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Akron Brass is a market leader in the manufacture and sale of high performance fire-fighting equipment for fire truck manufacturers, public fire services and industrial facilities. Its products are designed to improve the safety and efficiency of personnel and equipment engaged in the suppression of fire. It operates in premises in Wooster, Ohio, sells through its own field sales force and through distribution to customers all over the world. It has a high share of the North American market for the products it sells and seeks to grow by broadening its product range and reaching new geographic and industrial markets assisted by appropriate acquisitions.

Akron Brass acquired Weldon Technologies in June 2005. Weldon is a US-based supplier of lighting and electrical control solutions to a number of specialist vehicle markets, including those for ambulances, school buses and fire trucks.


CadSoft Computer GmbH and CadSoft Computer in the US specialises in the development of the popular CAD-Software EAGLE used by design engineers worldwide for over 20 years. EAGLE is a user-friendly, powerful and affordable software for efficient circuit board design (PCB design) and combines the modules schematic editor, layout editor and autorouter on one single interface.

Shared Open Source User Language Programs (ULPs) guarantee maximum flexibility by enabling various features, such as simulation, realisation of individual instruction sequences, data export and import. The DesignLink feature provides access to data and prices on over 4 million products from Newark element14, Farnell element14 and element 14.

EAGLE users benefit from free support through dedicated experts, active customer forums, the EAGLE community on element 14, webinars and training on demand. EAGLE is available for Linux®, Mac® and Windows®.

EAGLE software can be ordered as EAGLE Hobbyist, EAGLE Light, EAGLE Standard and EAGLE Professional for different numbers of users.

www.cadsoft.de and www.element14.com/eagle


CPC distributes electronic components, spare parts and accessories to retailers, installers and repairers of consumer appliances and office equipment. CPC is a specialist in the promotion of new products and special offers through direct mail and via the web. The company offers own-brand ranges of cable, computer consumables and security products. CPC is the exclusive supplier of spare parts to customers of the UK electrical retailer, Comet.

CPC has continued to build on its successful direct marketing formula by applying the principles of segment focus to reach security, office consumables and cable users, amongst others.


Since 2010 element14 has been our trading brand in Asia Pacific, replacing the historical brands of Premier Electronics, Farnell and Farnell-Newark. element14 has operations in 10 countries in Asia Pacific, with three regional distribution hubs in Singapore, Shanghai and Sydney. The company is committed to supporting local language, currency, product and shipment needs across Asia Pacific and around the world.

Australia: au.element14.com

China: cn.element14.com

Korea: kr.element14.com

Hong Kong: hk.element14.com

India: in.element14.com

Malaysia: my.element14.com

New Zealand: nz.element14.com

Philippines: ph.element14.com

Singapore: sg.element14.com

Taiwan: tw.element14.com

Thailand: th.element14.com


The element14 Community offers the first online community specifically for engineers – from electronic design all the way through maintenance and repair. The community is a place where engineers and electronic enthusiasts:

  • Connect with other engineers and experts on new ideas, challenges and questions
  • Find impartial, independent knowledge on technical issues
  • Access information, answers and tools gathered from a range of sources and manufacturers
  • And, find inspiration in the latest innovations

With Web 2.0 functionality to facilitate communication, interaction, collaboration and information sharing between members around the world, the community is your go-to resource for staying up-to-date on the latest topics and innovations in engineering.

In addition to dozens of sub-groups on hot engineering topics, our exclusive features include:

  • Road Test – An area where you can test and review the latest products
  • Legislation – The rules keep changing. Stay in the know with our industry-leading, first-to-market resource for electronics legislation information.
  • Ask the Expert – Looking for some outside expertise? The experts are standing by ready to take on your toughest questions.
  • element14 TV – The latest engineering videos from your favourite experts and suppliers.
  • The Ben Heck Show – Only from element14, join Ben and his friends for bi-weekly “webisodes” as they build and mod a host of amazing community-inspired electronics creations.
  • News - Engineering news, knowledge and insight from across the industry, all in one place.

Farnell element14 operates in 28 countries across Europe, with two regional distribution hubs in Belgium and the UK. The company is committed to supporting local language, currency, product and shipment needs across Europe and around the world.


Farnell Newark is a high-service distributor of technology products, services and solutions for electronic system design, maintenance and repair in Brazil. Like our operations in Europe, North America and Asia Pacific, Farnell Newark offers the latest products, services, and development software, all connected to an innovative online engineering community where purchasers and engineers can access peers and experts, a wide range of independent technical information and helpful tools.


MCM distributes electronics and related equipment to service and repair professionals and technical hobbyists throughout the United States. It comprises less than 10% of MDD Americas’ sales.

MCM Electronics is a broad line distributor of electronic components, equipment and accessories for the consumer electronics industry. MCM's products include: computer hardware and peripherals, security and surveillance, wire and cable, audio and video equipment, tools, test equipment and much more. It serves its customers via a number of channels.


Newark element14 has operations in the US, Canada, and Mexico, serviced from its regional distribution hub in South Carolina. The company is committed to supporting local language, currency, product and shipment needs across North America and around the world.