A subsidiary of defense contractor LITTON INDUSTRIES, INC. has acquired for an undisclosed amount TARUTIN CO., LTD., a manufacturer of paste solder and soldering products for Japan's consumer electronics and automotive industries. Headquartered in Tokyo with a plant there and in Narita, the 60-employee Tarutin had revenues of approximately $17 million in the year through September 1998. It counts among its customers some of the biggest Japanese consumer electronics and automotive parts suppliers. Tarutin now is part of LITTON-WESTREX CO.'s worldwide Kester Solder Division.
An exchange rate of ¥120=$1.00 was used in this report.aaaaaa