(NASDAQ: MOLX, MOLXA), a global electronics components company, announced today it has signed definitive agreements to acquire FCT Electronics Group, based in Munich, Germany. FCT Electronics Group specializes in designing and manufacturing custom mixed-layout connectors and cable assemblies. According to Tim Ruff, Molex senior vice president of business development and corporate strategy, this is a strategic acquisition that will help expand Molex’s presence in the global medical electronics, industrial, telecom and aerospace markets.
“FCT Electronics Group is a great fit for Molex because it expands our ability to provide customized connector and cable assembly solutions across a broad range of end markets,” Ruff said. “FCT Electronics Group is well known for its technology and service as well as the depth and breadth of its product offering. It has a long history of success because of its excellent team of talented, experienced professionals with deep customer relationships across many markets.”
Toni Kling, FCT Electronics Group founder and CEO, thinks that Molex’s global sales and distribution reach will give both companies the opportunity for faster growth.
“We offer specialized connectors and cable assembly solutions for our customers,” he said. “With Molex’s global sales and marketing team, we expect to significantly increase our market reach in both new geographies and markets.”
Dan Schreck, FCT Electronics Group co-owner and president, agrees. “We are very excited to join forces with Molex,” Schreck said. “Molex has a reputation in our industry as a preeminent, blue chip manufacturer of the highest quality interconnect products. Combining Molex’s resources and FCT’s unique position in several exciting, emerging markets will benefit our customers and employees.”
About FCT Electronics Group
FCT Electronics Group was founded in 1972. It has manufacturing operations in Germany, the Czech Republic, Thailand and the United States.
The transaction remains subject to governmental approval and is expected to close in the third quarter of calendar year 2013.