Amphenol Tuchel Industrial GmbH is a division of the US-based Amphenol Corporation. With more than 70 000 employees worldwide the organisation is a leading manufacturer of electrical, electronic and fiber optic connectors, the second largest manufacturer of electrical connectors worldwide.
Amphenol Tuchel Industrial GmbH has facilities in Europe, China and the US, and their competencies in R&D, sales and manufacturing helps the company offer technical solutions long-term partnerships with their customers. Amphenol Tuchel is the inventor of the plug connector for contacting airbag and belt tensioner modules.
Amphenol-Tuchel Electronics GmbH designs and manufactures electrical connectors, electronic connectors, and fiber optic connectors, coaxial and flat-ribbon cable, and interconnect systems. Amphenol-Tuchel Electronic offers airbag connectors; high power connectors, such as contacts, automotive high power solutions, and industrial high power solutions; and circular connectors, such as motion grade circular connectors.
The company also provides smart card connectors; mobile connectors, such as battery connectors, spring loaded connectors, clips, micro SIM connectors, SIM push readers, traceability pads, and micro SD connectors; and tools and accessories, including hand crimping tools, crimping machines, removal tools, and stripping tools. It serves automation, drives- and machine tool, automotive, wireless infrastructure, medicine technology, sensor, measurement and control technology, mobile, new energy, rail technology, and smart card markets. Amphenol-Tuchel Electronics GmbH was formerly known as Tuchel-Kontakt GmbH and changed its name to Amphenol-Tuchel Electronics GmbH in 1967.
Amphenol-Tuchel Electronics GmbH is located in Heilbronn, Germany, and holds a leading position in the market for plastic circular connectors, high current connectors, airbag connectors and hybrid connectors, along with SIM card readers used in mobile telephony. Its customers include global suppliers in machinery, plant and equipment construction, medical technology, the automotive industry and the mobile telephony sector. The company’s three business units – Industry, Automotive and Mobile Telephony – supply connectors made of plastic and metal for use in detachable electrical connections. Along with industrial applications in a wide range of equipment construction sectors, such as textile manufacturing systems, packaging machinery or printing presses, its connectors are also used in data and signal processing applications in communication equipment. They are integrated not only in chip card readers for payment systems and in speed recorders (tachographs) for trucks, but also in portable devices such as mobile phones, tablet PCs and GPS systems. Through its worldwide presence, Amphenol-Tuchel works in close collaboration with its customers on a local basis to produce customized connector solutions. Its development facilities in Heilbronn, the USA, India and China conduct continuous research, which contributes significantly to the company’s extensive expertise in the field of connectors for high current transmission in harsh environments. Product miniaturization represents another core technical competence. The company looks confidently to the future, specifically targeting the growing markets of electromobility, regenerative energy and automation technology. Ulrich Tuchel founded Tuchel Kontakt GmbH in Heilbronn in 1955. Right from the outset, the company focused on the production of electrical connectors. In 1967, following its acquisition by Amphenol-Borg GmbH, the business was renamed Amphenol-Tuchel Electronics GmbH.