Digi-Key Corporation and Crouzet Announce Global Distribution Agreement

THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minnesota, USA - May 1, 2007

Digi-Key Corporation and Crouzet today announced the signing of a global distribution agreement. One of the fastest growing distributors of electronic components in the world, Digi-Key Corporation ships products to more than 140 countries from its product distribution center in Thief River Falls, MN.

Headquartered in France, Crouzet is a global manufacturer and supplier of industrial automation control products, specializing in solid-state relays, logic controllers and snap-action limit switches.

Crouzet products stocked by Digi-Key include several solid-state relays, I/O modules and mounting boards. These products are featured in both Digi-Key’s print and online catalogs with this new distribution agreement enabling Digi-Key to fulfill both the prototype and production quantity needs of its diverse customer base.

“We are very pleased to expand our solid state relay channel with products from Crouzet,” said Mark Larson, Digi-Key’s president and COO. “We are certain these products will be of great interest and appeal to Digi-Key customers.

“Crouzet has become a major brand for solid state relays in North America as well as Europe and Asia over the past twenty years. Digi-Key will help Crouzet increase its product availability and brand recognition in many markets worldwide. We are looking forward to tremendous benefits for both companies" said Jean-Marc Theolier, sales director for the Crouzet brand solid state relays in North America.

About Crouzet

Started in the US in 1978, Crouzet is headquartered in France and now counts about 1800 employees with a presence in more than 40 countries. Its product line has grown to include safety components for machinery and programmable microcontrollers. Now known as a specialist brand, Crouzet is focused on added value and customization for integrators and equipment manufacturers and serves markets such as medical, aerospace, elevators and lifts, food processing, lighting, water treatment, entertainment, plastic injection/extrusion and office equipment. Major customers such as Enodis, Milacron, Kodak, Dover-Thyssen/Krupp Elevator and XEROX have come to rely on Crouzet for exceptional value and reliability in products, service and technical support. Crouzet products are sold through a network of distributors. Crouzet’s sales office in Coppell, Texas provides sales support with applications engineering, product management and customer service. Eight state-of-the-art manufacturing locations across the world allow Crouzet to better respond to the global requirements of our customers without sacrificing quality or response time.

About Digi-Key Corporation

Digi-Key Corporation, based in Thief River Falls, Minn., is a global, full-service provider of both prototype/design and production quantities of electronic components, offering more than three million products from over 650 quality name-brand manufacturers. With over one million products in stock and an impressive selection of online resources, Digi-Key is committed to stocking the broadest range of electronic components in the industry and providing the best service possible to its customers. Additional information and access to Digi-Key's broad product offering is available on the Digi-Key website.