Premier Farnell marks latest milestone in development of new Distribution Centre in Leeds, United Kingdom

James Scott, Development Director at Muse Developments (left) and Nick Wilkins, SVP Global Logistics at Avnet (right)

Premier Farnell, the Development Distributor, announces a further key milestone in the construction of its new state-of-the-art distribution centre in Leeds, United Kingdom.

Ten months after ground was broken on the new site, Muse Developments handed the keys to the building over to the company at the end of February.

Nick Wilkins, SVP Global Logistics, Avnet (including Premier Farnell) said “This is a true milestone in the growth of the Premier Farnell business. We have a great team of motivated and dedicated people working on the project behind the scenes – from those onsite who have literally moved mountains of earth to make this happen, to those who’ve constructed the building. We are now focussed on creating a complex network of systems, technology and machinery inside the facility which will become the epicentre of our future business. This work is being undertaken in partnership with SSI Schaefer.”

Construction work commenced on the high-quality 362,000 sq. ft. distribution unit at Muse Developments’ flagship Logic Leeds site in February 2018. The distribution centre project, which will be the largest ever pre-let warehouse development in Leeds is expected to be fully operational by early 2020.

James Scott, Development Director with national urban regeneration specialists, Muse Developments, said: “We have worked hard with Premier Farnell to deliver its state-of-the-art distribution unit and are incredibly proud of what has been achieved. This is another significant milestone in the successful Logic Leeds story and it is exciting to celebrate the official opening of the building with such a prestigious tenant.”

Premier Farnell’s building will be situated alongside a number of other high-profile occupiers, including Amazon and John Lewis Partnership.

Premier Farnell operates as Farnell in EMEA, Newark in North America and element14 in Asia Pacific.


About us

Premier 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. 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 is a business unit of Avnet (Nasdaq: 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. Premier Farnell sells direct to consumers through a network of resellers, and its CPC business in the UK.

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