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Hi-Rel Acquires Sofield Manufacturing

Hi-Rel Acquires Sofield Manufacturing

ESSEX, CTJanuary 14, 2016 – Hi-Rel Group announced that it has acquired Sofield Manufacturing, a leading manufacturer of precision metal components for the microelectronic packaging industry. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Founded in 1990, in Ridgefield Park, NJ, Sofield Manufacturing is an industry leader specializing in deep draw stamping, progressive die work, and custom EDM and CNC services with capabilities in lapping, tumbling and deburring.  Sofield’s intricate designs support the needs of high reliability microelectronics customers in the medical, industrial, semiconductor and defense / aerospace industries.

Per Rick Ferraid, Hi-Rel’s Chairman and CEO, “This is a significant development for Hi-Rel in that we have the opportunity to complement our product portfolio with that of one of our most valued suppliers. Sofield Manufacturing’s engineering and quality capabilities are second to none and the two companies have enjoyed a close working relationship that extends many years.  We look forward to working together now as one company and welcoming Sofield employees to our Essex, CT facility.”

Harold Sofield, CEO of Sofield Manufacturing said, “Teaming with Hi-Rel is the next logical step to further support our customer base. Given the relationship between the two companies we believe this will be a seamless transition for both the business and Sofield employees.  We can’t wait to get started in Essex.”

Founded in 1976 and headquartered in Essex, Connecticut, the Hi-Rel Group, LLC is a leading manufacturer of highly specialized metal components for the microelectronic packaging industry. The Hi-Rel Group includes the following affiliates: Hi-Rel Products, LLC based in Essex, Connecticut, Hi-Rel Lids, Ltd. based in Harleston, Norfolk, England, and Hi-Rel Alloys, ULC based in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada. The company provides a necessary enabling technology for the manufacture of hermetically sealed electronic components, which are used to support high reliability, mission critical devices and systems. Hi-Rel’s products include hermetic microcircuit packaging lids, ring frames, brazing alloys, thermal management products, getter assemblies, as well as other products and services for the aerospace, defense, optical networking, petrochemical and medical industries.

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