Farnell element14 signs global franchise agreement with Walsin

element14 has signed a global franchise agreement with Taiwan based, Walsin Tech. Co in Europe and APAC.  to add a range resistors and ceramic capacitors to its extensive Passive linecard.

The agreement will specifically target new CEM customers in industrial, telecom/wireless, networking and digital consumer markets.

Walsin is in the global top two and top five suppliers of resistors and ceramic capacitors respectively as well as a major RF discrete components and modules supplier. Walsin sales turnover was $475 million in 2014.

Jesper Rasmussen, Global Category Director, Passives, Premier Farnell, said: “We are delighted to extend our linecard with this range from Walsin.  We are the first high service distribution company Walsin has engaged with in Europe and we are excited to bring their products to this new market.”

Alphonse Willems, General Manager European Operations, Walsin, said: “We are happy to be able to extend our print positions and provide excellent services to end customers through Farnell element14, a leader in its industry.”


Photo Caption L-R: Jesper Rasmussen, Global Category Director Passives, Premier Farnell, Alphonse Willems (General Manager European Operations, Walsin), Dave Jones (Senior Product Manager, Farnell element14), CS Yang (VP of Sales, Walsin), Adrian Cotterill (Product Manager, Farnell element14), Richard Curley (Supplier Account Manager, Farnell element14)


Farnell Global is a fast and reliable distributor of products and technology for electronic and industrial system design, maintenance and repair.  From research and design through prototype to production, Farnell helps its customers access the products and services they need 24/7.  With more than 80 years of experience, 47 localised websites, and a dedicated team of over 3,500 employees, Farnell provides every component its customers need to build the technology of tomorrow.

Farnell Global trades as Farnell in Europe, Newark in North America, and element14 in Asia Pacific.  It also sells direct to consumers through its CPC business in the UK.

Farnell Global has been part of the established global technology distributor, Avnet (Nasdaq: AVT), since 2016. Today, this relationship allows the company to support its customers at every stage of the product life cycle, offering a truly unique distribution model, as well as expertise in end-to-end delivery and product design.

For more information, visit http://www.farnell.com/