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Avnet and Molex Celebrate 40-years of Linking Leading Edge Technology Innovation with Excellent Customer Experience


For four decades, Avnet and electronic connector manufacturer Molex have been supporting customers’ needs by linking leading edge technology innovation with excellent service solutions and utilizing the two companies’ collective strengths to build a customer-first business relationship.

Since 1982, Avnet and Molex have worked together to provide electronic, electrical and fiber optic interconnect products and systems to the Americas, Europe and Asia. Together, Avnet and Molex ensure coordination of resources to meet customers' needs globally. Over the years, Molex offerings have expanded to more than 100,000 products, meeting the needs of customers in a broad range of industries -- including industrial automation, telecommunications, automotive, medical, military/aerospace, consumer electronics and alternative energy.

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Looking back – and forward – to great success

Avnet became Molex’s first national distributor in the Americas in 1982 – signing what was then the largest distribution agreement in their history to most recently, winning its first premier design registration. Molex’s Fred Bell, Vice President of Global Distribution is proud to have grown the company’s relationship with Avnet to become a global franchise operating today in 60 countries.

“I've just completed my 38th year with Molex…and it's a fun fact that I actually started my very first day at Molex working with Avnet. We had a customer with a product delivery issue and we worked with Avnet to help them solve it.” said Bell. “We’ve been a team since day one and it continues to be a rewarding and collaborative relationship!”

Working together with distributors like Avnet and its subsidiary Newark enables Molex to drive customer experience and growth in key markets. By utilizing Avnet/Newark teams, Molex leverages a substantial salesforce to effectively service customers in all areas of the globe. And the relationship enables Molex to concentrate on its expertise of driving innovation in electronics while fueling Avnet’s strong channels to our target audiences in each industry with proven solutions. 

“The channel brings an important additional benefit: exposure and feedback from customers we’ve served together.  Avnet maintains open lines of communications with our teams to share insights on customer experience so we can continue to drive innovation quality, and performance into the solutions on our product roadmaps,” added Bell. “This is truly a relationship built on – and for—continued customer value, well ahead of the next trends and requirements in the future.”   

“Molex stands for everything that makes our industry great, and I am proud of our long history together. With our similar core values and commitment to service, quality and innovation, our cultural alignment has enabled the Avnet-Molex partnership to flourish for four decades,” said Avnet CEO, Phil Gallagher.

About Molex

Molex is a global electronics leader committed to making our world a better, more-connected place. With presence in more than 40 countries, Molex enables transformative technology innovation in the automotive, data center, industrial automation, healthcare, 5G, cloud and consumer device industries. Through trusted customer and industry relationships, unrivaled engineering expertise, and product quality and reliability, Molex realizes the infinite potential of Creating Connections for Life. For more information, visit

About Avnet

As a leading global technology distributor and solutions provider, Avnet has served customers’ evolving needs for more than a century. We support customers at each stage of a product’s lifecycle, from idea to design and from prototype to production. Our unique position at the center of the technology value chain enables us to accelerate the design and supply stages of product development so customers can realize revenue faster. With Avnet’s foresight and adaptability, you can successfully deliver what’s next for your business.

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