Premier Farnell extends North America Franchise with VCC to cover Europe

Farnell element14 to support VCC’s complete product offering, including panel mount indicators, light pipes, LED displays and LEDs

Premier Farnell, the Development Distributor is extending its successful franchise with VCC (Visual Communications Company) into Europe. Newark element14  has been supplying VCC products to customers in North America for over 20 years. This extended agreement means that customers in Europe will now be able to access an enhanced optoelectronics product portfolio, including products from VCC, from Farnell element14.

VCC is the global leader in illuminated electronic components and brings decades of experience in lighting solutions for the aerospace, food service, people movers, transportation, medical, telecom and industrial markets.

Simon Meadmore, Global Head of Semiconductors, Premier Farnell, said: “We are delighted to extend our already strong VCC franchise with Newark element 14 into Farnell element14. VCC’s innovative range of products will be made available to Farnell element 14’s extensive Design Engineer customer base and further enhances our optoelectronics product portfolio.”

Deb Gray, Global Distribution Sales Manager at VCC says: “With our focus on the European market, it is a natural progression to strengthen the partnership that was developed with Newark element14 in North America and include Farnell element14 in Europe. This agreement adds value for both organizations, and we look forward to supporting customers through this comprehensive partnership.”

VCC products are available from Farnell element14 in Europe and Newark element14 in North America.


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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, Inc., (NYSE: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.

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