Massachusetts-based electronics distributor Heilind Electronics announced this week that it will acquire New Jersey-based Interstate Connecting Components, which specializes in electronic components for the military and aerospace markets.

"We are very pleased to be welcoming ICC into the Heilind family," Robert W. Clapp, president of Heilind Electronics, said in announcing the deal January 3.  "ICC has long been a leader in customer service and technical support in the mil-aero industry and will greatly enhance Heilind's ability to support customers in that marketplace."

ICC is a privately held company serving electronics OEMs and contract manufacturers in the military and aerospace industries from its Lumberton, New Jersey headquarters and through its network of sales offices in New York, Alabama, New Mexico and California.

"Heilind Electronics is the preeminent distributor of commercial electronic connectors and we at ICC are thrilled to be joining the organization," ICC president said Scott Jacobs said.  "We are excited at the prospect of bringing Heilind's substantial financial, process, service, and supplier resources to bear for the benefit of ICC's customers."

The acquisition follows Heilind’s purchase last year of Kotek Eletro Electronica, a leading distributor of electronic components in Brazil serving electronics OEMs and contract manufacturers from its headquarters in Sau Paulo.