Newark element14 to reinforce its position as the Development Distributor at EDS 2017
Global electronics distributor making significant investments in stock to support customer demand
Newark element14, the high-service global electronics distributor, will be sharing how it supports its customers and suppliers as the Development Distributor at the Electronics Design Show 2017.
Taking place May 15-19 at The Mirage Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, the event brings together the brightest minds in electronic components manufacturing and distribution to exchange ideas, discuss new opportunities and shape the future of the industry. As the Development Distributor, Newark element14 supports customers at every stage of the development journey, working with the smallest start-ups to the largest manufacturers to bring products to market, providing a unique end-to-end service from research and design right through to production and maintenance, all in one place and accelerating speed to market.
Chris Breslin, SVP product at Premier Farnell said: “Newark element14 has been delivering a high service distribution service to customers since 1934, from early days of catalogue distribution right up to today where we tailor a multi-channel offering to suit our customers’ needs. As the Development Distributor, Newark element14 works with customers and suppliers to develop people, products and businesses that shape the technology of tomorrow.
“We offer our customers one of the broadest ranges of board and system level products in the industry, built on long-standing and strong relationships with over 3,000 suppliers and enhanced by deep knowledge of the industry and demand trends. We continue to expand our product range for North America customers: over the past 3 years we have invested $34 million in additional stock and we continue to make further investment to expand our SKU offering. We have also enhanced availability of high-demand products within North America – either through our direct ship programme or by moving stock to North America to satisfy demand whilst also reducing delivery times for customers.”
Newark element14, as a global business provides access to over 600,000 products on demand with over 900 new products added each week. As the source for the best electronics products and solutions, supplied by the industry’s top brands, Newark element14 will showcase its global capabilities, sales partnerships and differentiated services – such as kitting, customer switches and panel meters, and design engineering support.
Newark element14 also boasts the first and largest online community of design engineers and technology enthusiasts, element14, with more than 470,000 active members. Individuals around the world have come to depend on element14 as the premier source for new product information, project support and a place to interact with the industry’s leading experts. For suppliers, the element14 Community presents a unique opportunity to connect with customers and gain critical insights into the real-world project needs of everyday engineers.
Newark 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 element14.com, 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.
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
For more information, visit the website at http://www.premierfarnell.com