Top 12 connector brands available in India

Connectors are an integral part of every electronic device, as no circuit is complete without a connector. The current global trend in the industrial connection devices domain is miniaturisation. Due to space constraints, compact devices delivering the same amount of power, efficiency and energy as their larger counterparts, are catching on.

With this trend being prevalent in India too, there has been considerable growth in the connector market, with the number of connector brands increasing. With the rise in the number of multinational brands, domestic manufacturers are finding it a little difficult to compete, since manufacturing a component in India is still more expensive than doing so in China.

Electronics Bazaar has attempted to list out the leading connector brands available in India. Electronics Bazaar team conducted a survey among the major EMS companies in India to find out their preferred connector brands. Most of these companies have voted for a common set of brands, hence, it was easy for us to list out the ‘12 most popular connector brands available in India’. These have been listed in alphabetical order.

While this survey is by no means comprehensive, it does provide a broad overview of the top connector brands available in India.

Disclaimer: While Electronics Bazaar’s editorial team has taken the utmost care to contact all possible sources to make the list comprehensive, we may have inadvertently left out a few companies from this list. Information contained in the following report has been obtained from sources deemed reliable, and Electronics Bazaar makes no claims with respect to its accuracy. Neither Electronics Bazaar nor its affiliates, officers, directors, employees, owners, representatives nor any of its data or content providers shall be liable for any errors or for any actions taken by any entity on the basis of this information.

Amphenol Interconnect India Pvt Ltd
Robert John, director and CEO

Robert John—Amphenol Interconnect India Pvt

The company has been a wholly-owned subsidiary of Amphenol (headquartered in USA), since 1996. Amphenol Interconnect India Pvt Ltd is among the leading interconnect solutions providers with a product portfolio of connectors, accessories, cable assemblies and systems integration devices for almost all the applications across various industries. Its connectors conform to almost all military and industrial standards in the US, Europe and Asia. It has had ISO 9000 accreditation from BVQI since 1995, as well as QPL and VG qualifications since 2006.
Manufacturing facilities located in: Two in Pune and one in Bengaluru, with various facilities across the globe

Established in: 1972
Manufactures: Connectors that include circular, rack and panel, PCB, power, fibre optics, RF, audio, back shell, etc
Sectors it caters to: Military, aerospace, industrial, telecom, etc
Contact details: Marketing headquarters: 105, Bhosari Industrial Area, Pune 411026; Ph: +91 20 30688304; Vijay Bhavsar, GM, marketing & sales; Ph: +91 20 30688303, Mob: +91 9810124594;vbhavsar@amphenol-in.com; www.amphenol-in.com
Rajiv L Gupta, director

Rajiv L Gupta, director

Delphi is a leading global supplier of electronics and technologies for automotive, commercial vehicle and other market segments. It is a leading manufacturer of connectors as well, serving eight additional connection system markets. Operating major technical centres, manufacturing sites and customer support facilities in 30 countries, its India subsidiary is Delphi Automotive Systems Pvt Ltd. In India, its has a manufacturing and engineering centre, and a technical centre in Bengaluru.Delphi connectors vary from port strip connectors for diabetic glucometers to fiber optics that aid the US Navy in ship-to-shore communication. Delphi’s product portfolio provides a full range of options—from off-the-shelf items to custom-engineered designs.

Manufacturing facilities located in: Chennai, Greater Noida, Dharuhera and Gurgaon
Established in India: 1995
Manufacturers (globally): Electronic and electrical connectors besides a broad range of innovative solutions from components to systems and modules
Sectors it cater to (globally): With its connectors, it caters to medical sector, communication, and many other industries
Contact details: Plot No-240, Udyog Vihar, Phase-1, Gurgaon 122016; Ph: 91-24 243 9600-1; www.delphi.com
FCI OEN Connectors Ltd
George Varghese, vice chairman

FCI OEN Connectors Ltd
George Varghese, vice chairman

FCI OEN Connectors is one of India’s leading supplier of grade connectors. The company is a joint venture with FCI France (earlier called Framatome Connectors France). In 1989, FCI France acquired 26 per cent of the company’s equity share capital, which has today gone upto 97.7 per cent. The company has been credited with many awards like the National Productivity Award, ELCINA Award for Export & Quality, Kerala State Productivity Award, C-DoT Vendors Association Productivity Award, DOE Award for Excellence in Electronics, etc. FCI OEN Connectors has market leadership in the entire range of DIN and 2 mm high density connectors exclusively used in new generation equipment.

Manufacturing facilities located in: Two units in Cochin and one in Bengaluru
Established in India: 1981
Manufactures: Connectors including rack and panel, terminal, flat cable, circular, PCB, heavy duty connectors, besides other products
Sectors it caters to: Markets of datacom and telecom, and communications, industrial and instrumentation sectors
Contact details: Tripunithura Road, Thykoodam, Cochin 682019, Kerala; www.fcoen.com
Gilard Electronics Pvt Ltd
Sanjiv Singh, director, operations

Gilard Electronics Pvt Ltd
Sanjiv Singh, director, operations

Incorporated in 1961, Gilard is a leading Indian manufacturer of power connectors and terminal blocks. It has advanced infrastructure comprising modern machinery and the latest technologies, which enable bulk production within stipulated time frames. It is ISO 9001: 2008, BE OHSAS 18001: 2007, ISO 14001: 2004 and ISO/TS 16949: 2009 certified, and exports to Philippines, Russia, Singapore, the US, and in European countries.

Manufacturing facility located in: Mohali in Chandigarh
Established in: 1961
Manufactures: Power connectors, circular multipin and telecom connectors, sub-assemblies and terminal blocks, besides other products
Sectors it caters to: Automotive, medical, telecom, consumer, defence and electronics
Contact details: C 132, Industrial Area, Phase 8, Mohali 160071, Punjab; Ph: +(91)-9888111417, +(91)-9888111773
Harting India Pvt Ltd
Girish Rao, CEO

Girish Rao—harting India Pvt Ltd

Harting India is a subsidiary of Harting Technology group, headquartered in Germany. Harting India was set up in 2005, with a full fledged office in Chennai. The company is registered under Indian Companies Act. In addition to Chennai, Harting India has sales offices in Bengaluru, Mumbai, Gurgaon. Harting Technology Group, which is skilled in the fields of electrical, electronic and optical connection, transmission and networking, is a leading manufacturer of connectors.

Manufacturing facilities located in: Germany, Switzerland, the UK, Romania, USA and China
Established in: 2005 (in India)
Manufactures: Connectors, besides other products like system cable and cable assemblies, ethernet switches and RFID
Sectors it caters to: Connectors for energy and data transmission applications including, mechanical engineering, rail technology, wind energy plants, factory automation and the telecommunications sector
Contact details: 7th Floor (West Wing), Central Square II, Unit No. B-19 Part, B 20&21, TVK Industrial Estate, Chennai 600032; Ph: +91 (44) 43560415 and 43456262
Molex (India) Pvt Ltd
Preman Ninan, country head, India

Molex (India) Pvt Ltd is a subsidiary of Molex, headquartered in USA. Molex is a leading one-source supplier of interconnect products. Its has a wide portfolio with over 100,000 products, including everything from electronic, electrical and fiber optic interconnects to switches and application tooling. It manufactures its products in 59 plants located across Asia, Europe and North America. The company is represented in India by various sales offices.
Manufacturing facilities located in: 59 plants in 16 countries including Gandhinagar, Noida and Pune (in India)

Company established in: 1938 (in USA)
Manufactures: Connectors for different applications, besides other products
Sectors it caters to: Telecom, datacom, automotive, industrial, consumer, medical and military sectors
Contact details: A-74, Sector 4, Noida, 201 301, UP; Ph: 91-120 2539177/79; www.molex.com
Phoenix Contact (I) Pvt Ltd
Dinesh Parwanda, president

Dinesh Parwanda_Phoenix Contact (I) Pvt Ltd

Phoenix Contact (I) Pvt Ltd, a subsidiary of Phoenix Contact (headquartered in Germany), was established in 1993. The company has four production units in Germany besides 5 other facilities across the globe. With six product lines, Phoenix has three units in India that offer an innovative portfolio of industrial electro-technology.
Manufacturing facilities located in: 2 units in Delhi, 1 in Haryana, 9 others various countries

Established in: 1923 (in Germany), 1993 (in India)
Manufactures: Connectors for different applications, besides other products
Sectors it caters to: Automotive, power, telecommunications, etc
Contact details: A-58/2, Okhla Industrial Area, Phase-II, New Delhi 110020; Ph: +91-11 30262800; info@phoenixcontact.co.in; www.phoenixcontact.co.in
Protectron Electromech
Anurag Bhandari, managing director

Protectron Electromech is an Indian manufacturer of professional grade circuit protection devices, interconnect solutions and EMI/RFI shielding products. With its experience of over 20 years, it offers high quality and value driven solutions. Its strength lies in custom development of products, especially in the area of EMI/RFI shielding and connector development. With capabilities of moulding, stamping, forming, turning, chemical etching, plating and fully automatic assembly, it offers the quickest possible lead times.

Manufacturing facility located in: Bengaluru
Established in: 1991
Manufactures: Connectors and circuit protection devices
Sectors it caters to: Industrial and instrumentation
Contact details: No. 44, 29th Cross, 7th Main Road, Banashankari Industrial Layout, Banashankari 2nd Stage, Bengaluru 560070; Ph: +91-80-26716005/01/02/03/04; protectron@protectron.in; www.protectron.in
Samtec Inc
Ravindra Kumar, country manager, India

Ravindra Kumar—Samtec Inc

Headquartered in USA, Samtec is a global company with locations in 18 countries. It manufactures broad line of electronic interconnects, including high speed, micro pitch, rugged/power, and flexible board stacking systems, cable assemblies and components. The sales office for India is in Bengaluru and sales engineers represent in Bengaluru, Chennai, Hyderabad, Mumbai, Pune and Delhi. It is an ISO/TS 16949:2002, ISO 9001:2000, and ISO 14001:2004 registered with a 5-A1 Dun and Bradstreet rating.

Manufacturing facilities located in: New Albany, Costa Rica, China,Panama, Malaysia, and Singapore
Company established in: 1976 (in USA)
Manufactures: Connectors, RF interconnects, Edgecard, cable system, signal integrity, micro pitch, and rugged/power products
Sectors it caters to: Telecommunications and datacom systems, industrial, instrumentation, medical, automotive, avionic and military, etc
Contact details: No. 11, 2nd Floor, Chetana, Dattatreya Road, Basavanagudi, Bengaluru 560 004; Ph: 91-80 327 21 612, 91-9880220392, 91-990-109-3844, 91-990-109-3844; www.samtec.com
TE Connectivity
V Raja, president

V Raja, TE Connectivity

TE Connectivity, formerly known as Tyco Electronics Corporation, is an offspring of two major companies AMP Incorporated, founded in 1941 and Raychem Corporation, established in 1957. In 2011, Tyco Electronics became TE Connectivity. In India, TE has been operational for 20 years. In 1992, it established a room plant in Cochin. Later in 1993, it expanded its facility in Bengaluru to manufacture connectors, cable assembly, terminals, high voltage assembly. Today, TE has seven manufacturing plants, 11 sales and marketing offices in India.

Manufacturing facilities located in: Five in Bengaluru, two in Pune and one in Kochi, besides other facilities across the globe
Manufactures: Board to board connectors, cable/wire applied interconnects, input/output connectors, power connectors, etc, besides many other products
Sectors it caters to: Communications, energy and power, aerospace, defence and marine, etc
Contact details: Mobius Tower 1, Ground Floor, SJR iPark(Opp. Sathya Sai Hospital), EPIP Industrial Area, Whitefield Bengaluru, 560066; Ph:91-80-40115000
Toyo Connectors & Cables
Prakash Bharwani, CEO

Toyo Connectors & Cables is a well reputed company engaged in manufacturing, exporting and distributing electrical and electronic components including connectors. It is a Taiwan based company with its sales office in Mumbai. The team works in full coordination to deliver optimum products within limited timeframes. The team comprises experienced professionals who have vast experience in the field of electronic components.

Manufacturing facility located in: Taiwan
Established in: 1998
Manufactures: D-sub connectors, PC board connectors, audio video connectors, adaptors, cables, electronic sensors, power cords, IC sockets
Sectors it caters to: Industrial electronics
Contact details: Shop No. 2A, Chotani Building, 52-A, Proctor Road, Grant Road (E), Mumbai 400007; Ph: +91-22-23882324/25; toyoconnectors@gmail.com; www.toyoconnectorscables.com
Wago & Controls (India) Ltd
VK Mehta, managing director

Wago & Controls (India) Ltd, is a subsidiary of Wago, headquartered in Germany. This is a joint venture between the C&S Electric Ltd and Wago Kontakttechnik GmbH of Germany. Wago is a world leader in the field of terminal block connectors. The group operates on the world stage with subsidiaries or agencies on all continents and production facilities in Germany, Switzerland, Poland (Wrozlaw), China and India.

Manufacturing facilities located in: Germany, Switzerland, Poland (Wrozlaw), China and India (Noida)
Established in: 1951 (in Germany)
Manufactures: Rail mounted terminal blocks and connectors, PCB terminal blocks, components for automation
Sectors it caters to: Automation, industrial and electronics
Contact details: C-27, Sector-58, Phase-III, Noida 201301, Gautam Budh Nagar (UP); Ph: +91-120258040910; info@wagoindia.com; www.wago.com

By Richa Chakravarty

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