Würth Elektronik iBE GmbH, headquartered in Thyrnau near Passau (Germany), has acquired the family-run Büchele Group. With the merger, Würth Elektronik iBE will further strengthens their position as a market and technology leader in the automotive sector. As a result of this acquisition Büchele will get access to the internationally oriented distribution structure of Würth and the Würth Elektronik eiSos Group. Belonging to the Würth Group in the future will also mean even more extensive investment in technology and product development, thus creating security for customers, the company and its employees.With the purchase, Würth Elektronik iBE aims to further expand its position as a market and technology leader in the field of electronic EMC components and inductors for automotive applications. The company has been a partner for automobile suppliers since 1982 and with its five production sites and two sales offices is now present on almost all the important markets.”Additional added value will be generated through the Büchele Group merger allowing us to accompany our customers from the very first product idea through to series production with even greater competence and efficiency”, the managing directors of Würth Elektronik iBE, Thorsten Jordan and Rainer Schätzl, explain. “By acquiring the Büchele Group, we combine the excellent manufacturing technologies of both companies, as well as automation and product expertise, unified with an unrivaled service and added value concept”, the managing directors continue.