Partnership Helps Supply Chain Issues with Components

A new partnership is helping solve supply problems for backshells, battery lugs, and related components.

Intercable, a prominent global manufacturer of back shells, bus bars, battery lugs and plastic parts, is partnering with distributor Eurotech Direct to bring a sustainable reliable supply chain for these high-demand components to the domestic automotive market.

Recently a large portion of the backshell/adapter market became unavailable after Schlemmer, a former manufacturer of these components, claimed bankruptcy. The partnership between Eurotech and Intercable aims to fill the space left by the Schlemmer departure.

The partnership will offer these components at what the companies believe to be competitive global pricing. Full expert technical support will be available across multiple time zones from Eurotech. The partnership also promises consistency of supply for these components as neither has ever been the source for line-down issues across their customer bases.

“When COVID affected global supply chains, we were still able to supply our customers with everything they needed because of our standard and the relationships we have,” Jeff Gross, Vice President of Operations at Eurotech, explained.

Intercable Automotive History

Founded in 1972 with an expertise in the processing of plastics, Intercable has been developing and producing cable protection systems for the automotive industry since the early 1990s. In those early days, the company was a Tier 3 supplier. Through extensive product development and focus on customer support, the company has established itself as a solid Tier 1 supplier. Headquartered in South Tyrol, Italy, Intercable now has plants in Slovakia and China. They are a vital supplier of high-current components for e-mobility.

With many years’ experience in processing thermoplastics, Intercable’s cable protection systems are found in almost all car brands. They develop and produces components for trucks, agriculture, and special purpose vehicles. The company also produces a vast array of fasteners, clips, connectors, molded parts for cable protection systems, and, cable ducts.

The addition of connection systems, and specifically backshell components, to the product range has proved to be of great value to Intercable’s customers, especially with today’s dire supply chain issues. In addition to backshells, the company also produces fastening clips, battery clamps, ring terminals and manifolds to provide strain relief for the branching of wires using conduit.

Great Fit With Eurotech

Eurotech is a leading distributor of engineered products used in the North American automotive and commercial vehicle industries. They are a key supplier of products to support electrical wiring systems with extensive experience in the NAFTA automotive market. Their strength lies in a growing and technically capable sales force, offering wide representation in the North American and international markets. With an extensive knowledge of industry standards, Eurotech has established a comprehensive array of testing capabilities

Partnership Promises Supply Chain Reliability

Eurotech and Intercable firmly believe that this new distributor partnership will bring a sustainable, reliable supply chain for backshells, bus bars, battery lugs and plastic parts to the domestic automotive market. In light of the many companies that have left the market, Eurotech and Intercable are confident that this new relationship fills an essential space, allowing OEMs improved visibility of their supply chains and the elimination of issues related to these products. “Eurotech was built on excellent customer service and the quality of our product portfolio. Eurotech’s team and the organizations we’ve chosen to partner with reflect the same standard we use for customer service and quality,” Gross asserted.

For more information, contact Eurotech at:  [email protected] or +1-330-467-0205.