Premier Farnell Broadens Scope of Investment in Klein Tools to Europe and Asia Pacific
Distribution agreement with Klein Tools expanded as range continues to prove a popular choice in North America
Premier Farnell, the Development Distributor, has announced that Klein Tools will now be available in Europe through Farnell element14 and element14 in Asia Pacific. Klein Tools are one of the world’s leading manufacturers of hand tools and test instruments for the electrical, electronics and telecommunications industries. Premier Farnell already distributes the Klein Tools range in North America through Newark element14.
Founded in 1857 by Mathias Klein, Klein Tools has been manufacturing tools for over 160 years. Mathias started the business with the conviction that he could make the best tools available, and that dedication is carried through to his direct descendants who still own and run the business today.
Klein now has manufacturing facilities in North America and Europe, and the product range has extended considerably, ranging from pliers and cutters, wire strippers, test instruments, a complete voice data video range, plus a family of storage solutions from tool belts through to full portable tool cases. Klein supplies virtually every major type of hand tool used in construction, electronics, mining, and general industry in addition to the electrical and telecommunications fields.
“We are delighted to be able to offer Klein Tools to our European and Asian Pacific markets”, says James McGregor, Head of Test and Tools at Premier Farnell: “Klein products are designed and manufactured with the needs of the professional tool user in mind, and are designed to get jobs done with precision and quality.”
Extra-quality features that have made the Klein name famous for hand tools include multi-functionality to ensure greater convenience, comfort and efficiency in use, plus exceptional strength, durability and longevity.
The Klein brand brings over 100 new products into the Farnell element14 and element14 portfolios, including screwdrivers, pliers, crimp tools, wire strippers, digital multimeters and much more – all now available in stock for same-day dispatch.
Farnell Global is a fast and reliable distributor of products and technology for electronic and industrial system design, maintenance and repair. From research and design through prototype to production, Farnell helps its customers access the products and services they need 24/7. With more than 80 years of experience, 47 localised websites, and a dedicated team of over 3,500 employees, Farnell provides every component its customers need to build the technology of tomorrow.
Farnell Global trades as Farnell in Europe, Newark in North America, and element14 in Asia Pacific. It also sells direct to consumers through its CPC business in the UK.
Farnell Global has been part of the established global technology distributor, Avnet (Nasdaq: AVT), since 2016. Today, this relationship allows the company to support its customers at every stage of the product life cycle, offering a truly unique distribution model, as well as expertise in end-to-end delivery and product design.
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