Electronics Industry

Digi-Key Electronics, one of the world’s fastest-growing distributors of electronic components, launches Global Capability Center in Bengaluru

Digi-Key Electronics, which offers the world’s largest selection of electronic components and automation products in stock for immediate shipment, has launched its first Global Capability Center(GCC) today. The 30,000 sq ft facility in Bhartiya City Bengaluru India was inaugurated in the presence of several key leaders from Digi-Key and itssupport partner, SMC Squared (SMC2). Digi-Key’sfacility at Bengaluru is the first of its kind to be set up by the company. The BengaluruGCC facility will serve as an epicentre for technology and innovation for Digi-Key’s operations globally, supporting the organization in keeping pace with its suppliers’ and customers’ demands for services and innovation.

Headquartered in Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA, Digi-Key Electronics is recognized as both the leader and continuous innovator in the high service distribution of electronic components worldwide. As the original pioneer in this space, Digi-Key has been a key resource for engineers and procurement professionals for nearly 50 years. Today, Digi-Key provides more than 10.8 million components from over 2,300 quality name-brand manufacturers.The Global Capability Centerwill be an integral part of Digi-Key’s long-term strategy.

Ramesh Babu, chief information officerat Digi-Key, said “The industry is moving at a phenomenal pace that requires all players to constantly innovate and integrate technologies. In this period of strained supply chains, Digi-Key is playing a critical role in supplying the components thatglobal companies and innovators need to design and build their systems. Our IT team is one of the many departmentshelping Digi-Key process and ship more than 27,000packages per day.  Our new Digi-Key Global Capability Center expands our talent strategy and is about making our employees feel truly valued.”

Patricia Connolly, CEO and Partner of SMCSquared, Digi-Key’s chosen implementation partner, said “We are honored to partner with Digi-Key to create their India technologyhub for innovation and development. Digi-Key India’s focus will be to empower highly skilled and talented team members to drive business critical technology initiatives,supporting Digi-Key’s market prominence. In India Digi-Key’s GCC is poised to be on a high growth trajectory, creating many, significant high-tech opportunities.”

Also present at the launch were:

Ramesh Babu, CIO, Digi-Key Electronics

Kristin McKenzie, Senior Director, IT, Digi-Key Electronics

MahenderGinunga, Senior Manager, IT Development, Digi-Key Electronics 

Patricia Connolly, CEO and Founding Partner, SMC Squared

Steven Stephan, COO and Founding Partner, SMC Squared

Jessica Parker, Sr. Director, SMC Squared

MalaharPinnelli, VP of Technology and Managing Director, Ecolab Digital Center

Rajesh Nagaraj,  Delivery Head – IT, Fossil Global Services India

LovishTekwani, VP – Bhartiya Urban

Raghavan G, Former CEO – Bhartiya Urban


Reeta Dhote

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Reeta dhote is a computer science graduate from Samrat Ashok Technical Insitute, Vidisha and holds a masters degree in computer application. She works as a technology editor and loves to share stories from the technology world.

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