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Press Releases from FBDi e.V. (Professional Association of Component Distribution) (20 total)

FBDi Comment: Are we regulating ourselves to death?

Berlin, 7 May 2019 - Where do I begin and where do I end? And most importantly, with what objective in mind? In times of increasingly complex structures and integration in the face of an accelerating pace of change, these questions should be familiar to everyone! It often feels like we can no longer see the wood for the trees, as if we are losing sight of the big picture.

FBDi environmental news: Changes in the German ElektroG from May 1, 2019

Berlin, 6 March 2019 - In the course of European harmonization the German-based ‘Stiftung EAR’ will classify ‘passive’ devices, which only transport electricity, also as electrical or electronic device with effect from May 1, 2019 for Germany. This means that they then fall within the scope of application of ElektroG in Germany and, thus they must be registered and notified. FBDi association points out the deadline until May 1, 2019

Passives drive the German component distribution market in Q4-2018 - Outlook 201 …

Berlin, 15 February 2019 – Unusually high sales growth of almost 10% in the last quarter of 2018 brought a conciliatory ending of the year for the German electronic component distribution market. Sales by distribution companies under the umbrella of the Fachverband Bauelemente-Distribution (FBDi e.V.) grew 9.8% to 928 million euros. Conversely, orders fell 4.2% to 933 million euros, equating to a balanced book-to-bill ratio of 1.01. The year 2018

FBDi environmental ticker: News regarding the German ElektroG 2018

Berlin, 5. September 2018 – FBDi association points out the new scope of application of ElektroG: Since August 15, 2018 the open scope of application includes only 6 categories which replace the previously 10 categories. All electric and electronic devices are now covered by the scope of application of ElektroG, unless they are excluded explicitly by a legal exception. The new six categories are: 1. Heat exchangers 2. Screens, monitors and devices which integrate

German Components Distribution remains on track

Berlin, 31 August 2018 – Stable but uninspired – this describes the German component distribution market during the second quarter 2018. Sales by companies registered with the Fachverband Bauelemente Distribution (FBDi e.V.) grew in the months April, May and June by 5% (compared with Q2/2017) to 949 million Euros. The order situation performed better, and with 1.04 billion Euros exceeded the billion Euro mark once again. With 1.09 the book-to-bill

German Component Distribution Sector Defies Challenges

Despite the poor supply situation affecting numerous electronic components, German distributors reported continued growth during the first quarter of 2018. For the period January to March 2018, the distribution companies organised under the Fachverband Bauelemente Distribution (FBDi e.V.) reported sales of 978 million euros – up 7% compared with Q1/2017. Orders rose 8% to 1.09 billion euros. The book-to-bill ratio of 1.11 (the ratio of orders received to units shipped

German Component Distribution Posts Double-Digit Growth

2017 was a record-breaking year for the German component distribution, measured in terms of turnover. In the fourth quarter sales grew by 12% to 845 million Euros. Although this is 10 percent less than in the third quarter, it is still impressive. Considering the very stable order situation (plus 14% to 976 million Euros and a book-to-bill rate of 1.16) the first quarter of 2018 could remain positive. For the full

Growth in German component distribution continues unabated

The dynamic performance of the German component distribution industry shows no sign of slowing down. After 6.3% growth in Q1 and 12.2% in Q2, sales in Germany by companies registered with the Fachverband Bauelemente Distribution (FBDi e.V.) soared by 17.6% to 937 million euros in the third quarter of 2017 - an all-time high. Incoming orders grew 24.5% to 993 million euros, yielding a book-to-bill rate of 1.06. Total sales

Growth in German component distribution continues unabated

The dynamic performance of the German component distribution industry shows no sign of slowing down. After 6.3% growth in Q1 and 12.2% in Q2, sales in Germany by companies registered with the Fachverband Bauelemente Distribution (FBDi e.V.) soared by 17.6% to 937 million euros in the third quarter of 2017 - an all-time high. Incoming orders grew 24.5% to 993 million euros, yielding a book-to-bill rate of 1.06. Total sales

Legal certainty - quo vadis?

Clear instructions provide certainty and direction. They also prevent misunderstandings. Sounds logical, doesn’t it? And if something is unclear, we simply leave it out or make a detour around it – which is certainly what the current method of dealing with some conformity regulations appears to be like at least. What sounds absurd is the sad truth in the electronics industry: different interpretations between manufacturers, notified bodies and authorities have

FBDI: German component distribution posts double-digit growth in Q2/17

August 22, 2017 - The second quarter of 2017 was extremely positive for the German component distributors. From April to June sales by companies registered with the Fachverband Bauelemente Distribution (FBDi e.V.) in Germany grew by 12.2% to 904 million euros - almost equaling the record Q1 result. The order situation remains positive, with an increase of 17.7% to 946 million euros. The book-to-bill rate was 1.05. As a result,

The German component distribution market starts the year on a positive note – …

Component distributors in Germany enjoyed a highly successful start of the new financial year. After a rather mediocre 2016, sales by companies registered with the Fachverband Bauelemente Distribution (FBDi e.V.) in Germany grew 6.3% to reach 907 million euros during the first quarter - a record result. The prospects for the upcoming quarters are even more promising, as orders have jumped 20% to over 1 billion euros. The book-to-bill rate

Convincing advantages of FBDi Association

The FBDi has successfully extended its position as the leading organisation for component distribution in Germany. Several new members have decided to avail of the benefits of the association – from work groups all the way to the 'Authorised Source' seal of approval for members. Executive Director Wolfram Ziehfuss is pleased about the newly added industry experts: “Our new members further strengthen the association this year. We see this as

FBDi news: New IATA Regulations for the Shipping of Lithium Batteries

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has changed its IATA DGR (Dangerous Goods Regulations) concerning the shipping of lithium batteries. Since January 1, 2017 lithium batteries that were previously not covered by labelling requirements have become partially subject to them. Hereafter the FBDi summarizes the most important changes: • Labelling requirement – The number of shipment items not subject to labelling requirements according to Pi 967 and PI 970 (max. 2 batteries

German Electronics Components Distribution Finishes 2016 in Growth Mode

The German component distribution market has closed a rather inconsistent 2016 with a tiny plus in the fourth quarter. The turn-over of the FBDi member companies in Germany increased by 0.2%to 753 million Euros. Incoming orders increased by 9% to 854 million Euros, which resulted in a very healthy book-to-bill ratio of 1.13. The full year ended with sales of 3.21 billion (plus 2.3%). Broken down by technology, semiconductors performed slightly

German Electronics Components Distribution Market in Q3/2016

German electronic distribution market (according to FBDi association) slightly lost ground in the third quarter 2016 (-3.4%). Book-to-bill rate remains positive. The German components distribution market has finished the third quarter of 2016 with a little decline. The revenues of the member companies dropped by 3.4% to 802 Mio. €. In contrast, orders rose by 0.5% (809 Mio. Euro). The resulting book-to-bill rate of 1.1 remains in the positive range. The

FBDi reminds on EU Directive on Electromagnetic Fields

Bad Birnbach, Germany, June 24, 2016 - The EU member states are required to implement EU occupational health & safety directive 2013/35/EU on electromagnetic fields in national law no later than 1 July 2016. Directive 2013/35/EU defines minimum regulations for the protection of the health & safety of employees from hazards presented by electromagnetic fields (EMF), thereby avoiding unnecessary burdens and costs – especially for small and medium-sized enterprises. FBDi

FBDi Compass v2.5 – Unique among guides

Neufahrn, Germany, 29 August 2013 – The up-to-date FBDi Compass v2.5 offers companies along the supply chain unique assistance in dealing with environmental directives. Electrical and electronic products are fully classified according to RoHS II and WEEE2, and CE requirements have been revised accordingly. The revision targets the RoHS II directive, which since January requires manufacturers, importers, and distributors of electrical and electronic products to provide proof that their products are

FBDi-Compass: Tailored European regulation support for companies throughout the …

Neufahrn, Germany, 21 August 2012 – Risk reduction and savings in time and manpower now available to international companies – the FBDi Compass offers all manufacturers and suppliers along the supply chain across all industries a clear aid with which to navigate EU-level directives and legislation pertaining to electronic components. Version 2.0 of the FBDi Compass includes regulations concerning WEEE2 and RoHS2. Also new are revised, clearly-designed flow charts and

FBDi Environment&Conformity Compass helps navigate EU-level directives and legis …

Neufahrn, Germany, 16 August 2012 – Risk reduction and savings in time and manpower now available to international companies – the FBDi Compass offers all manufacturers and suppliers along the supply chain across all industries a clear aid with which to navigate EU-level directives and legislation pertaining to electronic components. Version 2.0 of the FBDi Compass includes regulations concerning WEEE2 and RoHS2. Also new are revised, clearly-designed flow charts and