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The Balver Zinn Group Appoints Powell Industries in North America

July 2015

Cobar Solder Products a member of the Balver Zinn Group is pleased to announce the appointment of Powell Industries as an Exclusive Distributor for the majority of North America. 

Cobar Solder Products has signed Powell Industries to represent the entire portfolio of branded solder products. Interest has been especially high for the Balver Zinn Cobar SN100C® complete range of products, which has been improving electronic manufacturing processes globally for a number of years.

 Powell Industries as an Cobar Solder Products Exclusive Distributor covering: California, Arizona, New Mexico, Oregon, Washington, Utah, Colorado, Montana, Wyoming and Canada and will be a Non-Exclusive distributor for the rest of North America.

 Director of Business Development Bill Yager explains that the Balver Zinn Group is pleased to have Powell Industries part of the Americas Cobar Solder Products Team because of Powell Industries position in the market and their Teams dedicated service and support to the valued customers.  

 The addition of the Balver Zinn and Cobar branded products, will afford Powell Industries the opportunity to offer customers optimized soldering solutions and the highest quality of soldering materials at competitive market price stated Michael A. Powell, President of Powell Industries.

 Powell Industries is based in Tukwila, Washington with offices in Portland Oregon, Spokane, Seattle and Salt Lake City Utah. For more information about Powell Industries, visit

 Cobar Solder Products Inc. is the U.S. division of the Balver Zinn group.

Balver Zinn and Cobar offer solder bar, solder wire, solder flux, gel flux, cleaner, solder paste and miscellaneous soldering products.  For more information about the company’s complete range of solder materials, please visit or

Simplimatic Automation Appoints New Sales Representitive Group to Expand Customer Base in the Northwest United States

Simplimatic Automation, a leading provider of conveyors and automation for the electronics assembly industry, has appointed a new manufacturing sales representative group for the Pacific Northwest and Rocky Mountain regions of the United States. Powell Industries, headquartered in Tukwila, Washington, will provide sales representation for Simplimatic’s PWB Conveyors in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Colorado and Utah.

“Powell Industries is an experienced manufacturer’s representative agency that maintains a core confidence level among its customer base,” said Thomas DiNardo, President of Simplimatic Automation. “We look forward to having Powell Industries act as a trusted extension of the Simplimatic team.

About Simplimatic Automation
Simplimatic Automation has been a leader in material handling systems since 1965. The company designs and manufactures conveyor and specialty material handling systems and automation for the semiconductor, electronics, packaging, assembly, pharmaceutical and automotive industries.



Integrated Ideas & Techology partners with Powell Industries

Integrated Ideas & Technologies is proud to announce its new alliance with Powell Industries, a Manufacturers representation company based out of Washington. Powell Industries has representation in 6 states, including Utah, California, Washington, Oregon, Montana and Idaho and boasts a knowledgeable and significant work force, capable of meeting our clients every need.

We look forward to our new association with this proven company and feel that it will only further strengthen, what we feel is already the most customer service driven company in the industry.

If you are an IIT, Inc. client in Powell Industries territory and would like further information about your new representative and what they have to offer, please visit their website at, or call me with any question you may have.

Welcome Powell Industries, here is to a great upcoming year at IIT, INC!

Stephanie Henninger
Director of Technical Services

Integrated Ideas & Technologies, Inc.


Datapaq partners with Powell Industries

Datapaq, Inc. has announced that Powell Industries of Issaquah, WA is the manufacturers representative for their Reflow Tracker Temperature Profiling System products in the States of Washington, Oregon, Idaho and the Province of British Columbia.

Manufacturers can contact Mike Powell of Powell Industries at 425-531-0802 ( or Datapaq's Rich Burke at 978-988-9000 (

Founded in 1991, Powell Industries provides process solutions in the electronics manufacturing industry as both a manufacturer's representative for capital equipment and as a local stocking distributor.

Founded in 1984, Datapaq is now an industry leader for temperature measurement and analysis systems. With the use of the most advanced and highly tested techniques for accurately gathering and storing information, Datapaq has created industry specific standards to analyze, synthesize and report information in a precise, succinct manner.


Speedline Technologies taps Powell Industries to enhance distribution, services in Pacific Northwest, British Columbia

Speedline Technologies has announced a business partnership agreement with Powell Industries that will enhance Speedline's solutions and services network in the Pacific Northwest U.S. and British Columbia, Canada.

Since 1991, Powell Industries has specialized in providing the right combination of products, services, and technology support to assist companies involved in the manufacture and assembly of printed circuit boards. Effective immediately, Powell Industries will represent Speedline Technologies in the states of Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Montana, and in the Canadian province of British Columbia.

"Mike Powell and his team are well-known in the industry for their experience, solid support network, and reputation for quality service. There is no stronger partner to assist us providing the best possible solutions and service to our customers throughout the region," said Jeff Mogensen, Speedline Technologies Vice President of Americas Sales.

Headquartered in Issaquah, Wash., Powell Industries has additional offices in Tukwila and Spokane, Wash., and Beaverton, Ore.

For more information, contact Mike Powell of Powell Industries, 13353 202nd Ave. SE, Issaquah, WA 98027; telephone: 425-226-4594; e-mail:; and on the Net at: