Digi-Key Corporation Named Honeywell Sensing and Control’s 2011 Americas Catalog Distributor of the Year

THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minnesota, USA - January 31, 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, today announced it was named Honeywell Sensing and Control’s 2011 Americas Catalog Distributor of the Year.

Sean Conley, Honeywell Sensing and Control’s director of global distribution sales, presented the award to Digi-Key Corporation during the Honeywell 2012 Sales Kickoff event held Jan. 17 in Orlando, Florida.

“It is an honor to accept this award from one of our longstanding supplier partners,” said Jeff Shafer, Digi-Key’s vice president of global interconnect, passives, and electromechanical product. “We will continue to provide sales and customer service supported with a global marketing reach and inspired by new product introduction as we pursue a greater online presence in the electronic component industry.”

“We are pleased to recognize Digi-Key Corporation as Honeywell Sensing and Control’s Americas Catalog Distributor of the Year. The combination of Digi-Key’s superior sales growth, inventory commitment, and new customer acquisition, combined with their teaming with Sensing and Control’s manufacturer reps to overdrive new business opportunity goals, made Digi-Key very deserving of the recognition of Catalog Distributor of the Year,” Conley said.

Early in 2011, Digi-Key Corporation transitioned from being a catalog-based distributor to a totally integrated, online distributor offering more than two million products on the Digi-Key website. All of the information previously found in Digi-Key’s massive 2,800+-page catalog can be found on Digi-Key’s website as well as an impressive list of resources at the design engineer’s disposal.

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.