OWC acquires InXtron, maker of Thunderbolt and USB storage enclosures

OWC has acquired InXtron, which specializes in the design and manufacturing of high-speed Thunderbolt and USB external storage enclosures, connectivity solutions like docks and PCI expansion boxes, and digital signage solutions. 

InXtron's engineering, supply chain, warehousing, marketing, sales and support staff are headquartered in Taiwan. Today's news follows OWC's Jan. 3 announcement that it had acquired Akitio, a premium external computer storage products and accessories brand. As a result of the acquisitions, OWC is now the manufacturer with the largest selection of Thunderbolt-compatible devices in the world, along with a broad array of premium, high-speed storage solutions, says Larry O'Connor, OWC founder and CEO.

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OWC also announced it is dramatically expanding its presence in Europe with the recent acquisition of Belgium-based distributor Trinity Distribution. The move includes a 15,000 square foot warehouse facility in Belgium and is expected to cut order fulfillment time for European customers from an average of seven days to two days, while bolstering local language technical and sales support for Europe.

The company also announced an expansion of its Woodstock, Illinois, headquarters and distribution center. Beginning in the spring of 2019, OWC expects to break ground on a planned 20,000 square foot addition currently under review. The new space will be used to expand OWC's distribution center and warehouse, as well as its light manufacturing and technology refurbishment capabilities.