Top Cable, Connector And Assembly Suppliers For 2014
There are more than 2,500 major connector, cable and assembly suppliers in just North America. Taking into account Asia, Europe and India this number grows to over 7,000 mid-size /large companies to choose from. And there are thousands more smaller business providing a variety of different connectors, cables and assemblies.
Many of these serve a very specific niche and offer highly specialized products for Space, Military, Medical, Automotive, Oil & Gas, Transportation, Power, Communications and Mobile Devices markets. The larger suppliers will cover some products in most of those niches while concentrating their broadest portfolio offerings in the Commercial, Industrial, Consumer, DataCom/TeleCom and General markets. Nearly all suppliers will offer a level of customization for OEMs, depending on the cost, volume and complexity of the requirements.
We have compiled a list of our 33 top suppliers for World Wide product sales, as well as some specific to Canada, UK/Europe and Asia. These are listed alphabetically for convenience, by geography.Links to their home pages, some product sheets and and overviews of their backgrounds and specialties are provide to help with identifying and selecting a supplier to meet specific needs and requirements.
World Wide Suppliers
Amphenol – Amphenol Corporation is one of the world’s largest interconnect manufacturers. Founded in 1932, Amphenol designs, manufactures, and markets electrical, electronic, and fiber optic connectors, interconnect systems, and coaxial and specialty cables. Amphenol products are engineered and manufactured in the Americas, Europe, Asia, and Africa and sold by a worldwide sales and marketing organization. Amphenol has a diversified presence as a leader in high growth areas of the interconnect industry and provides solutions for customers in the automotive, broadband, industrial, information technology and data communications, military and aerospace, mobile devices, and mobile networks markets.
Anoison – At Anoison we are committed to the design and manufacture of high quality RF and Microwave components for applications in the datacom/telecom, automotive, instrumentation (test/measurement and medicine),aerospace and defense markets. Our comprehensive product range includes: RF Connectors, RF Adaptors, RF Cable Assemblies, RF Termination and Hermetically Sealed Connectors.
ASSMANN WSW Components – ASSMANN WSW components Incorporation, the former ASSMANN Electronic Incorporation, was established in 1988 in Phoenix, Tempe (Arizona) as a 100% subsidiary of the ASSMANN Electronic Group. We are a supplier of IC sockets, IDC Connectors and Cables since 1969. In addition to connectors, cables and assemblies, ASSMANN WSW components is a pioneer for heat sink technology. The recently released stamped CPU heatsinks provide a lower cost solution with greater heat transfer characteristics. We have a strategy of technical competence, flexibility towards changing markets and promptness are the engine of ASSMANN WSW components with regard to fulfillment of the requirements of our customers. Quality as well as environmental and social responsibility and successful economize are no contrast for us, but requirements of today, each for its own and also in interaction. Our premise is continuous success with the long lasting development of the company, based on long term partnership with our customers. These targets have formed the long term history of our company. In the past and today activities are related to industry, telecommunication, automotive and distribution. We are the partner, who is offering together with our long-standing employees products and services all around the electromechanical and the thermal management, which leads your application to success in competition to quality, technique and price. Our task is to convert a specific customer tailored strategy into our global plants. To provide these services and products everywhere logistical – fast and flexible is the target and consequence of our proven logistic system. Featured Products include USB connectors and cables , Waterproof LEDs , FFC/FPC connectors, Power Cords, Toolless Modular Keystones, Heat Sinks, Cat5e Cables, Fiber Optic Cables and Connectors , Wire-to-Board, D-Sub and HDMI & DVI. An added advantage of being a US manufacturer is that for military, defense and other companies requiring a state-side supply chain and logistics, they can use ASSMANN WSW components as their supplier for all their cable and connector needs.
Delphi – Delphi Connection Systems employs leading edge manufacturing technologies and a comprehensive range of design services to produce high performance, cost-effective connection systems available either off-the-shelf or custom designed. We design, manufacture, assemble, validate, and deliver electrical/electronic connection products to meet customers’ stringent manufacturing and performance requirements. Focus product areas include Clips, Clamps, Routing Aids, Data Connectivity, Header Systems, Terminal Systems and Standard Automotive Connectors.
Autosplice – Autosplice is a world-wide manufacturer of innovative interconnect products and electro-mechanical assemblies with locations in Asia, Europe, North and South America. Our global capabilities include engineering, stamping, molding, automation, and assembly solutions, serving the Automotive, Medical, Telecom, Datacom, Industrial and Consumer markets. The company’s diverse products include engineered solutions such as: Precision metal pins & stampings, Injection & Insert molded products, Insertion equipment, Integrated connector modules, Connectors, RF Shielding & Power products.
COTSWORKS – COTSWORKS manufactures rugged fiber optic components for the commercial and aerospace, military, and industrial markets or where data communication and sensing is required over fiber optic networking in harsh environments. We provide ruggedization services for Commercial Off The Shelf (COTS) optical and electrical parts enabling them to meet specifications such as MIL 883 or 810, ARINC 801 to 806 or ARINC 818, and other Industrial specifications. Our ruggedization services include in-house Parylene conformal coating, component review and design upgrades for transceivers, cabling, and complete avionics and LRU designs.
Electro Adapter – Electro Adapter is a vertically integrated manufacturer of connector accessories and adapters. We serve the Aerospace, Military, Marine, Transportation and Industrial Automation sectors. Electro Adapter forms a direct funnel of Military and Commercial equivalent backshells, adapters and related services to cable, harness builders, OEM’s and systems integrators for over 42 years.
Foxconn – Foxconn Interconnect Technology Limited (“FIT”) focuses on the development, manufacturing and marketing of electronic and optoelectronic connectors, antennas, acoustic components, cables and modules for applications in computers, communication equipment, consumer electronics, automobiles, industrial and green energy field products. With offices and manufacturing sites located in Asia, the Americas and Europe, FIT is a global leader in the supply of precision components. Product offerings include: Board-to-Board Connectors, Power Cables, Data Cables, Memory Connectors, Fiber Optic Cables and USB Connectors.
Glenair – Glenair, Inc. began operations in 1956 as the first company specifically founded to produce electrical connector accessories. Building on that foundation, we now offer a dozen, full-spectrum product lines designed to meet every interconnect requirement, including a broad range of military qualified and commercial connectors. Glenair is a privately-held company whose strengths include ISO 9001 process quality, full-spectrum product lines, fast “turnaround” on quotes and custom orders, unsurpassed sales and technical support in every major market in the world, and the industry’s largest standing inventory of commercial and Mil-Spec electrical connector accessories. Located in Glendale, California, our connectors, backshells and interconnect cable assemblies are all made either in America or in our facilities in Mansfield, England or Bologna, Italy. With so many interconnect manufacturers moving their production operations to Estonia, Mexico, India, China and elsewhere, Glenair is proud to continue our long-standing tradition of making our products in quality controlled plants here in the USA, or in the case of selected connector products, in Western Europe.
Global Connector Technology – Global Connector Technology Limited (GCT) is a leading supplier of standard and custom interconnect products. GCT is focussed on the supply of reliable high-quality connectors for applications in Mobile & Wireless Communication, Computer & Peripherals, Digital Entertainment, Networking, Industrial, Automation, Security, Medical, Instrumentation and other Consumer Electronics. GCT leverages extensive worldwide resources to meet customer needs at local, regional and global levels. GCT has well-established sales, product development and manufacturing facilities in Europe, Asia and the Americas. We support you wherever you design – wherever you manufacture. GCT offers reliable high-quality products, a competitive advantage and partnership to our valued customers.
Ideal Industries – J. Walter Becker founded IDEAL in 1916 and made a promise that is still an important part of the way IDEAL operates today: “An IDEAL product will provide a value greater than the price paid for it. Service is a part of the product.” Becker’s foundational principle represents our everyday commitment to you. It’s the driving force behind our partnerships with the world’s leading distributors, a state of the art delivery system, outstanding customer and technical support and variety of operational benefits designed to save you time and money. It means we’re proud of the way we do business. IDEAL brings you products that make your job easier; products that you can rely on, with warranties you can trust; products that are available whenever and wherever you need them. Every IDEAL product comes with the promise made by our founder more than 90 years ago. In addition to serving the needs of electrical and datacomm professionals, IDEAL INDUSTRIES, INC. also serves the high power interconnect market needs through Anderson Power Products, the environmental monitoring and measurement market through Casella Measurement, and the telecommunication industry through Trend Communications. Please visit their respective websites for more information.
IEH – Since 1937, IEH has been manufacturing superior products for demanding applications. Whether it’s printed circuit board connectors, signal or power contacts, or custom interconnects, our focus is delivering the right connector solution for your application. Our connectors and contacts employ Hyperboloid contact technology, an advanced, proven interface designed specifically for the most stringent requirements and harshest environments. In addition to our standard line of PCB connectors and contacts, IEH specializes in custom and application-specific interconnect solutions. Our team of engineers will work closely with you to help define your requirements and needs, to ensure we design and develop the precise connector for your application. All of our connector solutions employ the Hyperboloid contact, whose unparalleled reliability ensures superior performance and the lowest cost of ownership. IEH is QPL’d to Mil-DTL-55302, and we are ISO9001:2008 Certified.
ITT Interconnect Solutions – ITT Interconnect Solutions is an international manufacturer and supplier of connectors including circular, rectangular, fiber optic, RF, power and high voltage, audio, PCMCIA, Compact Flash Card, enclosures, cable assemblies, and application specific custom solutions. The Interconnect Solutions portfolio includes the brands Cannon, VEAM, and BIW Connector Systems. Its products include: Connectors and interconnects for the military, aerospace, industrial, oil & gas, medical and transportation markets.
JAS Interconnect Solutions – JAS Interconnect Solutions, established in 2006, is a combined independent and authorized/franchised, stocking and value-added assembly supplier of connectors, connector accessories, wire management and heat shrink products for military, aerospace, medical, and industrial applications. We provide superior levels of quality, service, on time delivery and alternative solutions to meet our customers’ toughest requirements. JAS interconnect Solutions has supplied connectors and connector accessories to the military, aerospace and commercial industries since 1976. Our mil-aero expertise has enabled us to expand into other markets including: medical, industrial, network communications, process control, transportation, and heavy equipment.
Leoco – Founded in 1981 Leoco is a world class manufacturer of interconnects and reaches over 26 countries with its innovative OEM and ODM designs. Leoco Corporation has designed, manufactured and driven ahead for many world class companies for its quality and price competitiveness in interconnects. All products are tested in compliance with the standards and requirements of international safety testing agencies and is produced aiming at zero defect production efficiency. Moreover, Leoco’s ability to source and negotiate raw materials is able to become very competitive in the industry. These factors along with expertise and exceptional customer care have created an unprecedented demand worldwide for Leoco products.In addition to interconnect products, Leoco is also well-known for other services. Services such as custom cable assembly and standard high speed USB cables are highly sought for. Because of this capacity, Leoco is able to supply and reach customers in both industrial and high tech sectors, giving it yet another distinct advantage and is seen as an all in one manufacturer by its loyal customers.
LEMO Connectors – LEMO is the acknowledged leader in the design and manufacture of precision custom connection solutions. LEMO’s high quality push-pull connectors are found in a variety of challenging application environments including medical, industrial control, test and measurement, audio-video, and telecommunications. LEMO has been designing precision connectors for six decades. Offering more than 75,000 combinations of product that continues to grow through custom specific designs LEMO, and it’s affiliated sister companies REDEL and COELVER, currently serve more than 100,000 customers in over 80 countries around the world.
Molex – As a leading provider of electronic components and solutions, Molex views innovation as a tool for solving complex customer challenges. This philosophy has helped us not only create many pioneering electronic solutions, but also build a globally recognized company. Through standard-setting products, high-performance people and a globally collaborative process, we are committed to anticipating tomorrow’s needs and helping our customers engineer breakthroughs that make the world better. Consumer/Home Appliance: A broad portfolio of connector and user interface products helps innovative engineers design new home appliance technology; Automotive: Solutions range from standard sealed and unsealed connector products to custom built power and signal harnesses for the powertrain and in-car entertainment; Scientific: Innovative products including silica capillary tubing and specialty optical fibers, optical fiber and capillary assemblies, discrete micro components and quartz.
Positronic – Positronic is a global manufacturer of high reliability electronic connectors and build-to-print cable assemblies for use in various applications related to military, space, commercial aerospace, medical, industrial, test, and rail among others. Core capabilities include solid machined contacts with low resistance/high conductivity for use in standard and quick-turn custom connectors. Key products include high power, D-sub, rectangular, modular and circular connectors. Many parts are offered off-the-shelf for immediate shipment using the company’s e-commerce partner, PosiShop.com. Features include options for mixed density, blind mating, optical, waterproof (IP67), hermetic, thermocouple, spaceflight, mil-spec, solder/wire/press-fit terminations and various accessories. Connector types include options for free cable, PCB mount and panel mount. Select products comply with or meet one or more of the following industry certifications or standards: MIL-DTL-24308 (M24308), MIL-C-39029 (M39029), MIL-PRF-28748 (M28748), GFSC S-311, IEC 60807, IP65, IP67, PICMG 2.11, PICMG 3.8, CompactPCI, AdvancedTCA, MicroTCA, VITA 41, ARINC 801, RoHS, REACH, ITAR, UL, CUL, CSA, TUV, ISO9001, and AS9100 among others.
Responsive Microwave – Founded in April of 2002, Response Microwave, Inc. is the compilation of a multi-disciplined team of professionals with over 100 years of relevant experience in the RF/Microwave market. Versed in the elements of procurement, engineering, materials control, manufacturing, sales and marketing, we are a value added organization that specializes in the sourcing and custom designing of passive and active control components and connectivity solutions from DC to 60GHz. We offer a standard line of unique twin-conductor couplers and hybrids used in power amplifier compensation networks and antenna distribution feeds. We will also welcome the opportunity to work with your design team to evolve custom solutions to satisfy your specific infrastructure needs. Our experienced design team is dedicated to satisfying your demands by creating the most economically and technologically sound solution for your application. We will work very closely and confidentially with your project team in order to accurately understand and address your program needs. Our products are suitable for diverse market applications within the broad military, security, telcom, energy and medical segments with specific projects within avionics, theft detection, power amplification, imaging, solar power conversion, and telecommunications niches.
TE Connectivity – With approximately 500,000 products, TE connectivity solutions touch nearly every aspect of our lives. Anywhere people count on connectivity—to share information faster, to power up their homes and offices, to connect business more effectively—you’ll find TE Connectivity. Transportation: TE’s connectivity and sensor products enable critical electronic functions from power management systems and smart engine controls that increase fuel efficiency, to active and passive systems that improve safety, and navigation systems for smarter vehicles. Industrial: From aircraft enduring stress at 35,000 feet to devices used by surgeons to save lives, TE ’s innovation, design and quality make connectivity possible in environments where failure is not an option. Consumer: Today’s powerful, faster and thinner devices are driving the need for more advanced technology. TE engineers are delivering on this need with innovative ultra-compact antennas, connectors and cables that enable connectivity in today’s hottest-selling devices. Networks: As the leader in broadband connectivity, we make it possible for massive volumes of data to move efficiently and reliably, so a whole world of information can move seamlessly from origination to destination—from the data center, to the desktop, the chip and right to the device in the palm of your hand—and back.
Wasatch – Wasatch Cable & Design is a premier supplier of engineered and custom designed OEM cable assemblies. We provide our customers with the highest standard of service through domestic design, engineering and support services while driving efficiencies in manufacturing through our Pacific-Rim manufacturing facilities.Our years of cable expertise will accelerate your design and assist getting you to market sooner, ahead of your competition.We built our reputation on the highest standards of professionalism and service. If you are looking for a no nonsense engineering, design and manufacturing partner, look no further than Wasatch Cable & Design. With a wealth of experience, the Wasatch Cable & Design team can provide the appropriate custom wire/cable/connector combinations for your specific requirements. Wasatch specializes in cost-effective molded assemblies that include unique custom connectors along with one-of-a-kind over-molded strain reliefs. Whether molded or mechanically assembled, we offer assemblies designed to your exacting specifications
3M Interconnect Solutions – The destination for component engineers/designers, distributors and system integrators looking for connectors, cables and cable assemblies. Find specifications, drawings, 3D CAD models and more. 3M is fundamentally a science-based company. We produce thousands of imaginative products, and we’re a leader in scores of markets – from health care and highway safety to office products and abrasives and adhesives. Our success begins with our ability to apply our technologies – often in combination – to an endless array of real-world customer needs. Of course, all of this is made possible by the people of 3M and their singular commitment to make life easier and better for people around the world. We leverage these competencies to create innovative solutions for our customers and to also provide investors with attractive long-term returns.
Choice Right – ChoiceRight Electronic Inc. is a Tainan, Taiwan based OEM electronic component, cable assembly, antenna, and RF connector supplier. Choiceright offers one of the broadest lines of off the shelf coaxial cable assemblies for all your 50 Ohm and 75 Ohm applications. In addition to our standard coaxial cable offering we also provide low loss coaxial cable assemblies to satisfy your WLAN application requirements. Popular styles include : RG58, RG174, 195 Series, 240 Series, and 400 Series low loss cable assemblies.
Honda Connectors Japan (HTK) – Honda Tsushin Kogyo (‘HTK’), has been contributing to the development of ICT foundation, over its 80 years’ history as a connector specialized manufacturer. With plugs and jacks for telephone switching systems as our starting point, we have continued to evolve and develop along with the needs of our customers and produced many leading products in our segment. From our expertise in communications devices, machine tools and control equipment we are extending our business into such new markets as alternative energy, medical treatment, and social infrastructure.
WECO Connectors – WECO Electrical Connectors Inc. has been in business for over 30 years, and designs and manufactures custom as well as standard terminal blocks, electronic modules, connectors for printed circuit boards, and other components related to the electrical and electronics industries. WECO’s success can be contributed to our ability to identify and exploit the electrical and electronics technology to provide exceptional “SOLUTIONS BY DESIGN” to our customers. WECO prides itself on being a major supplier in sales of printed circuit board connectors in the North American market. Our attention to custom design has made us a trusted presence in the day to day operations of the electronics industry. Our representatives and distributors can meet all your connectors application needs. WECO offers a wide variety of products including terminal blocks, rail mounted electronic modules, terminal strips, tab and solder connectors, and grounding and ceramic terminal blocks. All our products are designed according to VDE requirements, and are UL and CSA approved. As well all our products are RoHS WEE PB free compliant.
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ASSMANN WSW Components GmbH – ASSMANN WSW components is well known as a worldwide system supplier for standard- and customer tailored connectors, cable harnesses, heat sinks and assemblies. ASSMANN WSW components is offering more than 41 years of experience within the electromechanical and heat sink markets. All products are available on an international base through a worldwide sales network. The ASSMANN group, an important shareholder of the ASSMANN WSW components group is supplying into the Computer & Network market. The industrial activities and company history of the ASSMANN family is already starting in the 18th century. ASSMANN & Söhne did produce at that time metal buttons for the clothing industry and as well medal decorations for the military. Later on in the 20th century ASSMANN & Söhne became famous for being one of the pioneers for heat sink technology.Parallel to the company ASSMANN & Söhne another company named ASSMANN KG had been established in 1969 and Dieter Assmann started in this company his activities around the development and production of IC sockets and IDC connectors for flat cable applications. In the 80’s Dieter Assmann combined and controlled both product ranges, the heat sink and the connectors, in the company ASSMANN GmbH, which became later the ASSMANN Electronic GmbH. During these times, another product segment has been developed, so called computer- and network peripherals. This business showed a tremendous growth under the leadership of the sons. Due to this development, in 2005, the management functions for these product segments, heat sinks and connectors, had been handed over to new share holders, which became as well the managing directors, Mr. Weidenhammer and Mr. Walter, which combined these activities within the new established ASSMANN WSW components group under shareholder-ship of the ASSMANN GmbH & Co. KG.
Giatech – Creating connectivity is the cornerstone of activities at Giatech. Our business is the design and supply of high performance wire and cable for applications in demanding environments. Markets served include defence, military, broadcast and medical. Many of our products are used in the aerospace industry, where the need for reduced weight combined with superior temperature, chemical and mechanical performance, sets Giatech’s products apart from others. We offer a comprehensive range of standard products, plus Custom Cable Designs. Whatever your requirements, Giatech will deliver quality products to satisfy your high performance connectivity needs. With over 30 years’ experience in wire and cable technology, Giatech is a well-established solutions provider for all your connectivity needs.
Glenair (UK) – In harsh physical and EMC environments a systems’ electrical performance is often constrained by the quality and design of its interconnections. Glenair’s high performance interconnect products cover everything required for your system; from the connectors and backshells through to the braiding and environmental boots. Glenair UK Ltd has provided interconnect products and systems into the military, aerospace and other harsh EMC and physical environments for over 40 years. Glenair manufacture a wide range of Mil-spec and aerospace qualified harness products including : circular connectors, Micro-D and nanominiature connectors, connector backshells and accessories, conduit and braiding, heat shrink boots as well as providing connector assembly tooling. Other high reliability products include fibre optic components and assemblies, composite connectors and accessories through to filtered or hermetic connectors. We specialise in the design and manufacture of high performance wired harness and flexi-harness assemblies including sealed over-moulded cables for many technically demanding and challenging applications. Our “no-gap” product philosophy means we provide complete ranges of products to offer as many standard off-the-shelf options and variants as possible. Glenair can also design and produce bespoke products quickly to meet any customer specific requirement or application. Located on Oakham Business Park in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire with over 70,000 sq ft of workspace all stages of our products life-cycle are covered from design and development through qualification and manufacture onto in-service technical support.
In2Connect – In2Connect UK Ltd supply commercial, industrial and military connectors worldwide. With over 40 years experience in cable and connectors, we provide effective solutions to PCB and cable-end interconnect challenges ~ from d-subs to multipin rectangular and circular, filtered and hermetic connectors, backplane connectors and edgecards; custom cable assemblies and optical fibre.
Shield – Shield is an Italian company based in Cavaglietto, near Novara. Our 5,000 m2premises are situated within a total area of 43,000 m2. Open spaces, efficient modern machinery for plastic injection moulding, both horizontal and vertical, cable cutting, SMD electronics and automated assembly procedures allow products to be manufactured in both large batches or small customized lots whilst maintaining a favorable cost/quality ratio, competitive prices and short lead times. The company has been organized with SAP’s ERP integrated system for years. It permits control from the administrative point and throughout the production process. Final products are packed, numbered and dated by a system which assures the identification of the lot of the goods. Products include wiring systems for electrovalves and sensors: manufacturing of connectors, distribution boxes, sensors, switches and cables for industrial hydraulic, pneumatic and electrical automation, illumination and conditioning systems, trucks and transportation, construction equipment and machinery in general.
Telgaertner / QuadrantConnections – We manufacture coaxial and multi-wire cable assemblies, wiring harnesses and panel assemblies to the highest standards for leading global companies. Telegärtner UK also represents a select group of leading quality manufacturers of connectors, cables, antennas, antenna systems and speech communication products, supplying products to the communication industry. To complement Telegärtner UK’s range of assembly and resale services, we also offer vendor reduction and design services to meet our customers’ needs.
TT electronics AB Connectors – The Connectors Division of TT electronics plc is known as AB Connectors and is based in Abercynon, Wales UK.. The Vision for the Connector Division is within the next decade to provide interconnect product to every plane and train. To be connected on the battlefield, in vehicle, on soldier, in communication and in power for our defence forces, and to offer design and manufacture from our facilities. AB Connectors was founded in 1935 in London as AB Metal Products and moved to Wales in the late 1940s. In 1976 the business diversified from manufacturing metal components for domestic appliances into military electronic components before being renamed as AB Connectors Ltd. In 1993 TT electronics acquired the AB Electronics Group PLC and with it AB Connectors. TT electronics AB Connectors specialises in delivering highly complex electronic connectors and interconnection systems for Aerospace & Defence, Industrial and Rail applications. With commitment to a structured new product introduction process, TT electronics AB Connectors continues to invest in research and development of new materials and processes, surface treatments and the very latest manufacturing technology and techniques to ensure its products meet the most exacting standards encountered in such demanding harsh environments. From plant layout to production line set-up and quick changeover processes, TT electronics AB Connectors offer the ideal service, with a flexible manufacturing environment and accredited facilities
UK PowerTech – UK PowerTech Ltd has been involved in the industrial battery industry for over 25 years supplying solutions and products for all aspects of battery uses, from traction to stationary applications. We work with the best companies and technicians in Europe to develop our knowledge and expertise in both manufacturing and technical skills as well the use of up-
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