Digi-Key and SANYO Energy (USA) Ink Distribution Agreement

February 20, 2007 by Jeff Shepard

Digi-Key Corp. and SANYO Energy (USA) Corp. announced the signing of a distribution agreement.

SANYO Energy, part of the SANYO Electric Group, stated that it will utilize its research and development resources as it strives to create and improve battery technology to provide rechargeable power for phones, computers, power tools and a wide variety of portable devices. Digi-Key is stocking lithium, nickel-cadmium and nickel metal hydride batteries in a wide variety of sizes as well as battery packs made with SANYO batteries. These products will be available directly from Digi-Key and will be featured in both its print and online catalogs.

"We are very pleased to expand our battery offering with products from SANYO Energy," said Mark Larson, Digi-Key’s president and COO. "SANYO is recognized worldwide for both quality and reliability, and we consider this to be a great addition to Digi-Key’s product offering."

"The addition of Digi-Key to our distribution channel will enhance our exposure to the marketplace and facilitate getting our products to customers who require quick availability," said Masami Murata, President, SANYO Energy USA Corp..