Farnell element14 awarded High Service Distributor of the Year, EMEA for 2018 by Bel Europe

Bel Award Final

Farnell element14, the Development Distributor, has been named High Service Distributor of the Year for EMEA by Bel Europe. The award was presented to Farnell element14 at electronica 2018 based on sales growth achieved by the business underpinned by a strong and growing partnership and investment in inventory.

Chris Breslin, President of Premier Farnell and Farnell element14 said: “This award is testament to the progress our business has made over the last eighteen months; driven by significant investment in inventory and logistics and our ongoing focus on delivering a multichannel route to market for our supplier partners. We have worked closely with our partners at Bel, to develop our partnership further and maximize the opportunities created by broader and deeper stocking in our Belgium and UK-based warehouses.”

Paul Ochmann, Director of Sales for Bel Europe, added: “Bel is thrilled with Farnell element14’s growth over this past year, in EMEA. Through a mutual collaboration on new product introductions, marketing and sales growth, Bel has been able to enhance our products/brands, available inventory and brought our teams closer together.”

Bel products are available for same day shipping from Farnell element14.

Pictured left to right: Peter Walmsley, Director – EMEA Distribution, Cinch Connectivity Solutions; Pete Bittner, President Bel Connectivity Solutions; Dan Bernstein, President and CEO, Chris Breslin, President, Premier Farnell and Farnell element14; Jade Gallagher, Supplier Account Manager, IP&E, Farnell element14; Andy Jones, European Distribution Manager-Bel, Jeff Uden, Global Director IP&E, Farnell element14


About us

Premier Farnell is a global technology leader with over 80 years in the high service distribution of technology products and solutions for electronic system design, production, maintenance and repair. Premier Farnell uses this experience to support its broad customer base, from hobbyists to engineers, maintenance engineers and buyers as ‘The Development Distributor’, working with leading brands and start-ups to develop new products for market, and supporting the industry as it seeks to develop the current and next generation of engineers.

Premier Farnell is a business unit of Avnet (Nasdaq: AVT). Premier Farnell trades as Farnell element14 in Europe, Newark element14 in North America, and element14 throughout Asia Pacific. The Premier Farnell Group is supported by a global supply chain of more than 3,500 suppliers and has an extensive inventory profile developed to anticipate and meet the needs of innovative customers everywhere. Premier Farnell sells direct to consumers through a network of resellers, and its CPC business in the UK.

For more information, visit the website at http://www.premierfarnell.com