Belden's Industrial Connecting Solutions business is one of the world's leading providers of connectors for use in automation. The portfolio, marketed under the Hirschmann and Lumberg Automation brands, ranges from products for cabling actuators and sensors to power connectors and connection solutions for LED illumination. Belden's Industrial Connecting Solutions business also enjoys a strong market position in the field of distributor systems and I/O modules for fieldbus and Ethernet networks.
In 2011 Belden expects to see a growth in worldwide connectivity sales of almost 10%. Dr. Hubert Ermer, Managing Director of Industrial Connecting Solutions business is convinced: "Provided the economic situation is not seriously affected by current turbulence in the international financial markets, we also expect to maintain this successful trend over the coming years."
Additional Ethernet-based systems for mechanical engineering applications, new entry level products that use optimally combined materials and an increased number of customer-specific solutions should contribute to this. "We also plan to expand our presence in Asia," says Dr.Ermer.