Electronic Products & Technology

Digi-Key Partners with Siemens

Deal secured to distribute automation & control products

September 3, 2021  EP&T Magazine

Digi-Key Electronics has secured a distribution partnership with Siemens to offer its wide range of automation and control products. Siemens is the largest supplier of high-quality products for manufacturing automation and control applications, including automotive manufacturing, data centers, electronics manufacturing, healthcare, intralogistics, food and beverage, textiles and more. This partnership brings Siemens’ reliable, durable and easy-to-use products such as power supplies, human-machine interface (HMI) technology, programmable logic controllers (PLCs) and heavy duty switches to Digi-Key customers around the world.

Siemens’ future-focused software, hardware and powerful automation technologies – backed by global sales and support – covers the entire production process and offers maximum interoperability across all automation and control components.

With the new version of the TIA Portal V15 (Totally Integrated Automation Portal), Siemens is extending its engineering framework to include a range of new practical digitalization functions to shorten engineering times. The main features of the innovations are extension of the application possibilities, expansion of the digitalization portfolio, standardization and higher engineering efficiency.

“We are proud to partner with Siemens, the global leader in automation, to further our commitment to maintaining the world’s largest selection of automation products,” said Eric Wendt, strategic program development director at Digi-Key. “Siemens’ leading-edge technology and broad product offering, combined with our extensive reach and inventory, will be a powerful combination.”

“e-commerce is one of our fastest growing industrial automation distribution channels in the U.S., and we’re proud to be launching our new partnership with Digi-Key,” said Marla Davids, vice president of digital industrial sales at Siemens. “Our customers expect greater flexibility and convenience now more than ever, and Digi-Key has the online product selection and unique engineering design tools that are important to their success. With Dig-Key’s special emphasis on new product introductions, we’re looking forward to further growth.”

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