Founded in 1938, the company became known as Molex having begun making flowerpots out of an industrial byproduct plastic of the same name. They then started making connectors for General Electric and similar appliance manufacturers.

      Headquartered in Lisle, Illinois in the United States of America, Molex employs more than 35,000 people across the world. It is currently run as a subsidiary to Koch Industries following its acquisition in September 2013.

      Today, Molex manufactures over 100,000 products, primarily electronic connectors but also ranging from electrical and fiber optic solutions, switches and application tooling. Their main product areas include:

      • Connectors
      • Sockets/Edge cards
      • Cable Assemblies
      • Antennas/Wireless
      • Optical Fiber Connectors

      Several significant acquisitions including Woodhead Industries in 2006 has broadened Molex's offer to serve engineers and product designers in a breadth of industries, such as aerospace and defence, automotive, alternative energy source, consumer and home appliances, data/computing, industrial automation, medical, mobile devices, solid state lighting, telecommunications and networking.

      The range of Molex products available from RS Components now exceeds 5000 parts and continues to expand to include both new to market products and existing ranges, available direct from stock for next day delivery.

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