Littelfuse Acquires Western Automation Research and Development
February 6, 2023
Littelfuse, Inc. has recently announced it has acquired Western Automation Research and Development Limited (“Western Automation”). Headquartered in Galway, Ireland, WA is a designer and manufacturer of electrical shock protection devices used across a broad range of high-growth end markets, including e-Mobility off-board charging infrastructure, industrial safety and renewables.
“Western Automation is a provider of premium technology solutions for electrical fault detection, with an outstanding reputation for innovation, quality and customer service,” said Peter Kim , Senior Vice President and General Manager, Littelfuse Industrial Business. “This acquisition accelerates our growth in e-Mobility off-board charging infrastructure and further expands our capabilities into broader industrial markets and applications where we can better serve our global customer base. We are excited to welcome Western Automation associates to the Littelfuse team as we continue to execute on our long-term growth strategy in an increasingly electrified world.”
WA has annualized sales of around $25 million and will be reported within the company’s Industrial reporting segment. The company does not expect the acquisition to have a material impact to its 2023 financial results.