THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minn.--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Global electronic components distributor Digi-Key Corporation, recognized by design engineers as having the industry’s largest selection of electronic components available for immediate shipment, today announced it has entered into a global agreement to distribute HARTING Technology Group products.
“Our partnership with Digi-Key, one of the fastest growing distributors of electronic components in the world, will make it easier and faster for the engineering community to find and specify just the right HARTING solutions for their applications”
“Digi-Key’s strength in the market is that we focus exclusively on electronic components and the needs of the engineering community and its purchasing agents,” said Dave Doherty, Digi-Key’s vice president of global supplier and product operations. “HARTING’s well-known reputation as a driver and leader in the introduction of new interconnect technologies is an important and critical new offering that we are excited to bring to our global customers.”
HARTING uses skills in the electrical, electronic, and optical connection, transmission, and networking fields to develop customized solutions and products such as connectors for energy and data transmission applications. HARTING also produces electromagnetic components for the automotive industry and specializes in industrial applications including enclosures, housings, cabling, assembling individual or complete systems, and automated vending systems.
“Our partnership with Digi-Key, one of the fastest growing distributors of electronic components in the world, will make it easier and faster for the engineering community to find and specify just the right HARTING solutions for their applications,” explained Rolf Meyer, president and CEO of HARTING Inc. of North America. “Digi-Key’s strong presence in the market will support the expansion of HARTING globally. Given Digi-Key’s strong web base, this partnership will advance HARTING’s online presence anywhere in the world, allowing 24/7 access.”
As the leading integrated, Internet-based, global distributor of electronic components, information about Digi-Key Corporation and inventory of millions of products is accessible to customers around the globe, with all products shipped from Digi-Key’s single, North American location. The company’s integrated business model provides product and support information online to help put engineers and procurement professionals in control as they solve tough product development challenges.
The company’s online offerings and resources include: PTM® product training modules; TechZoneSM technology zones; Another Geek Moment videos; Digi-Key toolbar; PurchasingProSM for electronics buyers; TechXchangeSM; a Mobile and Social Center; the Scheme-it online schematic design tool; a Reference Design Library; and the Dynamic Catalog.
About Digi-Key Corporation
As one of the world’s leading, totally integrated, Internet-based distributors of electronic components, Digi-Key Corporation has earned its reputation as an industry leader through its total commitment to service and performance. Digi-Key is a full-service provider of both prototype/design and production quantities of electronic components, offering more than two million products from over 500 quality name-brand manufacturers at www.digikey.com. A testament to Digi-Key’s unparalleled commitment to service, North American design engineers have ranked Digi-Key as the #1 Most Preferred Distributor (UBM/EE|Times Distributor Customer Preference Study/June 2011). With global sales for 2011 surpassing $1.5 billion, Digi-Key’s single location in North America is one of its greatest assets. Additional information and access to Digi-Key’s broad product offering is available at www.digikey.com.
Founded in 1945 in Minden, Germany, the HARTING Technology Group is privately owned and employs approximately 3,400 people globally across more than 40 subsidiaries and branch offices. With production facilities in Europe, Asia and the United States, the HARTING portfolio of connectivity solutions focuses on multiple levels, from the machine to the device and into the communication infrastructure. Product offering includes electrical and electronic interconnect products, backplane solutions, network components and cable harnesses for various industrial and high reliability markets. HARTING strives for the next design challenge to help serve its’ customers better.