Premier Farnell extends North America Franchise with VCC to cover Europe

Farnell element14 to support VCC’s complete product offering, including panel mount indicators, light pipes, LED displays and LEDs

Premier Farnell, the Development Distributor is extending its successful franchise with VCC (Visual Communications Company) into Europe. Newark element14  has been supplying VCC products to customers in North America for over 20 years. This extended agreement means that customers in Europe will now be able to access an enhanced optoelectronics product portfolio, including products from VCC, from Farnell element14.

VCC is the global leader in illuminated electronic components and brings decades of experience in lighting solutions for the aerospace, food service, people movers, transportation, medical, telecom and industrial markets.

Simon Meadmore, Global Head of Semiconductors, Premier Farnell, said: “We are delighted to extend our already strong VCC franchise with Newark element 14 into Farnell element14. VCC’s innovative range of products will be made available to Farnell element 14’s extensive Design Engineer customer base and further enhances our optoelectronics product portfolio.”

Deb Gray, Global Distribution Sales Manager at VCC says: “With our focus on the European market, it is a natural progression to strengthen the partnership that was developed with Newark element14 in North America and include Farnell element14 in Europe. This agreement adds value for both organizations, and we look forward to supporting customers through this comprehensive partnership.”

VCC products are available from Farnell element14 in Europe and Newark element14 in North America.


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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