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


About us

Premier Farnell is 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 is a business unit of Avnet (Nasdaq: 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. Premier Farnell sells direct to consumers through a network of resellers, and its CPC business in the UK.

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