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PREMO Group, the major Spain based manufacturer of Inductive Components, EMC Filters, and Planar Transformers , announces the appointment of Power Products International Ltd as their exclusive Distributor for the UK and Ireland.

Jorge Hermoso, Sales Director for PREMO Group commented “With our product developments for renewable energies and power protection and control we believe Power Products International are our ideal partner; the synergies between the existing PPI line card and PREMO products are substantial”

Geoff Robinson of PPI says” Components from Premo Group perfectly complement our current product portfolio and we have already seen an acceptance of these from within our existing customer base, products of particular interest are Power Magnetics including Planar Transformers, Current Transducers and EMC / Power-Line Filters.” He added “I am convinced that our partnership with PREMO Group will benefit both companies as the UK market recovers”.

This partnership will greatly enhance PREMOs’ presence in the UK and Ireland thanks to PPI excellent position in these areas. This affords PREMO an opportunity to offer a better service and support to their existing customer base, as well as to grow with new potentials that an expert local partner can provide them with.

With this agreement, the Spanish company expects to increase its sales volume in these areas up to 2 million euro in the next two years.


Premo Group was founded in 1962 and employs 500 people worldwide. The headquarters is located in Barcelona, Spain. A global network of sales offices and manufacturing centres guarantees fast and competent worldwide customer support and service.

The main competences are designing, manufacturing and supplying standard or custom made inductive components for the electronics market. A wide range of products as RFID transponder coils, EMC filters, current sensing components, planar transformers, and chokes cover most applications in the different market sectors.


About PPI

For more than a quarter of a century Power Products International Ltd. (PPI) has been at the forefront in Power Semiconductor Distribution and Power Semiconductor Assemblies. With a focus on engineering support and a dedication to Customer Service PPI have a loyal and expanding customer base in the UPS, Traction, Drives and Renewable Energies sectors

New Semikron 1200 Volt IGBTs available from PPI Ltd.

A new low-inductance 1200V IGBT module series, for use in AC/DC converters in the 20 to 300kW power range, has been introduced by Semikron.

The Semitrans modules are available with Fuji fifth-generation V-IGBT chips as an alternative to IGBT4 chips. The very low 15nH module inductance offers two advantages: 50V higher DC link voltage than in competitor modules, due to the lower switching over-voltages; plus faster and softer IGBT switching producing lower switching losses, boosting overall efficiency

In addition to the existing Semitrans modules with IGBT chips from Infineon, Semitrans modules now also are available with V-IGBT’s from Fuji, offering a blocking voltage of 1200V. The new V-IGBT based modules are available in three different sizes, a total of eight different power classes and three switching topologies, with rated currents of 150A to 600A. Semitrans 3 and 4 modules are very low-inductance modules with a module inductance of just 15nH. The typical IGBT switching speed of 5000A/µs results in a module overvoltage of just 75V. Competitor products produce on average module over-voltages of between 90V and 125V. The modules come in single-switch, half-bridge or chopper topology for inverters in industrial drives or any other application area.


“SEMIKRON has seen significant growth over the past two years, both internationally and in the UK, and consequently have reviewed how best we can service our customers with regard to stock and material logistics, faster lead times plus product support. This process has seen a new central European warehouse set up twelve months ago, and the implementation of direct deliveries to customers where transportation costs are economical.”

“We are however mindful of the longstanding objective SEMIKRON has, of supporting all of our customers, from individual users through to OEMs. To ensure the continuity of this goal, we have appointed Power Products International Ltd (PPI Ltd) as our franchised UK distributor. This agreement includes a range of working stock and direct supply to our current customers that require infrequent and short term deliveries, and where transport costs would not justify direct shipment from the central hub.”

“PPI are well known in the industry and, working very closely with SEMIKRON, will, I am sure, prove to be an excellent supplier to you. SEMIKRON see PPI effectively as an extension to our sales team and will support them in every way.”

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