MacLean polymer and porcelain cutout deal with SandC Electric
By Anthony Capkun
S&C Electric Co. and MacLean Power Systems have entered into a definitive agreement whereby MacLean will acquire certain assets related to S&C’s polymer fuse cutout line, and will be granted by S&C the exclusive rights to market and sell porcelain fuse cutouts in Canada and the States.
“This is a terrific combination: marrying the S&C fuse cutout with
MPS’s complementary products to better meet customer needs in the U.S.
and Canada while maintaining fuse cutout production in Suzhou to keep
S&C a strong competitor in overseas markets,” said John Estey,
president and CEO of S&C. “This will also allow our Canadian and
U.S. teams to focus more strongly on developing innovative new products,
including those for the smart grid.”
Type XS porcelain fuse cutouts will continue to be manufactured by
S&C in its Chinese facility and sold exclusively by MacLean under
its brand name. The assets related to the Type XS polymer fuse cutout
will be relocated to MacLean’s York, S.C., facility.
“Given MacLean’s desire to enter the cutout market, reaching this
agreement with S&C is the best-case scenario for MPS,” said Tom
Smith, president and CEO of MacLean. “We get to enter the market by
working with S&C, a recognized industry leader in technology,
quality, and customer service.”
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