ECIA Welcomes Farnell Group

Farnell group operates as Farnell in EMEA, Newark in North America and element14 in APAC

Atlanta – ECIA is pleased to announce that Farnell, an Avnet Company and global distributor of electronic components, products and solutions has joined its stellar list of authorized distributor members. Farnell operates as Farnell in EMEA, Newark in North America and element14 in APAC.

“The companies that make up the membership of ECIA represent the entire electronic components sales channel and we look forward to joining with our peers and colleagues in helping to make it easier for our customers to do business with us,” commented Chris Breslin, President, Farnell global. “The industry can only get stronger when ECIA members work together to improve processes and develop innovative channel efficiencies.”

With over 80 years in high-service electronics components distribution, Farnell’s global business supports a broad customer base, from hobbyists to engineers, maintenance engineers and buyers; offering over 950,000 products online, from more than 2,000 leading manufacturers.

“Farnell is a welcome addition to our roster of distributors, which already includes their parent company Avnet,” continued David Loftus, ECIA President and CEO. “The membership of Farnell, which includes Newark in North America and element14 in APAC brings expertise that will be invaluable as we continue our journey toward electronic components supply chain optimization. As our members recover from this tumultuous year, ECIA’s business intelligence and best practices will be more valuable than ever,” he concluded.


About us

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.

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