Digi-Key Corporation and HARTING Technology Group announce global agreement

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, have announced it has entered into a global agreement to distribute HARTING Technology Group products.

“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.”

HARTING connectivity products are available for purchase now on Digi-Key’s global websites.

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; Digi-Key toolbar; and a Mobile and Social Center.