Farnell element14 achieves Phoenix Contact award for exceptional sales growth in 2014

Farnell element14 has been named Phoenix Contacts’ distribution partner of the year 2014 for Device Connections based on exceptional sales growth.

Steve Herd Global Product Director, Connectors at Premier Farnell stated: “We are delighted to have been recognised by Phoenix Contact as their distribution partner of the year.  This year we have launched 500 products to build our range including the M23 Hybrid and PTSM range.  We look forward to continued success in 2015.”

Colin Green, Phoenix Contact General Manager, stated: “The level of interaction and dedication shown by Farnell element14 has been outstanding and it is this strong working value-add partnership that has enabled them to achieve exceptional sales growth results in 2014. The award is in recognition of their outstanding performance and commitment to Phoenix Contact throughout last year.”  

This week Farnell element14 launched Phoenix Contact’s SMD components to the COMBICON product range for SMT production.

Reflecting the trend towards surface mount devices in recent years, the SPT-SMD product series features compact spring-cage PCB terminal blocks with direct plug-in technology for industrial applications up to 1.5 mm², optimised for existing SMT lines where the connection direction and voltage level can be freely chosen.

Farnell element14’s Phoenix Contact portfolio also includes products from the industrial components, industrial electronics and interface divisions.


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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