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

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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