Molex Acquires Connector Business of Westec | Automation.com

Molex Acquires Connector Business of Westec

May 27, 2014 - Molex acquired the heavy-duty connector business of Westec, an industrial connector manufacturer based in Milano, Italy. Westec’s business consists of the manufacturing of more than 6,000 products, including a wide range of junction boxes, multi-pole connectors, and connector assemblies designed for automation, robotics and other harsh-duty industrial applications.

According to Tim Ruff, Molex senior vice president of business development and corporate strategy, the acquisition expands the Molex industrial connector offering to customers worldwide. The Westec portfolio aligns well with Molex robust Brad Power and MicroChange M12 Interconnect Solutions designed to simplify machine builder design, installation and maintenance processes.

“Westec has earned a strong reputation for engineering innovation.  Their team of experienced professionals brings to Molex outstanding technical expertise in the automation and commercial sectors along with competitive lead times to more efficiently serve industrial customers,” adds Ruff.  

About Molex Incorporated
Providing more than connectors, Molex delivers complete interconnect solutions for a number of markets including: data communications, telecommunications, consumer electronics, industrial, automotive, commercial vehicle, aerospace and defense, medical and lighting.  Established in 1938, the company operates 45 manufacturing locations in 17 countries. 

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