German based distributer, Rutronik Elektronische Bauelemente and Panasonic Industrial ­Europe have extended their franchise contract on a pan-European basis. It includes components, batteries and optical disc drives. With it’s products specifically designed for the need of industrial customers, Panasonic Industrial Europe, a subsidiary of Panasonic Europe Ltd, ­addresses the key markets for Automotive, AV/Communication, Appliance, Industry & Devices and Factory Solutions Divisions.

“We value Panasonic as a supplier of high quality products and outstanding technical support”, explains Markus Zuehlke, Marketing Director of Passive ­Components at Rutronik. “For example, the SP polymer electrolytic capacitors with their very low ESR-value are an interesting alternative to tantalum capacitors. The extension of our franchise agreement is based on our excellent cooperation, which we intensified over the year.”