A.E. Petsche

Demanding Environments Demand A.E. Petsche

Founded in 1966, A.E. Petsche Company is recognized as the world’s leading supplier of high-performance interconnect products and related services including wire and cable, connectors, and harness management components. An Arrow Electronics company since 2009, we now leverage virtually all of the top manufacturers and most advanced, proven technologies to provide standard and customized solutions for demanding defense, commercial aviation, and transportation applications.

As your supply chain partner, we believe it is our responsibility to contribute to your success – not just project by project but over the lifetime of our professional relationship. That’s why we bring to the table a proven offering of top manufacturers, global logistical solutions, in-house QPL-approved connector assembly, kitting, and wire customization including marking, stripping, and cutting. Beyond the products and services, A.E. Petsche helps you to work with integrity through our industry-leading customer service, high ethical standards, accurate information, and on-time delivery.

The industries we serve – Commercial Aviation, Defense, and Transportation – demand the highest level of quality from every link in the supply chain. A.E. Petsche’s rigorous inspection practices and certification to industry standards, including AS9120A and AS9100/ISO 9001, ensure the timely delivery of products that meet or exceed all relevant military and OEM specifications.


Trusted Experts in Defense, Commercial Aviation, and Transportation

Whether you’re designing for Military, Commercial Aviation, Rail, Ship, or Industrial applications, A.E. Petsche’s team of experts is here to guide your innovations on and around the harness – all 200 of us across 21 locations in 11 countries.

Our comprehensive portfolio of commercial aviation products includes RF and BMS 13 Boeing spec wire and cable, connectors, D-subminiature and circular connectors, high-speed data cable, fiber optic and twinax/triax cables, electrical wire harness with identification, sleeving and heat shrink tubing, backshells, terminals, high-speed relays, and more. A.E. Petsche specializes in components and value-added services for avionics, airframe, interior and in-flight entertainment, and engine, fuel management, and landing gear applications.

As veterans in military/defense interconnect products and solutions, we know that the right distributor brings more to the table than just the components. A.E. Petsche’s broad range of mil-spec and OEM specification products and services is designed for applications such as unmanned aircraft and drones, armored land vehicles, engines, sensors, communications equipment, missiles, ship building, and many others. And, our product offerings have complete traceability from the manufacturer, so you can rely on A.E. Petsche quality in the harshest environments.
A.E. Petsche Company has invested in a large profile of Rail Approved wire, cable, connectors and harness management products, which can be delivered with quick turnaround time from our warehouses across the globe. Our complete line-up of circular connectors, wire & cable (signal, power, data, multi-core), cable identification, cable protection, circuit breaker & fuses, power supplies, gigabit network switches, grommet edging, and more, is ideally suited to support prototyping, assembly, production, maintenance, and urgent customer requests.
A.E. Petsche, in partnership with Lectromec®, provides critical testing services including EWIS Risk and Extension Assessment, ARC Damage Analysis, and Aerospace Wire Degradation. Lectromec® helps you improve the safety and readiness of your air fleet and reduce costs associated with aircraft maintenance. With over 30 years of experience in wire and cable testing, evaluation, and analysis, A.E. Petsche and Lectromec® can help simplify your certification program with a wide variety of environmental, thermal, mechanical, and chemical test equipment.


We partner with industry-leading manufacturers and service providers to provide the most comprehensive range of wire and cable, connector, harness protection, RF, and electromechanical products.

Wire & Cable

High-performance wire and cable for demanding defense, commercial aviation, transportation, and industrial applications, including mil-spec, RG/coax, high-speed data, and OEM and European spec wire and cable products from the industry’s most trusted manufacturers.


Qualified Product Listed (QPL) and military-approved connector products, backshells, and contacts as well as off-the-shelf circular, rectangular, D-subminiature, fiber optic, ARINC, and RF mil-spec connectors.

Wire Harnesses

Cost-effective solutions for dressing and protecting critical electrical cable systems, including solder sleeves™, shrink tubing, molded parts, identification products, sleeving, aerospace tubing, terminals and splices, cable ties, and tools.

Committed to Quality

In the defense, commercial aviation, and rail and transportation industries, there is simply no room for error. Our certifications demonstrate our commitment to consistently provide high-quality interconnect products. In addition to the global distribution of wire, connector, and harness management products, we are a QPL-listed Mil-STD-790 category C value-add distributor of military spec connectors.

Additionally, we strive to meet or surpass all appropriate OEM and military specifications. Through strict process controls and compliance to industry standards, we provide the highest-quality products with the most transparent pedigree.

Value-Added Services

From C-Class QPL connector assembly to pre-marked wire/cable products, from kitting and custom harness management solutions to cutting, testing, and twisting, AEP provides custom interconnect solutions that reduce inventory, time to manufacture, and cost.

A.E. Petsche's Value-Added Services include:

Cutting and Stripping
Laser and Ink Jet Marking
Cable Identification and Labeling

Wire Spark Testing
Spiral Striping
Wire Twisting

Custom Kitting
Tubing, Scoring, and Perforation

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