Distrelec signs new distribution agreement with IDEC



May 2018: Distrelec Group, the online electronics distributor, today announced a new distribution agreement for the EMEA region with IDEC EMEA, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of industrial automation and control products.

Distrelec is one of the first distributors to partner with IDEC in Europe, and sees the company build on its 20 year relationship with switch manufacturer, APEM, which merged with IDEC in 2017. Distrelec will stock close to 900 new industrial control switches with both 16mm and 22mm diameters, as well as safety switches, enabling switches, safety laser scanners, power supplies and industrial LED lighting products. The product range will expand further over the coming months.

APEM and Distrelec have been working together successfully for more than 20 years" says Michael Schulze, Managing Director of APEM GmbH and the IDEC Europe Office in Hamburg. "This heritage is an ideal foundation for IDEC in the Distrelec portfolio. The high quality and high specifications of the IDEC products are ideally suited to many of the key markets Distrelec serves such as industrial automation, MRO (maintenance, repair and operation) and the Internet of Things."

Steve Herd, Head of Category Management at Distrelec added: “As a longstanding APEM partner, the opportunity to introduce the IDEC product range into our portfolio is not only hugely exciting for us, but also for our customers, who can now purchase high-quality IDEC products at the touch of a button. We look forward to working closely with the IDEC team and adding more products to the range going forward.”  


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Michael Schulze (Managing Director of APEM GmbH and the IDEC Europe Office in Hamburg), Florian Brandhuber (Distribution Sales Representative, APEM), Steve Herd (Head of Category Management, Distrelec), Kate Hanssen (Supplier Business Manager, Distrelec), Scott Wunderley (Product Manager Switches & Relays, Distrelec)


About IDEC Corporation
IDEC, a Japanese-based global company incorporated in Osaka, is a leading manufacturer of high quality controls and safety products for industrial environments. IDEC has a recognized leading position in Japan and Asia, and a proven track record in innovation and quality. For more than 70 years, IDEC has designed and manufactured high quality products.  IDEC has manufacturing facilities in Japan, Taiwan, Thailand and China. For additional information, please visit www.IDEC.com

About APEM
Since its founding in 1952, APEM has become one of the world's leading manufacturers of human machine interface components and panels. APEM develops, manufactures and markets products for diverse markets including agricultural, medical, aeronautics, defense and transportation. APEM is established in 11 countries and relies on a network of more than 130 distributors and agents spread over five continents to supply more than 20,000 customers worldwide. APEM has production sites in Europe, North Africa, America and Asia. For additional information, please visit www.apem.com

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