Canadian Packaging

HARTING and Digi-Key connect with connectivity

German electronic connectivity firm and U.S. distribution leader partner up to help Canadian customers.


June 4, 2012
by Canadian Packaging Staff

HARTING Inc., a global leader in electrical and electronic connectivity headquartered in Minden, Germany with offices around the world including a head office in Montreal, have formed a partnership with Thief River Falls, MN-based distribution leader Digi-Key Corporation who also have a Canadian office and others around the world.

The shared relationship will form a new sales channel that will make it easier for the Canadian engineering community to acquire precision components.

“Our partnership with Digi-Key, one of the fastest growing providers of electronic components in the world, will make it easier and faster for the engineering community to find and specify the right HARTING solution for their applications,” says HARTING Inc. North America and HARTING Canada president and chief executive officer Rolf Meyer

Digi-Key’s strong market presence and web foundation will support HARTING’s growth by reinforcing its online sales presence throughout the world with 24/7 access.

“Digi-Key’s strength in the market is that we focus exclusively on electronic components and the needs of the engineering community and its purchasing agents,” states Digi-Key vice-president of global support and product operation Dave Doherty. “HARTING’s well-known reputation as a driver and leader in the introduction of new interconnect technologies is an important and critical new offering that we are excited to bring to our global customers.”

HARTING says that electronic connectors are being increasingly used in rugged applications, while requirements also demand smaller package sizes and more efficient assembly processes. Digi-Key’s outstanding customer service, married to powerful web-based search tools, provides customers with the opportunity to easily access the breadth of HARTING’s innovative solutions.

HARTING products include electrical and electronic interconnect products, backplane solutions, network components and cable harnesses for various industrial and high reliability markets.

For more information, visit www.HARTING.ca.