Founded in 1938, the company became known as Molex having begun making flowerpots out of an industrial by-product thermoplastic of the same name. By the mid-1940s Molex had added the process of metal stamping and begun making terminal blocks for General Electric and similar appliance manufacturers.

Headquartered in Lisle, Illinois in the United States of America, Molex employs more than 40,000 people across the world. It is run as a subsidiary to Koch Industries following its acquisition in September 2013.

Today, Molex is an industry leader in R&D investment, designing and delivering innovative, high-quality, reliable solutions. Molex manufactures over 100,000 products, primarily electronic connectors but also ranging from electrical and fibre optic solutions, switches and application tooling. Main product areas include:

  • Connectors
  • Sockets/Edge cards
  • Cable Assemblies
  • Antennas/Wireless
  • Optical Fibre Connectors
  • Printed Circuit Solutions

Several significant acquisitions have broadened Molex's capabilities to serve engineers and product designers in a breadth of industries and applications including automotive, commercial vehicle, connected home, commercial aviation, consumer, home appliance, data centres, industrial automation, medical, mobile devices, connected 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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Discover what Molex’s connectivity solutions can do for you

Whether you’re designing the latest smart devices for home automation or are working on IoT-enabled automation, you can choose from all of Molex’s latest data, power and signal connector innovations direct from our stock.

The Industrial Internet of Things is bringing new opportunities to manufacturing, and Molex’s range helps you keep up with the latest developments. Designed to provide safe and reliable connections and protection from contamination, moisture or vibration, their standard industrial products and antenna and cable assemblies provide a complete solution for industrial applications.

When it comes to the Connected Home, from smart appliances and thermostats to networked security and wireless media, Molex’s standard and custom solutions support a wide range of applications.

Featured products

Molex FiT Family

FiT Family Power Connectors

  • Combine fully protected header terminals with a small package to prevent damage whilst optimising space
  • Choose from more than 1500 wire-to-wire, wire-to-board, and board-to-board connectivity solutions for IoT and power-based applications
  • Available in a full range of packaging options to suit your needs

Molex Antenna Solutions

Molex Antenna Solutions
  • Compact, ready-to-use RF antennas
  • Multiple form factors for common antenna protocols and frequencies
  • Ideal for IoT, automotive, industrial applications
  • Choose from micro-coaxial RF, Wi-Fi, GSM and ISM options
  • Fast integration into connected systems including Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and WLAN

Innovating the future

Find out how Molex are innovating industry-leading products for the evolution of Industry 4.0 and The Connected Home, and how we work with them to find the best solutions for you.

SlimStack SMT Board-to-Board Connectors

Board-to-board connectors with fine pitch and a narrow width, featuring dual contact design for secure electrical and mechanical reliability.

SlimStack Board-to-Board

Easy-On FPC Connectors - now in minireels

Super-fine pitch, small-size FPC Connectors with ZIF, non-ZIF, slider, flip actuator and FPC-to-board styles. Providing you fast, reliable connections.

Easy On FPC Connectors

Brad Connectors for Industry

From cable assemblies to junction boxes, RJ45 to sensor connectors, the Brad range delivers reliable performance in demanding industrial applications.

Brad Connectors for Indus

FCT Industrial Connectors

A comprehensive range of D-Sub connectors and hoods and all the kits and accessories you'll need to help with installation. Choose from over 700 devices.

FCT Industrial Connectors

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