Industrial distribution specialist Kaman Distribution Group, Bloomfield, Conn., has signed a national distribution agreement with Rittal GmbH & Co. of Germany. The deal agreement is an extension of a relationship that began more than 20 years with Zeller Electric, a business Kaman acquired in 2012. The new agreement includes all 250-plus Kaman locations including Minarik, Zeller and Kaman Industrial Technologies’ locations.
“This relationship is a great fit for both Kaman and Rittal. They are aggressively developing new product innovations, and have a solid history of marketing those products very well. Over the past few years, Rittal has quickly grown to have industry-leading lead times, configuration tools, best-in-class products, and 50-70% higher efficiency ratings than their competitors,” said Steve Smidler, president of Kaman Distribution. “These factors, and the longstanding relationship with Zeller, convinced both parties this relationship will be mutually beneficial.”