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One27 SMT connector now offered with lagging contacts

Peiting, March 2020
Hot Swapping and Industrial Automation

The One27 with a 1.27-mm pitch is now also available with lagging contacts. Developers will be able to get the angled 12- to 80-pin male connectors starting March 2020. This makes it possible to simply change modules in industrial applications during live operation.

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ept at the embedded world 2020!

Nuremberg, February 2020
ept at the embedded world 2020!

We are at the embedded world once again! This time we will focus on HighSpeed, EMC, press-fit technology and much more.

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Maximum Flexibility with Data Transfer Rates of Up to 16 Gbps

Maximum Flexibility with Data Transfer Rates of Up to 16 Gbps

The Colibri® 0.5 mm-pitch SMT connectors from ept have guaranteed reliable data transfer rates between printed circuit boards (PCB) for high-speed applications for years. Pin counts of 40, 80, 120, and 160 will be available for applications of up to 16 Gbps as of the 2020 embedded world.

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ept Has Been Chosen as Innovator of the Year!

ept Has Been Chosen as Innovator of the Year!

Readers of the DESIGN&ELEKTRONIK magazine were impressed by the new ScaleX technology

Together with Phoenix Contact, ept was chosen as ‘Innovator of the Year’ in the electromechanics category for its ScaleX technology used in the new Zero8 connectors. The DESIGN&ELEKTRONIK glass trophy was handed over by the magazine’s editor, Ralf Higgelke, to Claus Guglhör from ept, who was beaming with joy, and Markus Sonderer from Phoenix Contact during the awards ceremony that took place at the Seehaus restaurant in the English Garden in Munich, Germany.

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ept achieves impressive results in Bishop Customer Satisfaction Survey

ept achieves impressive results in Bishop Customer Satisfaction Survey

The Bavarian connector manufacturer ept GmbH achieved outstanding results for the fifth time in a row in the customer satisfaction survey conducted by the market research firm Bishop & Associates. ept came in second place in the European rankings and scored even higher than it did in the 2017 survey.

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4,727 Euros for a good cause

4,727 Euros for a good cause –  ept employees donate raffle proceeds

The Christmas raffle organized by ept’s apprentices and employees raised 4,727 euros. 2,000 euros of that were donated to the St. Nikolaus Children’s Hospice in Bad Grönenbach in the German district of Unterallgäu. Another 2,000 euros were received by the mountain rescue team of Steingaden and Peiting. Finally, the Steingaden Middle School received a donation in kind in the form of a scroll saw valued at 727 euros.

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ept at the Electronica 2018 – Zero8 hologram a real visitor magnet

ept at the Electronica 2018 – Zero8 hologram a real visitor magnet

ept is again exhibiting at electronica, the world’s leading electronics convention. Our experts are free for consultations for visitors and interested parties who would like to have more information about our entire range of ept products within the printed circuit board and automotive sectors. Convince yourself of our wide range of solutions for your application and the outstanding quality of our products.

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How does electroplating work at ept Gmbh?

Peiting, Augsburg, August 2018
How does surface coating on connector contacts work?

ept invested in its first electroplating system back in 1985. Thanks to the boom in the telecommunications industry and the accompanying high demand for connectors in this sector, the company brought a second system into operation just five years later. During this period, ept significantly expanded its experience and expertise in the field of strip electroplating

Learn how surface coating works at ept GmbH.

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ept GmbH receives award from Continental AG

Berlin, 25. Juli 2018
ept GmbH receives award from Continental AG

ept GmbH has been singled out as best supplier by the Continental Automotive Group. The ‘Supplier Day 2018’ served as a venue for the reception of the supplier award for outstanding achievements in the “Plastic and Rubber” materials group.

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Growing ept Plant in Peiting

Groundbreaking ceremony for new expansion

Construction of a new expansion for ept GmbH in Peiting is underway. The connector manufacturer is increasing its working area by 4,600 m², spread over two floors.

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ept Awarded Supplier of the Year

Ostfildern, June 2017
Thomas Pilz presents the Pilz Award 2016 to Claus Guglhör, shareholder ept GmbH

Pilz GmbH & Co. KG presented its ‘2016 Pilz Award’ to the connector manufacturer
Automation company Pilz announced the recipients of the Pilz Award and lauded connector manufacturer ept GmbH, based in Peiting, Germany, as one of the five suppliers of the year for 2016. Thomas Pilz, managing director at Pilz, presented the award to Claus Guglhör, Sales Director and shareholder of ept GmbH, at the awards ceremony. In so doing, Thomas Pilz paid tribute in particular to the excellent level of quality of the products that ept supplies, the superior on-time rating for deliveries, and the spirit of cooperation with ept.

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New ept Plant is built in Habartov

Habartov, 06.12.2016
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In Habartov (Czech Republic) a new ept plant with 5000 m² production area and 1000 m² storage area and office space is built for the connector production.

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Investing in the Future: ept GmbH is expanding

Peiting, Buching, Augsburg, 02.03.2017
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ept GmbH, headquartered in Peiting, Bavaria, Germany, has been a family-owned business for more than 40 years, supplying not only the automotive industry, but also the industrial and communications sector with PCB connectors. All products are produced in-house, as ept GmbH is capable of handling all important manufacturing steps. These include product development, project planning, tooling and equipment, production (punching, electroplating, assembly, etc.) and also the provision of a comprehensive “all-in-one” service. With its plants in Germany, the Czech Republic, the US, and China, ept GmbH is also a major player in electrical connectors around the world.

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Expansion of ept’s Main Plant in Buching

Halblech-Buching, September 2013
ept Plant Buching

A groundbreaking ceremony led by the Guglhör family back in 2012 marked the symbolic beginning of the expansion of ept’s Buching plant. The founder, Bernhard Guglhör, and his son Thomas Guglhör, who is currently president of ept, made this move in response to increasing demand and a growing influx of orders for connectors.

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ept GmbH Receives an Award from Continental AG

Prague/Peiting/Augsburg/Halblech-Buching, August 2014
Thomas Guglhör, President of ept GmbH, with the award from Continental AG

ept GmbH received a Supplier Award from the Continental Automotive Group for its outstanding achievements in the area of ‘electromechanics/plastic-mechatronics.’ The award was presented to Thomas Guglhör, President of ept GmbH, by Dr. E. Degenhard, CEO of Continental AG, on 17 July 2014 during a suppliers conference in Prague.

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