Press releases

Always up to date... check in regularly to read the latest news from the FBDi.


January 13, 2020

German Angst

Are you struggling with 'German Angst'? According to the Managing Director of FBDi this always happens when things are going well for us. But, there is no need for German Angst - and not at all for electronics.


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November 25, 2019

FBDi: German Distribution market in Q3/2019

German component distribution shrinks by 12.6% in third quarter 2019 (according to FBDi e.V.). Orders are declining.

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November 20, 2019

New rules for the transport of lithium batteries

As of January 1, 2020, there is new information obligations for the transport of lithium batteries, applying to manufacturers and all along the supply chain.

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October 28, 2019

REACh News: 201 SVHCs on Candidate List; Ban on Lead

The ECHA (European Chemicals Agency) candidate list now comprises 201 substances of very high concern (SVHCs) for authorization. And, the European Commission intends to limit the use of lead and lead compounds for the production of PVC products as well as the placing on the market of lead-containing PVC-products.

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October 07, 2019

'Extended' RoHS - two changes

The 'extended' RoHS Directive (2011/65/EU) entered into force on 22 July of this year. FBDi points out two changes to be taken into account: new substance restrictions and an open scope of application. 

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September 17, 2019

Neumüller Elektronik relies on FBDi

Neumüller Elektronik GmbH, a leading design-in distributor for electronic components and systems with over 65 years of industry experience, has joined the professional association of component distribution, FBDi.  

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August 28, 2019

FBDi: Distribution market in Q2/2019

Turnover of German Component Distribution (according FBDi association) decreased by 2% in 2nd quarter 2019. Order situation remains poor.

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August 07, 2019

FBDi: Templates for QA agreement

FBDi is underlining its position as solution-oriented association with neutral templates of a quality assurance agreement, ready for cost-free download in German and English language.  

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June 18, 2019

FBDi: Distribution market in Q1/2019

German component distribution market (according to FBDi e.V.) is up 4% in the first quarter of 2019. The order situation continues to weaken.

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May 09, 2019

Comment: Are we regulating ourselves to death?

Too many regulation orders are not beneficial to the business, neither in the distribution nor in other markets. In a critical comment the MD of FBDi association is dealing with this issue.

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April 17, 2019

Gudeco joins FBDi association

The advantages of a membership in FBDi association have convinced distributor Gudeco Elektronik Handelsgesellschaft mbH. FBDi offers a platform to discuss items among members, delivers meaningful market statistics and strengthens the positioning of the distributors along the value chain.

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March 20, 2019

FBDi welcomes menges electronic gmbh as new member

The distributor menges electronic concentrates on customer specific system solutions and full service for a greatest variety of products. Efficient partners and innovative product lines form the portfolio of the menges group.

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February 18, 2019

FBDi: Distribution market in Q4/2018

German component distribution market (according to FBDi e.V.) experienced solid growth in 2018. The order situation is slightly weakening. Slow return to normality for passive components.

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February 06, 2019

FBDi Chairman of the board joins IDEA Leadership Team

The International Distribution of Electronics Association (IDEA), an international federation of the local country electronic components industry associations is delighted to announce the appointment of Georg Steinberger, Chairman of the board of the FBDi association, as its new President, effective immediately.   

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November 22, 2018

Electronic Components Distribution Figures Q3/18

German component distribution (according to the FBDi e.V.) is experiencing solid growth. Orders remain significantly ahead of sales growth. Passives and power supplies are driving the market.

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November 19, 2018

New Member Karl Püplichhuisen KG

Püplichhuisen hast its core competence in the field of electrical connection technology. In addition to a broad product range in this sector, the distributor also has established its own cable assembly department and is selling the associated processing equipment for all domains of application.

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October 17, 2018

From January 1, 2019: New Packaging Act in Germany

The new German Packaging Act (VerpackG) will come into effect on 1 January 2019, replacing the current Packaging Ordinance (VerpackV). It substantiates product responsibility for packaging.

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October 10, 2018

FBDi: News regarding Wood Packaging Material

The Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2018/1137 regarding the “supervision, plant health checks and measures to be taken on wood packaging material” for the transport of commodities originating in certain third countries came into force on 1 October 2018.

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September 06, 2018

FBDi: News about German ElektroG

Since 15 August 2018 the open scope of application of ElektroG includes only 6 categories which replace the previously 10 device categories. FBDi association emphasizes that with this change additional electric and electronic devices might be subject to registration at Stiftung EAR (Elektro Altgeräte Register).

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August 24, 2018

Electronic Components Distribution Figures Q2/18

Stable growth and healthy order situation shape the German component distribution market (according to FBDi association) in the 2nd quarter 2018. Semiconductors weak, passive components strong.

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June 21, 2018

Electronic Components Distribution Figures Q1/18

Despite component shortages, the German component distribution market (according to FBDi e.V.) posted further growth during the first quarter of 2018. The order situation remains stable.

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May 07, 2018

Change in Management

On 1st May, Andreas Falke took over as Managing Director of the FBDi Association. He replaces Wolfram Ziehfuss, who has retired. The components distribution is not new to Andreas Falke, the new role marks a return to his roots.

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March 14, 2018

A call for action to the EU Commission

Where is the RE-D Guide for Distributors?

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March 05, 2018

Electronic Components Distribution Figures Q4/17

German Component Distribution Posts Double-Digit Growth - orders remain high

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December 19, 2017

New Regulations starting in 2018

The start of the new year will see the introduction of several new regulations and ordinances, which according to the FBDi, are also relevant to the distribution of electronic components: Mercury Regulation … End-of-Life Vehicles Ordinance … RoHS Exemptions

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December 18, 2017

Electronic Components Distribution Figures Q3/17

Growth in German component distribution continues unabated

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November 24, 2017

FBDi: First Japanese Distributor

FBDi Association goes international - with member companies from German and the US and now also from Japan.

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October 12, 2017

Legal Certainty - Quo Vadis?

Electronic Components Distribution Misses Clear Guidelines

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September 06, 2017

New German Radio Equipment Act (FuAG)

Companies, who export their goods to Germany should be aware that in Germany, the FuAG – the national implementation of Directive 2014/53/EU (RED – Radio Equipment Directive) is now in force. The FuAG includes important new regulations ...

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August 23, 2017

Electronic Components Distribution Figures Q2/17

German component distribution posts double-digit growth in Q2/17... risks remain...

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June 07, 2017

Electronic Components Distribution Figures Q1/2017

The German component distribution market starts the year on a positive note – with specks of clouds on the horizon...

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June 02, 2017

Spectre REACh Guide 4.0

Do electronic component distributors now need to create BOM-BOM-BOM lists?

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May 05, 2017

Convincing advantages of FBDi Association

The FBDi has successfully extended its position as the leading organisation for component distribution in Germany. 

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April 10, 2017

New IATA Regulations for the Shipping of Lithium Batteries

IATA has decided on more stringent labelling requirements since the beginning of 2017.

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March 08, 2017

German Electronics Components Distribution: Growth Mode in 2016

German electronic distribution market (according to FBDi association) grew by 0.2% in Q4/16. Full-year ended with 2.3% plus in turn-over. Order situation at record level.

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February 17, 2017

FBDi Environmental & Compliance Compass V2.7

The new edition of the FBDi Environmental and Compliance Compass is now available. By bundling the technical expertise of the Environment & Compliance Work Group, the FBDi Compass V2.7 offers valuable assistance to companies in all sectors spanning the entire supply chain regarding environmental directives relevant to the electronics industry.

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February 03, 2017

REACh: 4 new SVHCs added to Candidate List

Candidate List comprises 273 SVHCs now - FBDi association points out information obligation

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November 21, 2016

German electronic component distribution market in Q3/16

German Electronics Components Distribution shows slight decline in sales.

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October 26, 2016

FBDi: New work group 'Quality Management'

Exchange on Quality Management knowledge within the FBDi network

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October 13, 2016

FBDi: New EMC directive ready to launch in Germany

The new EMC Directive will soon be implemented in Germany as part of an amendment to the Electromagnetic Compatibility Act (EMVG).

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August 25, 2016

German electronic component distribution market grows by 5.6% in Q2/16

German electronic component distribution market grows by 5.6% in second quarter 2016 (according to FBDi e.V.). Balanced book-to-bill rate.

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August 18, 2016

FBDi 'Authorized Source' Seal of Approval

Enhanced Protection against Counterfeit and Fake Products!

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August 10, 2016

The FBDi Association has launched its new Webpage

New structure, new design – faster and more interactive!

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June 24, 2016

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EU Directive on Electromagnetic Fields – Changes as of 1 July 2016 – Implementation in national law.

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June 02, 2016

German Component Distribution Continues to Grow

According to FBDi (German Components Distribution Association), the German component distribution market has grown by 9.7% in Q1/2016. Balanced order situation.

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April 18, 2016

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Lithium Batteries as Freight in Air Transport - Changes since April 2016.

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March 09, 2016

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German Product Safety Act (ProdSG) – Focus on safety and health protection.

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