’s the Schillerstrasse site expanded steadily. The highly demand-oriented range, the fast delivery speed and top product quality all contributed to this. Since then, the company tag-line “The World of Electronics" underlined this claim. In 1995, Dr. Hans Bürklin handed the company over to his two sons, Ralph and Achim Bürklin who changed the company to a general partnership a year later. In the same year, Bürklin Electronics moved into a new building on the other side of the street, made up of three buildings.

Since the late 90’s, the company has offered its products online and has continuously expanded its online store. Due to shorter innovation cycles, the Bürklin catalogue has been published annually since 2006.

Because of the changes in mail ordering due to the Internet, Bürklin Electronics had to centralize the company: The branch office in Dusseldorf was closed in February of 2009.

Two years later, the company relocated to the industrial area of Oberhaching near Munich. In March 2011, operations began at the new site. By improving the transportation connection and the optimal storage conditions, the company was able to increase its effectiveness in logistic processes. Currently, the warehouse contains more than 75,000 different products in over 10,000 square meters. Because of this, Bürklin Electronics can handle most orders immediately. About 160 employees now take care of commercial, and increasingly, private customers.

Since the 1st of January in 2014, Bürklin OHG has operated as Bürklin GmbH & Co. In so doing, the family-run company has procured maximum flexibility for the future. The following family members may now participate in the company and offer their ideas.

Volex plc (LSE: VLX) manufactures power cords and custom cable assemblies for data communication networks, medical equipment, industrial equipment, power generation and consumer products. We work closely with our customers throughout their product development cycles to design, develop and manufacture connections solutions that meet their specific business requirements. These solutions are delivered from 9 manufacturing facilities, 45 global logistics hubs and 46 sales offices in 22 countries.