Your Value-Added Interconnect, Electromechanical and Electronic Component Distributor

About Us

Kensington Electronics is among the fastest growing distributors of electronic components in the nation. Founded 28 years ago in Orange County, California, Kensington's philosophy is to serve the quickly evolving telecommunications, medical, and computer peripheral markets with the finest components.

Kensington has evolved into a connector and electromechanical component specialist serving over 6,500 customers in markets such as Mil/Aero, Industrial, Solar, Medical, Telecom, and Automotive with a level of service rarely seen in the industry. Our experienced professionals, multi-million dollar inventory and modern facility in Austin, Texas make all this possible. Through our Mid-America location in Austin, Texas, Kensington is able to provide a broad range of services and available inventory. Services including: component sourcing and cross-referencing; new product design and qualification; custom problem solving; bar-coding capability; custom cable assembly; value added services; JIT inventory management; kitting; and special packaging.

Corporate Statement

Quality - A Tradition at Kensington Electronics, Inc.

Quality, service and innovation are more than words at KEI. It is the work ethic by which every employee lives. This commitment has earned us a reputation as a distributor of consistently high-quality components, which meet or exceed customer, manufacturer and military specifications and are delivered on time.

Our reputation is backed by a tradition of developing new and creative procedures that help our customers compete in their individual markets more effectively and efficiently.

J. Patrick Rabbitt, Jr.

Kensington Electronics, Inc.

"Not Just Products - Solutions"


Serve the five basic functions of distribution.

  1. Inventory to the unique needs of the market.
  2. Aggressively develop and mature 2nd-tier and 3rd-tier accounts.
  3. Manage the organization to be ever more technically competent.
  4. Partner with principals to dominate mutually agree market-share.
  5. Grow synergistic sales with complimentary lines.


Kensington Electronics, Inc. was incorporated to fill a perceived need for an expert, service conscious, electromechanical distributor. Priorities are given to interconnection devices, switches, hardware and opto components. Marketing focus to date has been to the industrial and commercial sectors of the electronic OEMs, especially computer, peripherals, telcom, and emerging markets. The universal nature of the Electronic Revolution has allowed us to choose from the best manufacturers from around the globe. The current line card represents a mix of companies approximately equal: Domestic, European, Pacific Rim. Every effort has been made to provide impeccable quality at the best acquisition cost to our expanding customer base. Our intent is to remain focused on a digestible portion of the components market described above.


KEI is currently ISO9001 registered. Quality, service and innovation are the hallmarks of our work ethic and customer commitment.