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December 01, 2021
Since 18.11.2021 the harmonized standard EN IEC 63000:2018 replaces the European standard DIN EN 50581:2012 and supports the RoHS Directive 2011/65/EU on the restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment (with exemptions). This aims to address various applicable restricted substances regulation worldwide while ensuring the same approach from manufacturers everywhere. The new standard also updates the normative reference in EN 50581:2012.
See more RoHS: EN IEC 63000:2018 replaces EN 50581:2012
November 11, 2021
German components distribution (according to FBDi e.V.) grows by 25.2% in Q3 2021. Bookings reach +135%. Industry and customers still concerned about component shortage.
See more German Distribution market in Q3/2021
August 13, 2021
German components distribution (according to FBDi e.V.) reports a 17.5% increase in sales and anincrease in incoming orders of 132% in the second quarter of 2021. Components shortage prevents better result.
See more German Distribution market in Q2/2021
August 10, 2021
As of July, the REACh candidate list now comprises 219 SVHCs or 'Substances of Very High Concern' with regard to human health or the environment. The FBDi association expressly points out: Companies must comply with legal obligations and ensure the safe use of these chemicals.
See more REACh: Now 219 SVHCs on ECHAs Candidate List
July 08, 2021
On 16 July 2021 the time has come - then the new 'Market Surveillance Regulation' comes into force. This means that only those products may be placed on the market that are safe and comply with the European regulations concerning product design, i.e. that are EU-compliant. There is the possibility of drastic measures for market players who continue to distribute unsafe products.
See more Effective date 16.7.2021: Market Surveillance Regulation
June 17, 2021
As with distribution, the best fit is important in the 'Mittelstand' consisting of SMEs, where the partners react flexibly to every need and coordinate the business model individually - provided there is mutual trust.
By 2025, the European market for electronic components is forecast to have a volume of about 33.4 billion euros. Considering that the distribution - the majority of whose members belong to small and medium-sized enterprises - occupies one third of this, strong partnerships should really gain more weight, says Andreas Falke, Managing Director of the FBDi Association.
See more Distribution and 'Mittelstand'
May 14, 2021
German components distribution (according to FBDi e.V.) records almost 50% increase in order intake in the first quarter of 2021. Sales still slightly down at -6.1%. Components shortage prevents better result.
See more German Distribution market in Q1/2021
April 14, 2021
Distributors who despair of REACh and RoHS, SCIP, ECO design, waste and PoP or 8D reports are in good hands with the FBDi association - especially now, when COVID-19 makes day-to-day business more complex, good advice is often needed. This is exactly why AL-Elektronik Distribution GmbH now also relies on the FBDi platform.
See more AL-Elektronik Distribution relies on FBDi association
March 02, 2021
Europe's share of the global electronics market may be declining, but Europe still plays a role as a source of ideas and innovation - people still (!) look to Europe for development and patents ....and how important is distribution for the supply chain?
See more David vs. Goliath
February 15, 2021
German distribution of components (according to FBDi e.V.) increases order intake by 23% in the fourth quarter. Sales down "only" by 8.1%. Full year 2020 shows deep COVID-19 traces.
See more German Distribution market in Q4/2020
January 15, 2021
Manufacturers who deliver into EU countries, need to watch out - Since January 5, entries in the new EU database SCIP for SVHC substances are mandatory. The following applies to imports into Germany: In the absence of an implementing regulation from the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, however, there is currently a lack of clarity about 'mandatory' and 'optional' with regard to the data queried.
See more SCIP Database: Added Value or Extra Work?
November 19, 2020
German Component Distribution (according to FBDi e.V.) shrinks by 11.9% in the third quarter. Orders decline by 8%. Slight sequential recovery, but no massive signs of improvement.
See more German Distribution market in Q3/2020
September 17, 2020
The FBDi Environmental and Compliance Compass ('FBDi Compass') is now live as an updated and easy-to-use web tool. By bundling the expertise of the Competence Team Environment&Compliance, it offers valuable support for companies in all industries along the supply chain in handling EU regulations.
See more FBDi Compass reissued as a web model
August 24, 2020
German Component Distribution (according to FBDi association) shrinks by 22% in the second quarter. Orders fall by 13%. Hope for recovery at the end of the year. FBDi urges politicians to drive innovation boom.
See more German Distribution market in Q2/2020
May 28, 2020
In connection with the revised Waste Framework Directive the EU has commissioned ECHA to create a SCIP (Substances of Concern in Products) database, which will be mandatory from 5.1.2021 onwards for companies manufacturing articles containing SVHCs. But, FBDi sees its introduction as both critical and questionable, and other associations such as Bitcom, VDMA and ZWEI also rate it as critical and exaggerated.
See more FBDi: SCIP Database called into question ...
May 18, 2020
German distribution of electronic components (according to FBDi e.V.) continues to decline in the first quarter of 2020. Order situation improves slightly, at a low level. FBDi calls for future-oriented course-setting and investments in infrastructure.
See more FBDi: German Distribution market in Q1/2020
May 05, 2020
As a new supporting member in the FBDi association, RECOM, manufacturer of power supply converters, promotes the increased communication between distributors and manufacturers. The exchange opens up additional perspectives for both sides and thus creates new aspects and approaches for the daily business and for the further development of the distribution landscape - a particularly valuable advantage in times like these.
See more FBDi welcomes RECOM as new Supporting Member
April 14, 2020
The FBDi (Fachverband Bauelemente Distribution e.V.) presents a new guideline on the subject of 'Product Analyses and 8D-Report'. This qualified action guide is now available for download in German and English.
See more New qualified FBDi Guideline
January 14, 2020
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.
See more German Angst
October 28, 2019
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.
See more REACh News: 201 SVHCs on Candidate List; Ban on Lead
October 07, 2019
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.
See more 'Extended' RoHS - two changes
September 17, 2019
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.
See more Neumüller Elektronik relies on FBDi
August 07, 2019
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.
See more FBDi: Templates for QA agreement
February 18, 2019
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.
See more FBDi: Distribution market in Q4/2018
February 06, 2019
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.
See more FBDi Chairman of the board joins IDEA Leadership Team
November 19, 2018
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.
See more New Member Karl Püplichhuisen KG
September 06, 2018
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).
See more FBDi: News about German ElektroG
May 07, 2018
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.
See more Change in Management
December 19, 2017
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
See more New Regulations starting in 2018
September 06, 2017
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 ...
See more New German Radio Equipment Act (FuAG)