Farnell element14 named Elektron Technology EMEA Distributor of the Year

Farnell element14 has been recognised by Elektron Technology as its EMEA Distributor of the Year for 2014/2015. This inaugural award is in recognition of Farnell element14’s outstanding achievements over the past year, combining strong sales growth for Elektron Technology’s connectivity brands with exceptional customer support.

Farnell element14 has been offering Elektron’s Bulgin and Arcolectric connectivity brands for over 30 years, and currently stocks over 1,500 product lines, including the popular Buccaneer® 6000 and 7000 connectors, and the recently launched piezo switches. This long-standing relationship has helped both companies to ensure an exceptional service for their customers, while recent investments by Farnell element14 in both marketing and stock levels have helped to drive a year-on-year sales growth, bringing the Bulgin and Arcolectric names to more customers than ever before.

Pete Johnson, EMEA Head of Sales for Elektron Technology, commented: “Farnell element14 and Elektron Technology have an outstanding business partnership. This award recognises the company’s fantastic achievements in terms of revenue growth, commitment to stock investment, new product introductions and brand promotion across the extensive range of Bulgin and Arcolectric connectors and switches, all of which have led to a significant expansion of our customer base.” 

Steve Herd, Global Product Director for Connectors at Premier Farnell, added: “We are delighted to have been recognised by Elektron Technology as their EMEA Distributor of the Year.  The Bulgin and Arcoeletric brands are integral to our product and customer proposition and we have continued to invest in deeper inventory and a broader portfolio of parts for design engineers and buyers to select from. We look forward to building on the successes of 2014 in the coming years and strengthening the partnership further still.”


Photo caption is: Steve Herd, Global Product Director, Connectors, Farnell element14; Pete Johnson, Head of Connectivity Sales – EMEA, Elektron Technology; Paivi Komminaho-Franz, European Supplier Account Manager, Farnell element14; Gary Davies, Distribution Sales Manager, Elektron Technology; Gareth James, Product Manager, Farnell element14


Notes to Editors

About the Premier Farnell Group

Premier Farnell plc (LSE:pfl) is a global leader in high service distribution of technology products and solutions for electronic system design, production, maintenance and repair. It trades as Farnell element14 in Europe, Newark element14 in North America and element14 across Asia Pacific. With sales last year of £968m, the Group is supported by a global supply chain of more than 3,500 suppliers and an inventory profile developed to anticipate and meet its customers’ needs.

Premier Farnell works with key strategic suppliers to bring to market development kits in a variety of applications, enabling it to support the customer from design concept through to production.

The latest products, software, services and solutions from trusted supplier partners are all available through 43 local language transactional websites, with customer support provided by degreed engineers. The element14 Community allows buyers and engineers to access a wide range of independent technical information, tools and the latest resources.

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Premier Farnell Key facts

  • Operations in 36 different countries
  • More than 4,300 employees
  • More than 3,500 leading suppliers
  • More than 500,000 products stocked with access to over four million more on demand

· Leaders in providing information on REACH, Conflict Minerals and EU RoHS legislation

For more information visit the website at Premier Farnell.

Elektron Technology Elektron Technology is a global designer and manufacturer of fast moving engineered products, the precision engineered components that enable two of the most important technology areas of the always-on, networked economy: Connectivity and Instrumentation, and Monitoring & Control (IMC). The Group has a broad portfolio of products that are recognised leaders in their markets, playing a critical role in many industries from underwater construction to food preparation, semiconductor manufacture to emergency vehicle systems. They result from a commercially focused, customer-led new product development process centred on the Group’s Technology Centre based in Cambridge. The Group’s products are sold worldwide to over 7,000 customers, around 100,000 end-users, and used in all seven continents and in space. Elektron Technology is headquartered in Cambridge and traded on the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange.

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