Farnell element14 Named Silver Distributor by TDK

Farnell element14 has received a Silver Award in TDK's annual Distributor Performance Evaluation Program.

Farnell element14 has been recognized by one of their strategic suppliers TDK for great business performance, best in class inventory management and operational excellence. These are the criteria used by TDK to measure performance of their distribution partners, and Farnell element14 has performed up to TDK's expectations in these areas

Jesper Rasmussen, Global Product Director, Passives at Premier Farnell said “It is a great honour to receive a ‘Senten Manten’ top award from TDK which stands for the perfect result’.  I would like to thank TDK for this important recognition. We are delighted to have TDK as a business partner, and look forward to continued growth together.”

“We are combining the strength of TDK with a growing portfolio that is industry leading. Our customer proposition includes competitive price breaks for volume purchases, best in class quoting and next day delivery.  It is service propositions like these which are key to our customers and have led to the recognition by TDK.”


Photo caption, L-R Mike Buffham, Global Head of Product and Pricing, Premier Farnell; Jesper Rasmussen, Global Product Director, Passives, Premier Farnell; Keith Rogers, Senior Manager Distribution Sales UK, TDK; Peter Miller, Senior Director Distribution Sales; Dietmar Jaeger, Vice President Distribution Corporate Sales; Peter Arch, Director Distribution Corporate Sales


About the Premier Farnell Group

Premier Farnell plc (LSE:pfl) is a global leader in high service distribution of technology products and solutions for electronic system design, production, maintenance and repair. Trading as Farnell element14 in Europe, Newark element14 in North America and element14 across Asia Pacific, it had sales last year of £960m, the Group is supported by a global supply chain of more than 3,000 suppliers and an inventory profile developed to anticipate and meet its customers’ needs.

Premier Farnell works to bring to market development kits in a variety of applications, enabling it to support the customer from design concept through to production.

The latest products, software, services and solutions from trusted supplier partners are all available through 43 local language transactional websites. The element14 Community allows buyers and engineers to access a wide range of independent technical information, tools and the latest resources and the Design Center enables design engineers to compare kits from the world’s greatest range of development tools.

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Premier Farnell Key facts

  • Operations in 38 different countries
  • More than 4,500 employees
  • More than 3,000 leading suppliers
  • More than 600,000 products stocked with access to over four million more on demand

· Leaders in providing information on REACH, Conflict Minerals and EU RoHS legislation

For more information visit the website at Premier Farnell.

Global Contact:

Ken Leitch

Global Head of Corporate Communications

Tel: +44 207 851 4145

Email: kleitch@premierfarnell.com

Global PR Agency:

Darren Willsher/Andrew Hill

Wildfire PR

Tel: +44 208 408 8000

Email: element14@wildfirepr.com

European Contact:

Jen Patterson

PR Manager, Europe and Global

Tel: +44 113 2484904

Email: jpatterson@premierfarnell.com