Formed in 1996, Premier Farnell plc is a leading multi-channel, high service distributor supporting millions of engineers and purchasing professionals globally. We market and distribute a comprehensive range of products and services and solutions throughout Europe, North America and Asia Pacific with operations in 36 countries and trading in over 100, with over 4,000 employees worldwide. Serving a global customer base of more than 2 million customer contacts worldwide, the Group stocks in excess of 400,000 electronic products, has access to 4 million more and represents 3,500 manufacturer brands.
The Group's multi-channel approach includes fully transactional websites, contact centres, field sales force, trade counters, branch network, catalogues and direct mail and the world’s first online community for design engineers – the element14 Community. Companies within the Premier Farnell Group include Farnell element14, Newark element14, element14, CadSoft, CPC, Farnell-Newark, MCM, and Akron Brass.