Farnell element14 add IDEC to its portfolio of Industrial Components

New franchise introduces 900 products from IDEC to Farnell element14 customers


Farnell element14, the Development Distributor, has added IDEC, the leading manufacturer of innovative industrial automation and control products to its broad range of automation and control products in Europe.

The launch brings more than 900 IDEC products to Farnell element14 customers in Europe, including new 16mm and 22mm industrial switches, emergency stop safety products, safety enabling switches, stack lights, panel instrumentation, relays, power supplies and laser scanners.

Ian Mcstay, Apem and IDEC Sales and Distribution Manager says: “Apem and Farnell element14 have enjoyed a long and successful cooperation and we are delighted to now add IDEC products to the Farnell element14 portfolio. IDEC have a longstanding reputation for manufacturing high quality products, to suit varied applications within the Industrial Automation and Safety Critical Environments from design-in to MRO. We see the addition of these IDEC Ranges to be a key factor in the continued growth of our two successful companies.”

Dave Beck, Head of Product management IP&E, Farnell element14 added: “As the Development Distributor, we work hard to ensure that our customers have access to a broad and relevant inventory of components for their product development. IDEC’s high-quality products for the industrial market are an excellent addition to our portfolio, and expect to see strong demand from our customer base.”

During the last 12 months Premier Farnell, Farnell element14’s parent company has invested significantly in inventory and new suppliers to add depth and breadth of product offering. IDEC is the latest addition to Farnell element14’s portfolio.

IDECs range is available from Farnell element14 in Europe.


Image caption: Steve Hallgate - Senior product manager, IP&E, Farnell element14; Dave Beck – Head of Product management IP&E, Farnell element14; Ian McStay – Sales manager APEM and Keith Forbes – Supplier account manager IP&E, Farnell element14


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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