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Tecate Industry's Expanded Distribution Agreement With Maxwell Technologies Includes Asia

Contract Covers Sales of Full Lines of Ultracapacitor

 Cells, Multi-Cell Modules and Accessories


San Diego, CA, September 3, 2008…Tecate Group, a leading global supplier of ultracapacitors and capacitors, announced the latest expansion of their distribution agreement with Maxwell Technologies, a leading developer, and manufacturer of ultracapacitors, which deliver innovative, cost-effective energy storage and power delivery solutions.  Already an authorized distributor in North America and India, the new agreement adds the sales and supply chain services pertaining to Maxwell’s full ultracapacitor portfolio within Greater China and Hong Kong, along with the ASEAN countries including Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam.  Aside from providing an additional sales channel for Maxwell’s ultracapacitors, the contract enhances both Tecate’s and Maxwell’s ability to offer a complement of design and logistical support to customers in the Americas, in collaboration with their Asian contract manufacturing partners. 


Maxwell Technologies’ ultracapacitor offering features RoHS-compliant parts in a broad range of sizes and modular configurations.  Notably, their Boostcap®Series of cells, modules, and accessories are widely employed in such applications as consumer electronics, hybrid cars, and renewable energy sources.  Their power-modules are commonly specified for use in UPS, telecommunications, lighter duty industrial electronics applications, as well as consumer products.  Tecate’s PowerBurst®  ultracapacitor modules, featuring Maxwell components, will now also be marketed throughout Asia.  Orders for prototype and full production quantities are accepted on Tecate’s online store.


“The expansion of our long-standing partnership with Maxwell to include Asia is a significant step in our global approach to satisfy the requirements our customers,” commented Tom Wight, Tecate Group’ group director of sales.  “From design through delivery, we are now able to provide the Asian ultracapacitor marketplace with the same industry-leading support our North American and Indian customers have come to expect from us.  Tecate places a high value on partnering with companies of Maxwell’s caliber, and are excited about the new opportunities afforded our broad customer base by this strategic agreement.”


Brian Eichler, director of sales and marketing for Asia at Maxwell Technologies stated, “Maxwell is particularly focused on providing distribution customers with design-in and value added services to assist them in speeding-time-to-market and maintaining competitive pricing without sacrificing quality.  Michael Liedtke, vice president of business development at Maxwell, added, “Tecate’s proven ability to help customers achieve these goals through varied supply chain initiatives, combined with their highly effective demand creation model, makes them the ideal partner for Maxwell’s ultracapacitor solutions.  We’re confident that the decision to add Asia to the distribution agreement will prove extremely successful.”