Austin Taylor to Join Forces with Suttle

Posted by on September 7th, 2011

Minneapolis, MN, September 7, 2011 — Austin Taylor Communications, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Communications Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: JCS), announced today that it will join forces with Suttle, Inc., another CSI subsidiary; located in Bethesda, Wales, United Kingdom. Austin Taylor Communications is a highly respected manufacturer of telecommunication products designed primarily to British standards with over 60 years of experience. The integration into Suttle will help Austin Taylor better serve an increasingly international customer base with a more diverse product offering and deeper development of relationships with customers in the United Kingdom and across Europe. Austin Taylor Communications’ product lines will be available immediately under the “Austin Taylor by Suttle” brand name.

“We look forward to integrating Austin Taylor’s staff, network of distributors, and customers into the Suttle family. Furthermore, we are excited about leveraging Austin Taylor’s strong position in the European market into Suttle’s plan for expanding our marketing reach with our new home distribution product platform,” said Bruce Blackwood, Vice President and General Manger for Suttle. “We will help Austin Taylor provide support to an existing customer base while developing new products for the market.”

As part of this transition, Austin Taylor’s metalwork facility has been sold and will be separated into a dedicated manufacturing operation called Austin Taylor Manufacturing Ltd. This new entity will focus on production of metal enclosures and related products for ICT cabling installations. Although the new business is separately owned, it remains unchanged with the same design and quality personnel. The operation will continue at their current North Wales facility. Austin Taylor Communications by Suttle and Austin Taylor Manufacturing will retain a relationship and both will work to ensure customers receive the high service levels to which they are accustomed.

About Suttle

Suttle offers a broad range of critical components for premise and outside plant networking. We focus on delivering innovative, flexible, easy-to-use solutions, and solid customer support and partnerships while reducing the overall cost of ownership. Experience from the last century, innovation for the next. With over 100 years of experience, Suttle is a proven leader in the development and delivery of innovative solutions. We understand the strategic potential of your network, and we work with customers to help achieve that full potential. The Company’s high quality products are backed by best-in-class customer service, a 25-year warranty on certified systems, and a free online training program for CEDIA and BICSI credit. An ISO 9001 & TL9000 registered communications company based in Hector, MN, Suttle is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Communications Systems, Inc., a publicly traded company (NASDAQ: JCS).
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Suttle Contact Info:
Mellissa Solin
Marketing Manager, Suttle
Telephone: 800-818-8531

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