Galco announces distribution partnership with Schaltbau


MADISON HEIGHTS, Mich. – Galco Industrial Electronics, a global distributor of industrial electronic components, announced a new strategic distribution partnership with Schaltbau.

Building on a very long and successful history of supplying safety critical DC switching components to the rail industry, Schaltbau is one of the leading international suppliers of safety electromechanical components for emerging markets such as new energies, new industries, electric mobility and the automobile.

“At Galco, we are constantly evolving and evaluating future trends to better serve our customers,” said Bill Abbe, vice president of marketing at Galco. “Partnering with Schaltbau will allow us to meet the growing demand from customers in the automotive and transport sectors.”

Galco will offer Schaltbau products, including its best-selling C310 series of bi-directional DC contactors and its series of LV charging connectors. You can see the full product line at

“We continue to see growth in the market for renewable energy systems and a steady increase in electric vehicle production, making switching DC loads an important safety topic. Our high-quality, bi-directional DC contactors ensure consumer safety at charging stations and electric vehicles, while our LV connectors are ideal for fast charging applications,” said Jim Tullo, president of Schaltbau North America. “Aligning with Galco was a logical step for us as we grow our business so that we can continue to provide a high level of customization and expertise to our customers.”

In addition to their partnership, Galco will co-host exhibit space with Schaltbau during The Battery Show at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi, Michigan, September 13-15.


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