element14 launches new global survey to identify key maintenance and repair challenges

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element14, The Development Distributor, offers one of the industry’s broadest ranges of test and measurement equipment, as well as a leading line card. element14 offer all the tools and production supplies necessary to take a product through the testing phase to the maintenance needed to extend product life cycle, providing support from Bench to Board. To gain further insight into the challenges that test, maintenance and repair engineers face, element14 has created a new survey to allow engineers around the world to have their say.

element14 already has a deep understanding of the challenges of the product life cycle and helps customers achieve their product goals, including minimizing time to market and optimizing product performance. Alongside over 20,000 of the best tools from over 440 maintenance, repair and operations brands, element14 provides first class logistics support, with stock items available for next day delivery to reduce downtime. The results of the survey will allow element14 to further evaluate areas where it can continue to provide assistance to maintenance engineers and understand what is important to them now and in the future.

James McGregor, Global Head of Test and Tools says:

“Our goal is to provide tools and supporting products that allow our customers to do their jobs quickly, efficiently and safely. The range of products we have is truly holistic in supporting engineering needs from the bench to the board”.

At the electronica show in Europe from 8-11th November, element14 is presenting the ‘World of Electronics’ on their stand, including the latest products for your bench from Weller, Tektronix and Keysight, there will also be an opportunity to win a Weller WT or Tektronix TBS2000. On day three, element14 will launch the new global survey. Visitors to the stand can take the survey at the Bench to Board Booth or online at

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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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