RS unveils largest range of interconnection solutions by introducing 2,300 new products from Molex

The new range includes C-Grid® / SL system, and additions to KK series and FFC series connectors

Singapore, 23 November 2009 :

RS Components, the leading distributor of electronic, electro-mechanical and industrial products, today announced it has further added 2,300 products from Molex into its Connectors product range. The new introductions expand the total Molex range available from RS to over 3,500 parts and gives customers access to a complete range of interconnection solutions from Molex.

Highlights from the new range additions include the introduction of the C-Grid® / SL system into RS' portfolio. The C-Grid dual-row board-to-board system combines with the SL (Stackable Linear), a modular single-row wire-to-wire and board-to-board system. Together, these products offer the largest number of variations and cabling configurations in the industry.

The popular Molex KK series, developed to meet the challenges of modularisation, has been increased with over 250 new additions to this family, giving customers multiple pitch options and allowing thousands of configurations. The RS range of FFC connectors, designed for use in signal and data applications requiring flat flex cable, has doubled in size with more than 150 new products added. Further additions include increased Mini-Fit Jr and Micro-fit 3.0 ranges.

The full Molex range is available direct-from-stock in industry-standard production packaging, at flexible quantities so customers can order the quantity they need and avoid unnecessary stock-holding costs. A complete price review has also been carried out to ensure the offer is priced competitively against the market. Customers can also achieve larger discounts when ordering higher quantities.

For RS, Richard Huxley, APAC Regional General Manager said "Molex is a premier brand for electronics design engineers and buyers looking to develop interconnection solutions for their prototypes. We are excited to be increasing our Molex portfolio and have worked closely with Molex to give our customers a more comprehensive range at competitive prices coupled with market-leading service."

Commenting on the launch, Henry Loh Keng Wai, Distribution Corporate Account Manager, Molex stated "Molex is delighted to be working with RS and increasing the choice of Molex parts available to customers in the Asia Pacific region. With our focus on driving technological innovation in the interconnect industry, Molex provides solutions that meet the needs of our customers. Molex is a good fit for RS in providing customers with high quality service and support that complements the quality of our offerings."

The Molex interconnection range from RS is available online at, where customers can link directly into the product range and supporting technical information and select and order.

About RS Components

A part of Electrocomponents plc, RS Components (RS) is one of the largest global catalogue and web-based distributors of electronic, electro-mechanical and industrial products.

Operating under the trading brands of RS Components, Radiospares, Radionics and Allied Electronics in the U.S., the Group serves nearly 1.6 million customers in over 80 countries worldwide. Through operations in 27 countries and 16 warehouses, RS distributes 450,000 products from over 2,500 suppliers.

The Group has an annual turnover of over £925 million and is listed on the London Stock Exchange.

For more information, please visit our market leading website at .

About Molex

Molex Incorporated is a global manufacturer of electronic, electrical and fiber optic interconnection systems. Based in Lisle, Illinois, USA, the Company operates 43 manufacturing locations in 18 countries.
The Molex website is