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SL Industries: Power Electronics

November 24, 2014

SL Industries, Inc.  was founded in 1956 and is headquartered in Mount Laurel, New Jersey. The firm was first known as SGL Industries, Inc.  and changed its name to SL Industries, Inc. in September 1984.

The company, through its subsidiaries, designs, manufactures, and markets power electronics, motion control, power protection, power quality, and communication equipment mainly in the US. SL Industries does business in four segments: SL Power Electronics Corp. (SLPE), High Power Group, SL Montevideo Technology, Inc. (SL-MTI), and RFL Electronics Inc. (RFL).

The SLPE segment offers power conversion products under the SL Power Electronics, Condor, and Ault brands to the original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) of medical, industrial/instrumentation, military, and information technology equipment.

The High Power Group segments provides custom power conditioning and distribution units for OEMs of medical imaging, medical treatment, military aerospace, semiconductor, solar, and advanced simulation systems. This segment also provides harmonic filters, three-phase AC reactors, DC  link chokes, and motor protection filters, as well as designs and builds customer specific and custom products for special applications that are used in industrial plants, renewable energy facilities, and commercial buildings. This segment sells its products under the Teal and MTE brands.

The SL-MTI segment designs and manufactures high power density precision motors, which are used in various applications, including military and commercial aerospace, oil and gas, medical, and industrial products.

The RFL segment designs, and manufactures communication and power protection products/systems that are used to protect electric utility transmission lines and apparatus; and products and systems used by rail and railway industries, and offers system design, commissioning, training, customer service, and maintenance services.

SL Industries’ business strategy is to serve global market niches by providing highly engineered specialty products across a wide spectrum of power electronics and motion control applications. Each of the firm’s operating units seek to enhance growth and profitability through the penetration of attractive new markets, further improvement of operations through implementation of lean manufacturing principles and expansion of global capabilities.

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