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Newark element14 inks disty deal with NKK Switches


Newark element14, a high-service distributor of technology products and engineering solutions, has become an officially authorized distributor of NKK Switches, manufacturer of electromechanical switches.

NKK Switches designs, produces and sells more than 3.5-million different switches that set the standard for quality, stability and reliability in switch solutions. The company product offering includes toggle, rocker, pushbutton, slide, rotary and key lock electromechanical switches in addition to illuminated, process sealed, miniature, specialty, surface mount and programmable switch devices. The products are used in a wide variety of applications in the medical, industrial, military/aerospace, security, robotics, energy and audio/broadcast industries.

“NKK Switches offers one of the industry’s most extensive selections of switches and has a history of quality and dependability,” says Jimmy Seifert, SVP, product, supplier, asset and pricing at Newark element14. “Through this announcement, we’re excited to make our switch offering even broader and deeper, and we look forward to strengthening our partnership with customers through all stages of their design and production cycle.”

NKK Switches offers switch development kits for rapid prototyping and a wide range of heavy duty and sealed switches for aggressive industrial environments.

The company’s SmartSwitch products are pushbutton devices with a built-in OLED display. They are the smallest off-the-shelf OLED and LCD switches and displays available in the industry today, ideal for control rooms with real-time data, broadcast panels and kiosks.