Digi-Key and mec switches Announce Worldwide Distribution Agreement

THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minnesota, USA - August 6, 2009

Electronic components distributor Digi-Key Corporation, recognized by design engineers as having the industry's broadest selection of electronic components available for immediate shipment, and mec switches announced today the signing of a global distribution agreement.

In stock and ready for immediate shipment on Digi-Key's global websites are mec's three main lines of switches:

  • Multimec® available in both through-hole and surface mounting packages
  • Illumec™ with LED options
  • Unimec™ compact and reliable with a unique contact concept

These products will also be featured in future print and online catalogs.

With a commitment to excellence that extends more than 70 years, mec designs and manufacturers its Multimec and Illumec switches to withstand at least 10 million operations. Sealed to meet IP67 specifications and generally available in low and high temperature versions, these mec switches are suitable for multiple applications in many different industry sectors, including audio/video, broadcasting, instrumentation, medical and defense, and wherever customers require performance, reliability, and design.

"Digi-Key is very pleased to partner with mec switches," said Jeff Shafer, Digi-Key vice president, interconnect, passive, and electromechanical. "We are certain mec's high quality switches will be of significant interest to our customers."

"We greatly value this opportunity to work together with Digi-Key to bring mec switches to design engineers all around the world," said Eric Plantié, mec corporate director for sales and marketing.

About mec switches

Located in Ballerup, Denmark, a suburb of Copenhagen, mec has earned a reputation as one of the leading European manufacturers of high quality switches with exports worldwide. Since its formation in 1938, mec has achieved this through excellence of design and the use of top quality materials. Their experienced personnel ensure that mec products are always on the leading edge of technology and offer maximum reliability. For more information, see www.mec.dk.

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.