Farnell element14 achieves Phoenix Contact award for its exceptional performance in 2016


Farnell element14, The Development Distributor, has been named Phoenix Contact’s ‘UK Distribution Partner of the Year’ for Device Connections for outstanding sales growth and marketing activities based around new product introductions in 2016.

Peter Birks, European Business President, Sales and Marketing, Premier Farnell said:

“We are delighted to have been named Phoenix Contact’s UK distribution partner of the year for 2016. We have added more than 400 new product lines to our portfolio from the device connections ranges in 2016 including the SKEDD range and the RPI-BC enclosure for Raspberry Pi single board computer. In total we stock over 4,000 Phoenix Contact parts in EMEA.”

Colin Green, UK General Manager for Phoenix Contact stated:

“The award reflects the commitment and dedication shown by Farnell element14 towards Phoenix Contact and their continued efforts to actively promote and stock all of our newest device connections products in line with their market launch”

Last month, Farnell element14 was first to stock the new one piece SKEDD double row SDDC product range, further expanding its stock of highly innovative SKEDD direct PCB connection products.


Notes to Editors

Photo caption: L-R Colin Green, General Manager, Phoenix Contact UK and Peter Birks, European Business President, Sales and Marketing, Farnell element14


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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