Digi-Key Wins HARTING'S Distinguished Award for New Customer Growth

THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minnesota, USA - June 9, 2015

Global electronic components distributor Digi-Key Electronics, the industry leader in electronic component selection, availability and delivery, was recently honored by HARTING, a leading manufacturer of industrial and device connectivity solutions, for impressive new customer growth in 2014. Awarded during last month's EDS event in Las Vegas, Digi-Key earned the honor by adding more HARTING customers than any other distributor.

HARTING'S most popular products include its har-flexicon® line of innovative, discrete wire-to-board connectors and terminal blocks. The har-flexicon® series, with its fast wire-to-board connection technology, complements the popular in-box har-flex® lineup. Together, they cover the complete spectrum from device connectivity and internal device wiring to cable-to-board and board-to-board connectors. Both improve PCB performance, density and design flexibility while reducing assembly time and expense for a lower all-in PCB unit cost.

Digi-Key customers also purchased in increase number of Ethernet switches including the Ha-VIS mCon 3000 Next Generation managed switches with integrated PROFINET I/O stack, optimized for fast deployment in the harshest industrial environments. HARTING'S entire line of switches offer engineers cost-effective, energy-efficient, plug & play functionality – all within compact, space-saving housing designs.

About HARTING

The HARTING Technology Group, privately owned and based in Germany, employs approximately 3,800 people globally with subsidiaries and branch offices in 40 countries. 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. The US plant in Elgin, Illinois is one of three HARTING locations that manufactures the HIS product line (HARTING Integrated Solutions/backplanes) and custom cable assemblies. The company's core business is intelligent and high-performance connection technology. HARTING works in almost all industrial markets with a focus on requirements for robust, reliable connectivity solutions.

About Digi-Key Electronics

Digi-Key Electronics, 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 at www.digikey.com.au.

Editorial Contact for Digi-Key Electronics
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