Nicomatic - Pioneering and Innovating Spirit Anchored in its DNA

Issue 74

A worldwide reference in micro-connectors designed for harsh environments and advanced interconnect solutions ; Subsidiary Nicomatic Turkey Ltd : Hub of Middle East & Africa Region 

Nicomatic is a French family SME business that was created in 1976. Its original activity was micro-screw machining, which still is a strong industry in the Haute-Savoie region (South-East France).  Nicomatic started out as a trading company with a strong focus on export sales for machined parts with diameters below 3mm, before growing to become a 100% integrated company & a global connector specialist. 

Today, all products are manufactured in-house with special expertise in stamping, molding, screw-machining, assembly & cabling. 

Nicomatic Group is a recognized player in the connector field specializing in niche markets with miniaturized rectangular connectors and high density solutions (2mm pitch) for harsh environments, low profile MIL connectors, cabling for harsh environment and FFC flat cables. Its main use markets are defense, avionics, medical & the membrane switch industry. A growing number of space applications is listed with our technologies such as the “Jade Rabbit” of the Chinese space program or the ExoMars  searching for signs of life program in collaboration with the European Space Agency (ESA).

The company had 300 staff at the end of 2016, (30M€ consolidated turnover in 2016).  Its Headquarters are in France at the Bons-en-Chablais site (Haute-Savoie) which is located a few kilometers from Geneva. 

Nicomatic Group is comprised of subsidiaries in the US, China, Brazil, India, UK, Germany, Turkey, South Korea, Japan, Singapor & Canada as well as a vast network of sales representatives, agents and distributors that provide a sales presence in over 50 countries worldwide. 83% of Nicomatic revenue is from export markets.

About Nicomatic Turkey Ltd : Hub of Middle East & Africa Region

For more than 40 years, Nicomatic Group has been designing and manufacturing creative interconnect solutions for harsh environments such as Defense, Avionics, Space, Medical, Energy and Transportaion  markets. Nicomatic Group is considered the partner of choice for more than 500 leading companies all around the world.

Nicomatic Turkey operations mainly focus on the defense and avionics markets in the Middle East & Africa region. Idris Dumlu, an experienced executive in the field of Engineering and Business development, leads the new company in Turkey.

“Our new subsidiary in Turkey marks our entrance into one of the most interesting and evolving markets in the region. This move is fully aligned with our strategic orientation for further geographic expansion of our Group”, said Olivier Nicollin, Nicomatic Group CEO. “Turkey is a growing market in which we want to strengthen our local footprint to better serve our customers with our broad portfolio of solutions and best in class services. Being close to our customers, monitoring their needs and requirements and responding quick to their continuously changing demands is a major business driver for Nicomatic.”

Nicomatic has been active in Turkey for over a decade, and has an established strong customer base in the defense sector.  “After years of growth, both with direct sales and through business partners, we decided that it was good timing to have an organization in place for an active local presence”, stated Olivier Nicollin, Nicomatic Group CEO.  “We are lucky to have appointed Idris Dumlu, who has very sharp knowledge in Electronics and very good sales skills, to head the new operation. Moreover, Idris has both French and Turkish citizenship, which help a lot for business development”.

In June 2014 Nicomatic Group was pleased to announce the opening of Nicomatic Turkey. With this new subsidiary Nicomatic Group will be present in 10 countries through 100% owned subsidiaries.

Nicomatic Turkey Managing Director, Idris Dumlu, commented, “Turkey represents a unique and fast-growth opportunity for us, where we can offer Nicomatic’s solutions and build business partnership with the main actors in the defense industry. In cooperation with Nicomatic’s global partners, we aim to provide great benefits to the national economy with creative solutions and services that will allow our customers to meet their most demanding requirements“.

He added “Thanks to our high quality (AS/EN 9100 aerospace and defense quality certificate), compact (2 mm pitch, low profile & light weight) and extreme modular connector solutions (more than 20 million configurations) delivered with a short lead time (1 week and No MOQ with CMM range), Nicomatic Turkey is now well known and even a preferred supplier for main defense contractors and supplies connectors for most of the big defense projects in Turkey .“

But the young Director looks toward the future and stated “I want Nicomatic Turkey to become a value added subsidiary by providing new know-how/expertise to our existing product ranges and contribute to the growth of Nicomatic Group.“

Today the Nicomatic Turkey head office is located on the European side of Istanbul in the Maslak district where all the operations are managed.  Sales, cabling workshop and logistics are located in the brand new Sögütözü district in Ankara in order to be closer and to provide extraordinary services and engineering solutions to their customers that are mainly based in the capital city.

Nicomatic Group is a member of several trade organizations & clusters such as the Aerospace Cluster, EDEN (European Defense Network), SGIA (Specialty Graphic Imaging Association), FT (Fachgemeinschaft Tastaturen). 

Last year (2016) Nicomatic Group celebrated its 40th anniversary:  40 years of developing interconnect solutions worldwide, 40 years of expertise and collaboration that have been successful due to the dedication and expertise of their employees.  Today they are more mature and more solid than ever, with double digit growth figures over the past 5 years, they have the ability and confidence to head toward the future, taking on more challenges with vitality and ambition.  

They are also building up a new company culture based on shared values of innovation, engagement, transparency, integrity, proactivity & simplicity.  Nicomatic Group’s philosophy is based on the Human factor as the key to success, focusing on client satisfaction and employee autonomy and well-being. 

Rennovations of their HQ is underway, which will allow an additional 2,500 m2 of floor space along side a new work reorganization of new equipment and a collaboration around flows and a flat structure, with no more than 3 levels of hierarchy.  They strive to be more agile, and bring value added solutions, meeting more demanding customer requests.

Nicomatic SA has been ranked in the top 40 independent French companies in terms of success in exports. Their sales have reached new records, with their products now present in 65 countries as of last year.

Nicomatic product ranges :

CMM Micro connectors : Small & Brillant

CMM connectors are designed to meet or exceed electrical & mechanical performances of MIL-DTL-55302F and BS-9525-F0033 standards. This modular connector allows more than 20 million arrangements. Compact and low profile this connector allows you to save space & weight which are 2 criticals factors in embedded systems.


Extreme modularity (HF, HP, LF contacts, from 1 to 3 rows)

Modularity (HF, HP, LF contacts, from 1 to 3 rows & 120 pins)

2mm pitch

Board to board, board to wire, wire to wire

Space saving up to 60% , weight saving up to 50% 

Robustness with PPS material: no humidity absorption, oxygen free, radiation resistance, solvent resistance and temperature up to 260°C

Vibration & shock severity 

Lead time from 1 week, No MOQ

Online services iOS/Android for designers (automatic part numbering system, automatic 2D and 3D drawings)

DMM Micro D Mix connectors : Compact & Robust

DMM Micro-D Mix connectors are compatible with MIL-DTL-83513G performances, and enable a wide choice of arrangements compared to micro-d or sub-d. They allow space saving, electromagnetic & mechanical protection thanks to one piece or two piece backshells. 

Features :

High modularity : contacts LF, HP and HF up to 2M arrangements

Board to board, board to wire, wire to wire, panel mount (1 to 4 rows of contacts)

Miniaturization: 2mm pitch, low profile

Ruggedized with aluminium alloy 6061

Short lead time and low MOQ 

Easy maintenance thanks to dismountable contacts

Online services ioS/Androïd for designers (automatic part numbering system, automatic 2D and 3D drawings)    

Nicomatic product ranges :

Microflex :  flexible harness

Microflex™ interconnection is a flat cable harness with screw fixing for high vibration environment. This jumper mates with CMM 220 connector for high mechanical resistance. This solution has been tested to meet MIL-DTL-55302F performances. 3 versions are available Female-Female, solderpin-female and octopus multi branches.


Board to board, board to wire, wire to wire

From 04 to 60 signal contacts, 2mm pitch

Clear and easy cabling system

weight reduction up to 60% vs round cable

Flexible cable and high life expectancy 

Vibration resistance

Custom solutions : Your specifications are our standards

As the electronics markets are in perpetual change, integrating new requirements and constraints becomes Nicomatic’s top priority. Nicomatic decided to build a flexible initiative capable of supporting its clients and effectively meeting their ongoing challenges. Nicomatic Custom Solutions, creates a value-addition allowing Nicomatic engineers to constantly develop new solutions that will help their clients go forward in their innovation processes. In creating this new initiative, and placing the client at the heart of its development strategy, Nicomatic has the vision to be the go-to source in the world of custom-made connectors.

Nicomatic’s advantages:

Free pre-study

For Prototype, small & medium series




Technical support

Nicomatic celebrates its 40th anniversary