Farnell recognised as Innovator of the Year for 2019 by Design & Elektronik

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Farnell, the Development Distributor, has been awarded ‘Innovator of the Year’ by Design & Elektronik for 2019. The award was given for the launch of Farnell’s Connector e-Guide; an online reference tool providing detailed information on all connectors from leading brands, enabling customers to quickly and easily identify the parts they require for all their interconnect needs.

The tool uses large visuals to clearly display and categorise connectors in a single online hub, making it an invaluable tool for engineers who need to find and replace an application’s damaged connector without knowing the part number to identify it. The e-Guide’s intuitive interface displays associated products and accessories, such as cable and wire, crimp tools and other installation aids and reduces research time so engineers can easily select the most suitable connectivity solution for their designs.

The award was voted for by Design & Elektronik readers.

“The Connector e-Guide is a great example of our commitment to improving the experience of our customers” said Susi Ertl, Director of Sales and Commercial Centre, DACH, at Farnell. “We understand the challenges engineers face when making purchasing decisions and innovative tools such as this are invaluable in making day-to-day tasks quicker and easier. I am delighted that our continued commitment to improving user experience and supporting engineers at every stage of their process has been recognised with this award from Design & Elektronik.”

Farnell has also been recognised in Elektronik’s Distributor of the Year Awards 2019. Competing in the ‘Embedded’ category, Farnell received a Silver Medal in the Product Availability criteria and a Bronze Medal in the Delivery Service criteria. The award winners were chosen by 2,500 participants in an online vote.

Ertl added: “These additional award wins are testament to the major investment Farnell has made into further strengthening its portfolio, which is now approaching one million products globally, as well as its commitment to the highest quality distribution service in the market. Farnell provides customers with the products they need, when they need them, ensuring they are ready for tomorrow.”

Farnell’s award winning Connector e-Guide can be found here.


About us

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. 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.

Farnell trades as Farnell in Europe, Newark in North America, and element14 throughout Asia Pacific. Farnell's global businesses are 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. Farnell also sells direct to consumers through a network of resellers, and its CPC business in the UK.

Farnell is a business unit of Avnet (Nasdaq: AVT). Avnet is a global technology solutions provider with an extensive ecosystem that delivers design, product, marketing and supply chain expertise for customers at every stage of the lifecycle.

For more information, visit the website at http://www.farnell.com/corporate