Littelfuse is an industrial technology manufacturing company empowering a sustainable, connected, and safer world. Across more than 15 countries, and with 12,000 global associates, we partner with customers to design and deliver innovative, reliable solutions. Serving over 100,000 end customers, our products are found in a variety of industrial, transportation, and electronics end markets—everywhere, every day. Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, United States, Littelfuse was founded in 1927.
In 2010, we began leveraging our global leadership position in circuit protection to expand into the power control and sensing markets, largely by acquisition. By 2016, we exceeded $1 billion in annual sales and achieved our five-year strategic goal of delivering a 15% compound annual growth rate.
Additionally, we opened our European Headquarters in Bremen, Germany, and three US R&D centers focusing on industrial, automotive, and electronics applications.
Littelfuse continues its growth by investing in the future - through acquisitions and new product development that strengthen the company's global infrastructure - and by adding value to customer relationships. Our brands are the cornerstone of that investment and are our commitment to each customer. Offering some of the world's best known and top-performing brands in electronics, telecommunications, automotive and electrical, Littelfuse stands as the world's premier provider of circuit protection. See Electronic Product Selection Guide for more information on how Littelfuse world-leading products can provide the circuit protection solution you need.
Over the years, our acquisition activities have included: Suppression Products Group of the Harris Corporation / Semitron / Teccor Electronics, Inc. / WICKMANN Group and Pudenz / Catalina Performance Accessories, Inc. (Smart Glow Fuses) / Song Long Electronics Co., Ltd. / Concord Semiconductor / SurgX Corporation / Startco Engineering / Shock Block, Inc. / Cole Hersee Company / Selco A/S / ACCEL AB / Hamlin, Inc. / SymCom, Inc. / Sigmar SRL / TVS diodes, switching thyristors, and ignition IGBT product lines of ON Semiconductor / Menber's S.p.A. / Circuit Protection Devices business of TE Connectivity / Temperature sensors and assemblies of U.S. Sensor Corporation / Littelfuse Completes Acquisition of Monolith Semiconductor / Littelfuse Completes Acquisition of IXYS Corporation