FCI OEN Connectors Ltd. is one of the country's major suppliers of professional grade connectors. The company is a joint venture with FCI (earlier called Framatome Connectors France). It was incorporated on the 2nd day of June 1981.
Located far away from the madding crowds of the city of Cochin in Kerala, on the outskirts of Mulanthuruthy, atop a hillock aptly named Electrogiri, the company commands a calm and peaceful milieu.
Way back in 1984, when the company commenced its commercial operations, the product range was limited. However, enriched by the technical backing of the joint venture partner, M/s. FCI France and its subsidiaries, also catalysed by the company's ever continuing quest for excellence and completeness, the company has grown by leaps and bounds. The result - FCI OEN Connectors Ltd. is today magniloquent of a wide gamut of connectors like Rack & Panel Connectors, Terminal Connectors, Flat Cable Connectors, Circular Connectors, PCB Connectors, Heavy Duty Connectors, IC Sockets etc.
At Mulanthuruthy, Cochin
Immaculately clean and impeccably tidy, the factory today boasts of the most sophisticated and contemporary equipment and fully air-conditioned assembly area of around 32,000 sq.ft. The manufacturing process strictly adheres to the standards and specifications set by the collaborator so as to ensure that the end products match the quality and reliability levels set by the collaborator. No wonder, the products are well accepted by the market.
The Bangalore manufacturing facility offers Copper and Fiber Optic Cable Assembly, backplanes and Value Added business. Value Added products offer not only connectors, but also complete interconnect sub-assemblies (particularly cable assemblies and back planes). Fibre Optic and Value Added business will find increased markets in the future and therefore the company has identified these as thrust areas for future growth. The unit employs around 130 people.