Distributors Expand Their Offerings

Sept. 22, 2015
Future and Digi International announce expanded distribution agreement, America II adds Orion Fans, and more franchised distribution news.

Several distributors added to their franchised distribution networks recently, expanding geographically and with new product lines.

Future Electronics and Digi International expanded their global distribution agreement to include Digi’s complete portfolio machine-to-machine and wireless products and services. Engineers can now access Digi’s full line of cellular, embedded, RF, network, and wireless design services from Future worldwide.

“The expansion of the Digi products and services is a natural addition to our goal of providing the most advanced engineering/design capabilities and the largest available-to-sell inventory in the world,” said Kelly Murphy, director of marketing for Future Connectivity. “We’ve had a great relationship working with Digi with their embedded products. We’re excited to bring this to every region we service.”

In other distribution news, America II Electronics announced a new franchised distribution agreement with Orion Fans, maker of thermal management products for automotive, industrial, medical, white goods, telecommunications, and IT industries. America II will distribute Orion Fans’ complete line of AC and DC fans, blowers, fan trays, filter fan kits, air flow monitors, and fan accessories globally.

“We’re truly excited to be working with Orion Fans,” said Brian Ellison, president of America II Electronics. “America II is strategically focused on adding the very best products to our line card, and Orion Fans is a leading manufacturer of cooling solutions for high-performance applications. Their extensive line of fans, blowers, and accessories will complement our other product offerings and provide great value to our customers around the world.”

Also this month, electronic components distributor Symmetry Electronics expanded its franchise with Silicon Labs to include the manufacturer’s full product line. Silicon Labs offers a range of solutions for Internet of Things, infrastructure, automotive, consumer, and voice and data applications. Symmetry Electronics is a global distributor specializing in wireless, video, and embedded semiconductor products.

Canadian distributor Diverse Electronics announced the addition of a new solder line of products, adding German manufacturer Stannol GmbH to its line card. Stannol makes solder bar, paste, wire, and flux, and is also patented to produce SN100C, a Nihon Superior licensed product used in soldering machines around the world.

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