element14 named authorised distributor of E-Switch

The comprehensive range of electromechanical switch products from E-Switch are now available to element14 customers


element14 has signed a new distribution agreement with E-Switch enabling customers in EMEA and APAC to buy the complete product range from a single, convenient and trusted source.

E-Switch offers one of the widest switch portfolios in the market, including tactile, rocker, pushbutton, anti-vandal, capacitive, detector, dip, keylock, navigation, rotary, rotary DIP, slide, snap action, tilt, toggle and trigger switches.

This addition of E-Switch products to element14’s electromechanical component portfolio offers customers ready access to several thousand switch options for use in a wide spectrum of applications, such as industrial, consumer electronics, household and commercial appliances, medical and healthcare, telecom/servers and transportation related. For example, customers will be able to access dashboard switches for agricultural, off-road vehicles, marine and watercraft applications as well as commercial vehicle fleet tracking and monitoring.

Many of E-Switch’s switches can be customised to meet specific requirements, and the total number of product types available to designers typically expands at a rate of some nine to twelve new switches each year.

Curt Bakken, President of E-Switch, said, “E-Switch is excited to be partnering with element14 and leveraging their European footprint of sales teams, technical support and regional distribution centres. E-Switch is focused on expanding our vast product portfolio and need Farnell’s sales and marketing expertise to fully engage with design engineers and purchasing teams to support our customers.”

E-Switch is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and has been delivering quality electromechanical switches to the industrial, electronics, medical, audio/visual, appliance and instrumentation markets since 1979.

In addition to providing customers with a broad selection of electromechanical switches, E-Switch also provides written and video documentation to supply engineers with the most current model information, specification sheets and professional certifications.

The complete E-Switch product range is now available from stock at Farnell in EMEA and element14 in APAC.


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Farnell is a global technology leader with over 80 years in the high service distribution of technology products and solutions for electronic system design, production, maintenance and repair. Farnell uses this experience to support its broad customer base, from hobbyists to engineers, maintenance engineers and buyers as ‘The Development Distributor’, working with leading brands and start-ups to develop new products for market, and supporting the industry as it seeks to develop the current and next generation of engineers.

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