MH Connectors 30th Anniversary
Back in 1985, my good friend and business partner Ingvar Hagborg and I, along with a couple of other colleagues, had a vision to manufacture the highest quality pressed metal components and electronic connector products into Europe and beyond. We formed our own company, which later became MH Connectors (McKee Hagborg) which was now entirely owned by Graham McKee and Ingvar Hagborg. The formula was very successful and by the mid 1990’s we had made a substantial business within the UK and also in the Nordic area. Later, we created MH Connectors in France and launched sales organisations into Asia. Ingvar Hagborg had many years’ experience of product design and manufacturing, and with this expertise, we never compromised on our vision to create the highest quality products. I focused on sales and customer acquisition, partnering with many of the large high service distributors such as RS and Farnell who recognised the strength of the MH brand. After many successful years and many new products we made the easy decision in 2010 to sell MH Connectors, and the rights to the brand name, to the prestigious EDAC Group. We had always admired the Canadian connector group and their philosophy, which matched ours – Quality First. We knew that the company we had built was in good hands. Both Ingvar Hagborg and myself are still following the success of MH Connectors, part of the EDAC Group, and are still in regular communication with our friends and colleagues who
continue to work there. Since 2010, EDAC has invested in new production facilities and has increased the capacity and ranges of the MH Brand.
It’s great to hear that 2014 was a record year for MH Connectors. Alongside the MH manufactured connectors and hoods, we also worked in the UK and France as a distributor for Amphenol LTW waterproof connectors and BEL Stewart Connectors. Today, MH Connector’s relationship with both these premium brands is strong, and MH Connectors continue to work with these. As with all industries, MH has competitors who imitate and some even try to use the MH name, but rest assured on behalf of myself Graham McKee, and my lifelong friend Ingvar Hagborg, there is only one MH Connectors, and they are alive, growing and successful. It gives me great pleasure to wish MH Connectors a happy 30th birthday!
Best Company Award
MH Connectors has been awarded the “EDAC Group Best Performing Company” award for the year ending September 2015.
MH Connectors attended Electronica and showcased a vast array of interconnect solutions. Approximately 73,000 trade visitors from more than 80 countries attended the fair in Munich. Making it one of the largest - must attend events in Europe for the electronics industry. We were pleased to welcome existing customers and a large number of new customers to our bright and airy stand shared with sister companies Norcomp and EDAC and MH Connectors make up the EDAC group of companies, who were celebrating 50 years in business. On show was a snapshot of solutions we are able to offer including new and innovative waterproof connectors, alongside many established favorites like edge card, D sub, USB – A, B, & C Types and HDMI. We were also able to showcase a number of custom applications where products have been engineered to meet customers’ demands for high reliability applications, like wind turbines, data storage, and measuring instrumentation. All custom made solutions are engineered to meet customer’s specific needs and challenges.