Venkel Celebrates 25 Years "I can say with certainty that if it were not for our loyal customers and dedicated employees that we would not be where we are today. This great milestone, 25 years in business, is really about them more than anything else." April 28, 2011 2011 marks the 25th year that Venkel Ltd. has supplied OEMs, Contract Manufacturers, Distributors and Engineering Firms with Surface Mount Passive Components . The key to such longevity, and also to continued success, is the support of its customers and employees, said Anil Venkatrao, Co-Founder & President. Starting from the modest beginnings that we did, then growing rapidly through the boom years of the nineties, and then to be challenged with the downturn starting in 2001, I can say with certainty that if it were not for our loyal customers and dedicated employees that we would not be where we are today. This great milestone, 25 years in business, is really about them more than anything else, explained Mr. Venkatrao. Roberta Olp, President of Connor-Winfield, commented, Congratulations to all at Venkel for having reached your 25th year in business! You have been our supplier of Capacitors and Resistors during all this time, and we highly value our relationship with your company. Your service and support throughout this expanse of time has been very satisfactory and greatly appreciated! We extend our best wishes for many more years of continued operation and success. Venkel was founded in 1986 by the father and son team of Ravi and Anil Venkatrao in a small office located in an area of Austin, Texas that would eventually become known by many as Silicon Hills. With a product line that initially focused primarily on Surface Mount Capacitors and Surface Mount Resistors , the company grew the product line-up to include Inductors, Ferrite Beads, Thermistors and Choke Coils, enabling Venkel to effectively serve a broader base of customers operating in a wide range of markets. Early on, Venkel also established itself as a stronger partner to customers by offering an array of Value Added Services designed to help them more effectively manage the Supply Chain. Recently, the company saw revenues climb nearly 25% in 2010 over 2009. Mr. Venkatrao continued, Much has changed in our industry since 1986 but the one thing that has not changed is the need for great people and the impact they have on an organization. For us, that's meant not only our employees but also the people we work with every day, our customers, who have made 25 years in this business possible. We know the key to our continued success rests in our ability to find and nurture great customers and employees...Surface Mount Components including Capacitors, Resistors, Inductors, Ferrite Beads, Thermistors, Choke Coils and Resistor Networks. Founded in 1986, the privately-held, family-operated company provides components in prototype-to-production quantities as well as Supply Chain Management Services to OEMs, Contract Manufacturers, Distributors and Engineering Firms. Venkel is based in Austin, TX and has offices in California and Toronto, Canada.