About

History

Welcome to Buse Industries. Buse was formed in 1962 by Jack Buse as a distributor of electronic products. Shortly thereafter, the Company began doing light assembly in conjunction with its distribution business. As the business grew, more and more manufacturing and assembly capabilities were added.

Buse moved into this newly constructed facility in Bridgeton, Missouri, near Lambert St. Louis airport in 1995, Shortly thereafter, the building was expanded to its current level of approximately 60,000 square feet, with 55,000 square feet of manufacturing and warehousing, and about 5,000 devoted to office, training, tooling, and meeting areas.

The company was sold to Wynnchurch Capital by the Buse family in late 2000. Wynnchurch acquired several other companies, Connection Concepts Inc. (CCI), RBI, Elite Technologies, and Cleveland Cable and merged them into Buse over the ensuing eleven years of their ownership.

Current ownership took control on June 30, 2011 and consists of Capital for Business (CFB), the wholly owned subsidiary of Commerce Bancshares, Inc., a $22 billion regional bank holding company based in Kansas City, Missouri and Diamond States Ventures (DSV) based in Little Rock, Arkansas.  Both CFB and DSV are strongly focused on buying and building manufacturing and distribution companies in the Midwest and Southern US with a longer term focus that most private equity firms.  See the CFB brochure for more details.

On August 1, 2014, Buse acquired Custom Cable Assembly (formerly known as Electronic Harness Assembly), a division of BAC, Inc., which was formed in 1992 due to the increased migration of original equipment manufacturers (OEM’s) to an out-source solution for leading edge technology products. Custom Cable Assembly (CCA) focused on providing out-sourced solutions in the areas of wire harness and cable design, manufacturing, over-molding, termination, and modification. CCA discovered that in each instance where the OEM had selected out-sourcing as opposed to internal manufacturing, the selection criteria for an out-sourced solution centered on the candidates ability to manufacture leading edge products that could be manufactured with consistent high-quality, and could be delivered to OEM’s various work centers with flexibility, responsiveness, and at a a competitive price.  See CCA Press Release for more details.

Buse, Inc. has a strong positive track record in the industry by providing our customers with leading edge technology products, high quality, competitive pricing, delivery flexibility, and responsiveness. We are the leader of our industry in the areas of product design and manufacturing.  See the presentation entitled, "Why Buse?" for more details.

Buse is a proud member of the Wire Harness Manufacturing Association (WHMA); and the Electronic Representatives Association (ERA).

Vision

To become an integral and highly valued provider of “mission critical” interconnect solutions for a robust US-based manufacturing sector providing a wide array of high quality products designed to improve the quality of life in the global marketplace throughout the 21st Century.

Mission Statement

To be the premier US based provider of a broad array of wire and cable harness assemblies and related products used in medical devices, commercial products, industrial equipment, telecommunications and datacom installations, and military equipment , as measured by our stakeholders (customers, suppliers, employees and investors) based on our core values of honesty, fairness, respect and continuous improvement, and our core competencies of consistently high quality, reliable on time delivery, timely and effective engineering support, price competitiveness, excellent customer service and financial stability.

 

Buse Industries is a leading manufacturer of electro-mechanical and cable assemblies as well as a distributor of connectors, wire, cable and related accessories.

© 2015 BUSE Industries, Inc. All Rights Reserved. BUSE Industries is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Connection Concepts, Inc. BUSE Industries, 177 Northwest Industrial Court, Bridgeton, MO 63044.