Readers of recognise Farnell element14 at DACH Distributer of the Year awards

Farnell element14, the Development Distributer, was recognized in three categories at the prestigious ‘Distributor of the Year’ awards hosted by on 16th September 2016 in Munich, Germany.

Farnell element14 won 1st place for product availability of active components samples and 3rd place for delivery for active components samples. In addition Farnell element14 was awarded third place for product availability of passives samples.

Dr. Marc Schacherer, Regional Sales Director Central Europe at Farnell element14 said:

“ is a highly respected publication in the key German market. It is a fantastic achievement to receive such recognition and we are delighted. We pride ourselves on offering excellent customer service, an extensive product portfolio, and a superfast delivery service and these awards demonstrate that the investment we continue to make is hitting the mark with customers. The awards reinforce our position as one of the market leaders in technology distribution and I would like to thank everyone who voted for Farnell element14.”

The winners of the ‘Distributor of the Year’ awards were voted for by readers of

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About us

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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