Inside Connection: TTI Inc.
North American Headquarters Location: Fort Worth, Tex., USA
About the Company
TTI Inc., a Berkshire Hathaway company and a specialty distributor of interconnect, passive, and electromechanical components, provides an extensive range of related value-added services and the industry’s deepest in-stock inventory to customers and suppliers around the globe. Major customer market segments include aerospace, industrial automation, computer, telecommunications, commercial vehicles, and medical equipment.
At a Glance:
TTI has become the world’s leading connector specialist in the electronic component industry. It offers a world-class line card made up of the leading connector manufacturers. TTI maintains an extensive inventory and offers the best and broadest interconnect and wire management choices in the industry, meeting almost any customer requirement. The product line includes resistors, capacitors, connectors, potentiometers, trimmers, magnetics, circuit protection, filters, electromechanical, and discrete semiconductor devices.
The company’s basic strategy is to focus on stocking these products and striving to be the industry’s leading distributor from a service and reliability standpoint. It maintains an extensive inventory of DC power connectors, fiber optic connectors, I/O connectors, military connectors, transportation, RF, industrial, backplane, mezzanine connectors, and terminal blocks from the industry’s finest manufacturers. TTI also carries a broad range of wire management and identification products and associated application tooling. All TTI employees participate in company-wide training programs, which have helped create the most product-knowledgeable team in the industry. Additionally, customers can rely on the TTI sales team as a valuable resource of information and guidance.
Legacy Product of Note
TTI’s roots in the connector business lie in the military/aerospace/commercial aviation connector business, with almost 30 years of experience with these products. Commercial board-to-board and wire-to-board connectors came shortly thereafter. TTI is the leading global distributor for its suppliers of these products today, and they account for a large percentage of its global sales.
Marquis Product of Today
Today, just about any connector is available at TTI, but its fastest growing connector products lie in the area of transportation/automotive (housings and terminals, sealed and unsealed), industrial (terminal blocks, board-to-board, compact PCI, communications/Ethernet, IP 66, 67, 69, etc.), and high speed I/O and backplane connectors.
TTI’s primary areas of focus are in servicing and supporting contract manufacturers and wire harness/cable assembly manufacturers, industrial OEM customers, energy (including oil and gas, alternate, and renewable energy), military/aerospace and commercial aviation, communications, computer, consumer, medical, and lighting.
Value Added Services
TTI Inc. is registered to ISO 9001:2000 standards and offers a wide selection of electronic component value-added services to commercial and military customers. All assembly is performed in its state-of-the-art 55,000-square-foot dedicated facility. The assembly operation has achieved Six Sigma quality performance and maintains lead times well below the industry average. It is important to note that all TTI’s value-added services are manufacturer-authorized.