Farnell signs global distribution agreement with Jabil Cutting Tools

The addition of Jabil Cutting Tools expands Farnell’s leading machine tooling range, ensuring customers have access to precision cutting solutions for advanced manufacturing.

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Farnell, an Avnet Company and global distributor of electronic components, products and solutions, has signed a worldwide distribution agreement with Jabil Cutting Tools. Customers globally can now access an in-stock range of industry-leading cutting tools available for fast delivery. Jabil is recognised as a powerhouse in electronics manufacturing, and this is the first time the company has offered products through high service distribution.

Farnell is now stocking a range of products available for fast delivery from Jabil, such as the long-lasting high precision DK20004JS End Mill for mold steel. The DK20004JS is an ideal cutting solution for finishing and fine machining Mold Steel HRC 50±2 material used in industrial manufacturing operations. The cutter has a flute diameter 2mm tolerance +0/ -0.01mm with radius tolerance of ±0.01mm and a shank diameter of 4mm and a total length of 45mm. Jabil in-house coating capability extends the cutter’s lifespan and performance.

DK01001ZO CBN ball endmill is another solution for high quality surface machining and high precision for mold steel HRC 50-68, the tool has a flute diameter 1mm with tolerance +0/-0.01mm and radius 0.5mm with tolerance ±0.003mm. Shank diameter 4mm and total length of 50mm.

James McGregor, Global Head of Test, Tools and Production Supplies at Farnell, says: “Jabil is a huge player in the market and new to the high service distribution space. We are delighted they have partnered with Farnell, and are excited to bring their exceptional range of precision cutting tools for advanced manufacturing to our customers globally.”

Jabil products have been used in advanced manufacturing operations for decades, serving key markets including automotive, smart home, defence and aerospace, energy, industrial and building, healthcare, packaged goods, networking, photonics, transportation and more. Jabil specialises in the development of high-quality products and components that are combined with the latest automation process technologies to create high precision tools with a guaranteed long lifespan. The company’s innovative designs are optimised for performance and manufacturability and can be customised for rapid prototyping to accelerate new product development.

Farnell offers a full range of market-leading test, tools and production supplies from stock to support electronic design and test, with no minimum order value and an educational discount programme. Customers have free access to online resources, data sheets, applications notes, videos, webinars and podcasts with excellent customer and technical support available 24/5 in local language.

Products from Jabil are now available for fast delivery from Farnell in EMEA, Newark in North America and element14 in APAC.


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.

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