Katek is now member of the Component Obsolescence Group Germany


Grassau, 31. Januar 2017 – Katek GmbH, a company of the Kathrein Group, has joined the industry interest group COG (Component Obsolescence Group) Deutschland e.V. The association not only allows an exchange of experience with other companies on obsolescence, but also supports the obsolescence management strategy.

Obsolescence refers to the non-availability of material, components, products or processes and their support. Especially for products which have to be produced and supported over many years, the availability of all components over the entire product life cycle is a decisive aspect. However, this becomes more and more difficult in respect to the ever shorter innovation cycles in electronics. However, by a forward-looking and careful planning, the effects of obsolescence and the related potentially high costs can be minimized.

Katek supports its customers through flexible and customized obsolescence management, which includes, for example, early information on planned discontinuation, the search for alternatives and residual stocks, and the initiation of re-designs.

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