The Fischer family has created the technology group Conextivity to extend its expertise and innovation capabilities across the entire connectivity value chain
The Fischer family founded Conextivity® Group to meet the connectivity challenge posed by the emergence of new cross-functional and scalable ecosystems, from locally interconnected devices and sensors to cloud-managed IoT platforms. The group's R&D department, which has doubled in size over the last five years, is now strengthening its teams with new expertise, especially in signal integrity engineering, embedded electronics, the cloud and the IoT.
The family-owned technology group is accelerating the development of its two business activities, Fischer Connectors® and Wearin’®, towards the same entrepreneurial vision. The former is broadening its scope of activity to include electronics and building a production site in Portugal.
Wearin' is expanding its IoT solution and signing technology partnerships to improve the safety and efficiency of the connected human. In May Wearin was at the heart of a European civil protection exercise to test technologies available to first responders in the event of large-scale disasters.
‘Conextivity’: the family group’s new identity denotes an ambitious entrepreneurial and technological vision since it refers to the future of connectivity that Fischer Connectors and Wearin’ are co-creating in partnership with their customers. With double-digit annual growth, Conextivity Group is aiming for a billion Swiss francs in revenue within 10 years.
With this vision, summarized by the motto ‘Reimagining Connectivity’, the family-owned company, founded in 1954, is transforming itself from a connector supplier into a full-service partner for high-performance connectivity.
“Connectivity is of crucial importance in our hyper-connected world,” explains Jonathan Brossard, CEO since 2016 and belonging to the 3rd generation of the Fischer family. “When it is as efficient, reliable and innovative as ours, and when it is applicable to extremely demanding operating environments, connectivity plays a critical role. In this respect, our system-level engineering approach and our holistic vision for our industry expresses nothing less than our sense of responsibility: to reimagine connectivity that creates lasting value in the group's traditional and new markets.”
The connectivity challenge to be met
With its two business activities, Fischer Connectors and Wearin’, Conextivity Group offers a suite of products, solutions and services that span the entire connectivity value chain.
The goal is to meet the challenge posed by the ubiquitous rise of connected devices and sensors. These generate massive and exponential amounts of data and information to support decision making, especially in mission-critical applications as well as in the Internet of Things (IoT). The first technology challenge is to integrate end-to-end connectivity that establishes the physical connection between sensors and communication devices but ensures their need to be interoperable in increasingly demanding environments. There is the challenge of optimizing and harmonizing power and data flows at increasingly high performance and speed, and transmitting these data to the cloud infrastructures that enable them to be processed.
This combination of requirements in terms of performance, reliability, robustness and interoperability applies in particular in the cross-functional and scalable ecosystems found in mission-critical industries such as defence and security, medical, high-precision test and measurement instrumentation, robotics, first responders and wearables for the connected human.
Conextivity Group is a global technology group offering high-performance connectivity solutions that manage power and data flows seamlessly from sensors and devices to the cloud, enabling the emergence of new and scalable ecosystems. With nearly 600 people worldwide, four R&D centres and six manufacturing sites, the Swiss-headquartered group comprises two core businesses: Fischer Connectors and Wearin’.
Fischer Connectors designs, develops and deploys end-to-end interconnect solutions for ecosystems requiring local transfer and management of data, signals and power. Its tailored electronic solutions, connectors and cable assemblies are trusted globally for their reliability in demanding environments.
Wearin' creates IoT wearable solutions that enhance safety and efficiency by improving situational awareness and enabling a better coordination of connected humans such as lone workers, firefighters and first responders. It makes high-risk work environments safer and smarter with real-time insights from user-generated field data.