Farnell element14 to host Northern Supplier Day

Farnell element14, The Development Distributor, is inviting customers and potential customers to join them at its Northern Supplier Day at Jesmond Dene House, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne on Wednesday 26th April.

The event will bring together 21 suppliers from across the Farnell element14 technology segments to showcase products, tools and solutions that empower people and businesses to shape the future. Visitors will be able to view the latest products from key suppliers including Phoenix Contact, Rohm, Tektronix, TE, Fluke and Omron.

Representatives from Farnell element14 will also be on hand to discuss the support the business can provide to customers, from logistics to manufacturing and design services.

Peter Birks, Business President, Farnell element14, who is attending the event, said:

“In a market that is increasingly serviced over the web, we understand how important it can be to get time to talk face to face with customers and suppliers about new technologies and services. This event provides an opportunity for customers based in the North of England to see the latest products from key suppliers and network with industry colleagues. Hosting events such as this builds on the support we provide as the Development Distributor, either through our traditional distribution business or as a provider of design and manufacturing services, all to help our customers get their products to market faster.”

The Northern supplier event is aimed at design and maintenance engineers and buyers. Attendees at the event will receive a complimentary goody bag of components from supplier sponsors. For more information on the event and to confirm attendance please visit


About us

Farnell element14 is part of the Premier Farnell group of businesses, 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 focuses its offering around four core customer journeys:

  • Education to Maker – Premier Farnell is an official manufacturer of two of the most popular Maker Boards, Raspberry Pi and Beaglebone Black, and exclusive manufacturer of educational programming boards such as the BBC micro:bit and Codebug. Customers are supported through, the largest online engineering and maker community, also providing support to educators and parents through its new STEM space.

  • Research and Design Services - Premier Farnell is the No.1 for Development Kits, having worked with the world’s leading Semiconductor companies to design and manufacture their latest development boards in house. A deep understanding and design knowledge of the latest Semiconductor Devices available also supports Premier Farnell’s broader design assistance offering, providing a similar service to customers of all sizes who are seeking additional engineering support.

  • Design through to Production – Premier Farnell provides an entire solution for design to manufacturing customers, with the broadest range of Semiconductor and Passive inventory available, a world class line card, same day despatch, a strong board level Interconnect proposition and growing Electromechanical proposition. In addition, it has the technical support capabilities to meet all customers’ needs, from simple cross-reference to complex design.

  • Bench to Board – Premier Farnell offers one of the industry’s broadest ranges of Test & Measurement equipment and a leading line card for all Tool & Production supplies supporting customers from the testing of initial designs to delivering essential maintenance activity to keep their operations running.

Premier Farnell is a business unit of Avnet Electronics Marketing, the components operating group of Avnet, Inc., (NYSE: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.

Key facts:

  • Operations in 38 countries and 43 local language transactional websites

  • More than 3,500 leading suppliers

  • More than 650,000 products stocked with access to over four million more on demand

  • More than 440,000 members of the element14 community

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

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