Enhanced protection against counterfeit and fake products
FBDi 'Authorised Source' seal of approval
The Professional Association of Component Distribution (FBDi) now offers its members the 'Authorised Source' seal of approval. Customers can rest assured that association members who have been awarded the seal of approval only place goods on the market from authorised and reliable sources, i.e. from manufacturers and their contracted distributors. The prerequisite for gaining the seal of approval is FBDi membership and status as a franchised distributor of the product manufacturer.
The FBDi 'Authorised Source' seal of approval ensures that the relevant association member only supplies original goods to the market from a licensed manufacturer or goods purchased from a franchised distributor of the respective manufacturer. In the event of goods having to be purchased from other sources, the association member assures that the respective source is reliable, the origin of the goods has been verified and the customer has been informed accordingly. The aim of the seal of approval is to enhance protection against counterfeit and fake products and to reduce the number of potential claims and complaints in advance.
Our 'Authorised Source' seal of approval gives a clear statement of vision and values, driven by increased trust and security – as a distinction for our members," says Wolfram Ziehfuss, Managing Director of FBDi association. "Our members are therefore required to adhere to the strict quality criteria defined by the association.
About FBDi association
About FBDI e. V. (www.fbdi.com):
The FBDi e.V. – Fachverband der Bauelemente Distribution e.V. (Professional Association of Component Distribution), founded in 2003, is well-established in the German association community and represents a large portion of distributors of electronic components with operations in Germany. In addition to the preparation and advancement of numerical data and statistics concerning the German distribution market for electronic components, work group engagement and reporting on important industry themes (amongst others, education, liability and rights, traceability, and environmental themes) form essential pillars of the association’s work. The FBDi is a member of the International Distribution of Electronics Association (IDEA).
Member companies (as of August 2016):
Acal BFi Germany, Arrow Central Europe, Avnet EMG EMEA (Avnet Abacus, Avnet Silica, EBV, MSC Technologies), Beck Elektronische Bauelemente, CODICO, Conrad Electronic SE, ECOMAL Europe, Endrich Bauelemente, EVE, Farnell, Future Electronics Deutschland, Haug Components Holding, Glyn, Hy-Line Holding, JIT electronic, Kruse Electronic Components, MB Electronic, Memphis Electronic, MEV Elektronik Service, Mouser Electronics, pk components, RS Components, Rutronik Elektronische Bauelemente, Schukat electronic, Distrelec Schuricht, SHC, TTI Europe.
Supporting members: elotronics, Amphenol FCI, TDK Europe.