Digi-Key Corporation and Elektron Technology Expand Global Distribution Agreement to include Arcolectric

THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minnesota, USA - February 16, 2012

Electronic components distributor Digi-Key Corporation, recognized by design engineers as having the industry's broadest selection of electronic components available for immediate shipment, has expanded its distribution agreement with Elektron Technology to include Arcolectric products globally.

"We are pleased to expand this global distribution agreement with Elektron Technology," said Jeff Shafer, vice president of global interconnect, passives, and electromechanical product. "Arcolectric can offer our customer base the leading lines of switches, indicator lights, and fuse holders for diverse markets ranging from computers to medical appliances."

"Elektron Technology is pleased to strengthen its current relationship with Digi-Key by adding the Arcolectric line of switches and indicator lights," said Matt McElreath, director of sales and marketing, the Americas, Elektron Technology. "If the success we have achieved with our Bulgin line is any indication, we look forward to great things to come with this new endeavor."

Arcolectric is globally known for creating the latest switches and indicator lights. The switch line encompasses rockers, toggles, push buttons, vandal resistant switches, slide switches, safety switches, refrigerator/appliance, and rotary switches. Arcolectric's line of indicator lights offers an array of colors, sizes, voltages, and styles, including LED, neon, and incandescent lamps.

Arcolectric's products are available for purchase now on Digi-Key's global websites.

About Digi-Key Corporation

Digi-Key Corporation, based in Thief River Falls, Minn., is a global, full-service provider of both prototype/design and production quantities of electronic components, offering more than three million products from over 650 quality name-brand manufacturers. With over one million products in stock and an impressive selection of online resources, Digi-Key is committed to stocking the broadest range of electronic components in the industry and providing the best service possible to its customers. Additional information and access to Digi-Key's broad product offering is available on the Digi-Key website.

About Elektron Technology

Elektron is a global group, managing, exploiting, and developing technologies within the fast moving engineered products sector in business to business markets. Elektron's mission is to deliver a highly competitive return to shareholders by using technologies to create innovative solutions for our customers. Arcolectric, and Elektron Technology brand, is now recognized worldwide as a leading manufacturer of appliance switches and indicator solutions.