ERNI Electronics Pivot Operations to Assist During the COVID-19 Crisis

Press Release Summary:

  • ERNI Electronics is pivoting its operations to assist with the manufacturing needed duringthe COVID-19 pandemic
  • The company will be producing cable assemblies that are needed in, in demand medical equipment such as ventilators and respirators

Original Press Release:

ERNI connectors are contributing to the COVID-19 fight

Connector company, ERNI Electronics, has realigned operations to support new demands in the fight against COVID-19

Midlothian, VA, April 20, 2020- ERNI Electronics, a global electronic connector manufacturer and distributor, has realigned operations to support production of cable assemblies needed for essential medical equipment in the fight against COVID-19. The group has customers adjusting orders to pull in larger than typical annual volumes in mere weeks and ERNI has adjusted priorities and staffing to support them. Between a strong supply chain and a realignment of both physical and human resources, this long time medical supplier has been able to support these demands for products needed in many critical devices such as ventilators, respirators, portable oxygen concentrators and more. 

“Our new facility was established with flexibility in mind,” says Bill Knable, President of ERNI Electronics – Americas. “This has been beneficial as we’ve shifted from small lots and prototypes to large volumes of cable assemblies that support the urgent demands for these life-saving products. Our flexibility doesn’t stop with the facility though. We have had team members transfer from administrative and IT roles to production in order keep up with these demands. I am very proud of our ERNI Americas team – we’re working remote where we can, learning a new way of collaborating, practicing social distancing and following guidelines for safe production for our essential production and fulfillment personnel. Our approach is “together we do achieve more” and even during these trying times, we are proving that to be true.” 

ERNI Electronics has a wide range of robust yet miniaturized connectors and cable assemblies that are used in medical applications. Among the favored choices include the 1.27mm pitch SMC, the 1.0mm pitch MicroSpeed (shielded), and the 1.27mm MiniBridge. ERNI sells its products direct and through a number of approved channel distribution partners. 

About ERN

Established in 1947, headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland, and privately held, ERNI Electronics is a market leader in the development and production of electrical connectors, cable assemblies, plus cable housings and enclosures. With locations in over 40 countries, ERNI is a leading global manufacturer and supplier of quality connectors for the automotive, industrial, medical, and communications fields, among others. Locally, ERNI Americas’ headquarters are in Midlothian, VA, from which the group provides customer support, administration and fulfillment services for local and global customers. For more information about the company, please visit

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