Farnell element 14 Presented With CamdenBoss 2016 Distributor Of The Year Award


Farnell element14 has been presented with the CamdenBoss Distributor of the Year award for 2016 in recognition of making 2016 a year of outstanding growth and demonstrating the highest level of commitment.

The dedication and commitment shown by Farnell element14 has led to outstanding growth in sales, contributing to the overall increase in annual sales experienced by CamdenBoss and cementing the latter’s strong market presence as an E-Mech partner of choice.

Stocking over 2,000 CamdenBoss lines and including new product ranges such as CamBlock Plus and UK manufactured solar panels, Farnell element14 has been offering CamdenBoss products for over 20 years.

Nicola Kay, Managing Director of CamdenBoss, said: “This year it was a very easy decision to choose Farnell element14 as our ‘Distributor of the Year’. There have been a number of ground breaking projects that both companies will reap the benefits of now and in the future.”

Chrissy Cooper, Director of Distribution Sales, CamdenBoss added: “Our Distributor of the Year Award is voted for by everyone at CamdenBoss and therefore goes much further than simply reflecting significant sales growth. The team at Farnell element14 have been involved at all levels and in all departments demonstrating total focus throughout the year in achieving this targeted growth.”

Peter Birks, Business President at Farnell element14 said: “I am delighted that we have been named CamdenBoss’s distributor of the year for 2016. This is the result of a highly collaborative and structured commercial relationship between our teams. We are committed to becoming the Development Distributor of choice across Europe, ensuring our product range, technical expertise and service proposition continues to meet our customers’ expectations.

“Now being part of the Avnet family provides significant opportunities to accelerate our performance whilst extending our service capabilities. With the support of key strategic suppliers like CamdenBoss I remain highly confident in our abilities to provide innovative solutions for our customers within the rapidly changing electronics sector.”


Notes to Editors

Photo caption: L-R Rob Rospedzihowski, Regional Sales Director Eastern Europe, Nordics and Emerging Markets, Chrissy Cooper, Director of Distribution Sales, CamdenBoss, Peter Birks, Business President, Farnell element14


About us

Farnell element14 is part of the Premier Farnell group of businesses, 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 focuses its offering around four core customer journeys:

  • Education to Maker – Premier Farnell is an official manufacturer of two of the most popular Maker Boards, Raspberry Pi and Beaglebone Black, and exclusive manufacturer of educational programming boards such as the BBC micro:bit and Codebug. Customers are supported through, the largest online engineering and maker community, also providing support to educators and parents through its new STEM space.

  • Research and Design Services - Premier Farnell is the No.1 for Development Kits, having worked with the world’s leading Semiconductor companies to design and manufacture their latest development boards in house. A deep understanding and design knowledge of the latest Semiconductor Devices available also supports Premier Farnell’s broader design assistance offering, providing a similar service to customers of all sizes who are seeking additional engineering support.

  • Design through to Production – Premier Farnell provides an entire solution for design to manufacturing customers, with the broadest range of Semiconductor and Passive inventory available, a world class line card, same day despatch, a strong board level Interconnect proposition and growing Electromechanical proposition. In addition, it has the technical support capabilities to meet all customers’ needs, from simple cross-reference to complex design.

  • Bench to Board – Premier Farnell offers one of the industry’s broadest ranges of Test & Measurement equipment and a leading line card for all Tool & Production supplies supporting customers from the testing of initial designs to delivering essential maintenance activity to keep their operations running.

Premier Farnell is a business unit of Avnet Electronics Marketing, the components operating group 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.

Key facts:

  • Operations in 38 countries and 43 local language transactional websites

  • More than 3,500 leading suppliers

  • More than 650,000 products stocked with access to over four million more on demand

  • More than 440,000 members of the element14 community

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

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