Our Businesses

The Premier Farnell Group (LSE:PFL), is a leader in the high service, multi-channel provision of essential products, information, software and technology solutions to electronic design engineers, maintenance and repair engineers and purchasing professionals globally.

With over 70 years in electronics components distribution, Premier Farnell’s unique features include 29 local language transactional websites, the innovative online element14 Community for engineers and The Knode on element14, an intelligent knowledge and search tool - both industry firsts.

Premier Farnell distributes its comprehensive portfolio of products and services throughout Europe, North America and Asia Pacific, supported by a global supply chain of suppliers and an inventory profile developed to anticipate and meet its customers' needs. Recently awarded Platinum status by the Business in the Community Corporate Responsibility Index, the business takes its CSR commitments very seriously.

Our primary electronics businesses currently trade as Farnell element14 in Europe, Newark element14 in the US, Canada and Mexico and Farnell Newark in Brazil. Since 2010, the Asia Pacific business has traded as element14. Previously, operations in Asia Pacific were branded Premier Electronics, Farnell and Farnell-Newark. Premier Farnell’s other brands include CadSoft, CPC, MCM and Akron Brass.

Key Facts

  • Operations in 35 different countries
  • Supplying over 150 global industries
  • Over 2 million customer contacts
  • 4,400+ employees
  • 500,000 products stocked across our regional warehouses
  • Global  leader in legislation RoHS, WEEE, REACH