Molex buys Westec’s heavy-duty connector business
Molex European Holdings, a subsidiary of Molex Incorporated, recently 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’s 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.