Premier Farnell launches new corporate website

Premier Farnell launches new corporate website

New website enhances Premier Farnell’s strategy to become a leading eCommerce brand and gives customers improved functionality

LONDON MAY 10, 2012Premier Farnell plc (LSE:pfl) today announces it has launched a new corporate website further enhancing its global strategy of becoming a leading web-based company.

The website, which has been produced by global3digital, went live this week and has a number of improved functions including an interactive map showing the company’s global locations, a new Careers section, improved financial and governance information and the opportunity to interact via Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+ and other social networks.

Additionally, Premier Farnell also launched its online annual report for the year to 31 January 2012. Viewers of the website are able to access or download the new report, or individual sections of it, on each page of the new website. The report can also be viewed by going to

Last year Premier Farnell was awarded Best Board Disclosure – FTSE 250 at the ICSA Hermes Transparency in Governance Awards 2011.

About Premier Farnell

Premier Farnell plc (LSE:pfl) is a global leader in high service distribution of technology products and solutions for electronic system design, maintenance and repair. Its differentiated proposition includes 29 local language transactional websites, and the critically important element14 Community for design engineers – an industry first ( With sales last year of £990.8m and underlying profits of £93.3m the Group distributes its comprehensive portfolio of products and services throughout Europe, North America and Asia Pacific, supported by a global supply chain of over 3,500 suppliers and an inventory profile developed to anticipate and meet its customers’ needs.

While global in scope, Premier Farnell recognises the individual needs of each market and has continued to internationalise its model accordingly. It trades locally as Farnell element14 in Europe, Newark element14 in North America and Farnell Newark in Brazil. Across Asia Pacific the business trades as element14.

Key facts

  • Operations in 35 different countries
  • 4,100 employees
  • Over 2 million customer contacts in 156 industries
  • Over 3,500 leading suppliers
  • Over 400,000 products stocked with access to over four million more on demand
  • Global leader in legislation RoHS, WEEE, REACH

For more information visit the website at Premier Farnell.

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Contact Details:

Global Contact:
Ken Leitch Global Head of PR
Premier Farnell and Farnell

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7851 4145

European Contact:
Aakriti Kaushik
PR Manager, Europe and Global
Premier Farnell and Farnell

Tel: +44 (0) 113 279 0101

APAC Contact: 
Christina Loh
Communications APAC

Tel: +65 6671 8769

Americas Contact:
Janice Fleisher
Communications Americas

Tel: +001 (1) 773 907 5941

Thursday, 10 May 2012