Farnell element14 named ‘Distributor of the Year’ at the Electronics Industry Awards

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Farnell element14, the Development Distributor, was recognised in two categories at the inaugural Electronics Industry Awards on 25th September in Birmingham.

The business, which is part of the Premier Farnell Group and Avnet, was named Distributor of the Year and was ‘Highly Commended’ for its environmental leadership activities which includes its successful recycling programme for customers. The winner of each category was determined by votes from industry peers.

Mathew Thorpe, Regional Sales Director for the UK & Ireland at Farnell element14, who collected the award supported by members of the sales and marketing team, said; “It’s been a great year for Farnell element14 – with investment from our parent company, Avnet, we have expanded our stock, added many new suppliers to our linecard and broken ground on a new £60m warehouse in Leeds. Being named Distributor of the Year means so much as it is voted for by customers and suppliers and recognises the efforts our people make each and every day to keep our promises and deliver for customers.”



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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