SOURCE: NKK Switches

June 18, 2013 13:00 ET

NKK Switches Inks Global Distribution Agreement With Digi-Key Corporation

SCOTTSDALE, AZ--(Marketwired - Jun 18, 2013) - NKK Switches, the world's leading designer and manufacturer of innovative electromechanical switches, today announced it has signed a global distribution agreement with Digi-Key Corporation. The agreement enables Digi-Key to distribute NKK's market-leading products globally, with a specific focus on North America, Europe, Japan and the Asia Pacific region.

Digi-Key is the industry leader in electronic component selection, availability and delivery. The company's customer-centric approach and global online resources combined with their expansive NKK product portfolio will help NKK enhance its global recognition and ability to market to worldwide territories.

"Digi-Key is one of the most well-known and well-respected distributors in the electronics industry," said Michael Wada, president, NKK Switches. "We're excited to build on our longstanding relationship with them as we work together to expand NKK's ability to deliver the highest quality switches to design engineers around the world."

A valued distributor of NKK products in North America since 2001, Digi-Key has played an important part in NKK's go-to-market strategy for over a decade. This new agreement ensures it will continue to do so into the future.

"NKK Switches' quality product adds exceptional value for our customers, providing a solid foundation for our IP&E division," said Tom Busher, vice president, global interconnect, passive, and electromechanical product at Digi-Key. "Expanding this partnership globally will allow our worldwide customers access to NKK's entire innovative product line, furthering the historic success of both companies. We are excited for the future of this partnership."

About NKK Switches

NKK Switches designs, produces and sells the industry's most extensive selection of electromechanical switches setting the standard for quality, stability, and reliability in switch solutions. NKK provides a full suite of customizable solutions that include design, programming, and value added support by combining flexibility, expertise, and a commitment to our partners' success.

NKK's switches turn on millions of products around the world every day by offering more than 3.5 million different toggle, rocker, pushbutton, slide, rotary and keylock switches to illuminated, process sealed, miniature, specialty, surface mount and programmable switch devices. For more information, visit:

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 at

With over 860,000 products in stock, an impressive selection of online resources, and the logistical advantage of more than 800,000 square feet of expandable distribution space, Digi-Key continues to move forward, affirming its commitment to stocking the broadest range of electronic components in the industry and providing the best service possible to its customers.

Digi-Key's totally integrated, Internet-engaged business model, coupled with its industry-leading breadth of components available for immediate shipment anywhere in the world from a single location, clearly differentiates Digi-Key from all other distributors. Digi-Key offers customers a unique approach to a high-mix, low volume production business strategy by transferring much inventory risk and carrying costs from the customer to Digi-Key. From Prototype to Production®, Digi-Key has the components and resources necessary to grow your business to the next level.

Digi-Key's online offerings and resources include: PTM® product training modules; TechZone(SM) technology zonesAnother Geek Moment videos; Digi-Key toolbar; SupplyChainHQ(SM) for electronics buyers; TechXchange(SM); a Mobile and Social Center; the Scheme-it® online schematic design tool; a Reference Design Library; and the Dynamic Catalog®.

Additional information and access to Digi-Key's broad product offering is available at