June 2008…TTI Inc., the world’s leading passive and connector specialist, has extended its franchise agreement with Molex to include the Brad®product line of industrial automation and automotive connector lines from Molex Automation & Electrical Products Division (former Woodhead).

The Automation & Electrical Products Division of Molex is known for network and electrical infrastructure products engineered for performance in harsh, demanding and hazardous industrial environments. The Brad® lines of Automation products include such globally recognized names as applicom®, Direct-Link®, mPm®,  RJ-Lnxx®, SST™ and BradHarrison®.

The Brad Harrison® Mini-Change® connector and wiring system, designed in 1969 for Ford and GM, changed factory automation and continues to make machine maintenance quicker and easier. This “Plug and Play” concept, along with the Micro-Change® M12 and

Nano-Change® M8 connector systems, revolutionized the wiring of automotive assembly lines.  

The revolutionary Brad® M12 Ultra-Lock™ Connection System using push-to-lock technology, is designed to surpass the performance and reliability of traditional threaded connectors.  Once it’s locked, the Ultra-Lock connector’s unique radial seal provides

sealing integrity to IP69K, and can increase productivity, reduce labor costs by up to 60 percent.

Comments John Sandy, European Director Supplier Marketing Connectors: “This is the first time that the former Woodhead M8 and M12 product range has been available through a global distributor, so we believe that there are very many new business opportunities. The Brad® ranges of M8 and M12 connectors are also a perfect fit with our range of sensors from Bourns, so there is a possibility to develop system solutions.”

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About TTI, Inc.

TTI’ philosophy is "Lead by Design", and the company differentiates itself by focusing on people, parts and process.  The world’s leading distributor of passive components and connectors has developed a policy in Europe of being the distributor of choice for customers and suppliers alike by introducing new product technologies from key supply partners to its customers - and by stocking broad and deep across its franchise base.  TTI also operates sophisticated inventory management processes which ensure that it has the ability to service changes in component demand due to fluctuating markets and supply chains.

About Molex and the Global Automation and Electrical Products Division

Molex Incorporated, (NASDAQ: MOLX AND MOLXA), is a 70-year-old global developer, manufacturer and marketer of a wide array of Automation, Electrical, Fiber Optic and Electronic products engineered for superior performance in demanding, harsh, or hazardous industrial environments. Molex "Empowers the Industrial Infrastructure" with innovative products and solutions that extend from mechanical, electrical and electronics, to communications/networking devices and diagnostic software.  Based in Lisle, Illinois, USA, the company operates 59 manufacturing facilities in 19 countries spanning North America, Europe and Asia/Pacific.

The Automation and Electrical Products Division (AEPD), Brad® lines of Automation products include such globally recognized names as applicom®, Direct-Link®, mPm®, RJ-Lnxx® and SST™.  The family of Woodhead Electrical products includes globally recognized names such as Aero-Motive®, Daniel Woodhead®, Watertite® and Super-Safeway®.    For more information, please visit or

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