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Farnell, established in 1939, is a world leading high service, low volume distributor of electronic, electrical, industrial and maintenance, repair & operations (MRO) products – with fast, easy access to over 620,000 stocked products, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.


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Premier Farnell picks fulfilment solution for Leeds facility

Premier Farnell picks fulfilment solution for Leeds facility
Pressing on with its plans for a new distribution centre in Leeds, Premier Farnell has signed a contract with SSI Schaefer to supply a state-of-the-art order fulfilment solution. Construction work commenced on the 361,000 sq ft distribution unit at Muse Developments’ flagship Logic Leeds site on 29 March.
5th July 2018

Robotics kit gives students primer in systems-level design

Robotics kit gives students primer in systems-level design
An affordable robotics kit and classroom curriculum, which provides students with a deeper understanding of how electronic system designs work is in stock at Premier Farnell. The TI Robotics System Learning Kit (TI_RSLK) is specifically designed to be used within the university setting to teach students the background knowledge necessary to understand the engineering concepts behind designing, testing and building a functioning robotic system.
27th June 2018

Breslin succeeds McBeth at helm of Premier Farnell

Breslin succeeds McBeth at helm of Premier Farnell
Graham McBeth has retired from his position as President of Premier Farnell and he has been replaced by Chris Breslin, who was previously senior vice president for global products. He was announced as McBeth’s replacement at Avnet’s Investor Day event in New York City.  Breslin will report to Pete Bartolotta, chief transformation officer at Avnet.
20th June 2018


Kits and support help kids to code

Kits and support help kids to code
To help create the next generation of digital engineers Premier Farnell is providing kits and support to help youngsters to learn the fundamental skills of coding. The company offers one of the widest range of educational aids targeted at tomorrow’s coders and application developers including products such as Codebug, BBC micro:bit, Raspbery Pi and the newly launched Arduino CTC101 classroom kit.
7th June 2018

SiTime signs up with Premier Farnell

SiTime signs up with Premier Farnell
Premier Farnell has sealed a global distribution agreement with SiTime, a supplier of MEMS (Micro-Electrical-Mechanical Systems) timing products. Over one billion SiTime silicon timing devices are being used today in a broad range of applications from smartphones, tablets and cameras to air transportation and earthquake detection systems.
11th May 2018

Computer kit encourages kids to try electronics

Computer kit encourages kids to try electronics
forthings.io, a consumer website where you can shop for ‘hands-on’ electronics, established by Premier Farnell earlier this year, is offering a new kit to encourage kids to start building electronics and to learn to code. The Piper Computer Kit is a fun and educational kit that introduces young people to electronics through the ever-popular Minecraft game.  
12th April 2018

Premier Farnell, Nordic Semiconductor ink global pact

Premier Farnell, Nordic Semiconductor ink global pact
Nordic Semiconductor has joined the Premier Farnell global linecard following an agreement between the two companies. The deal gives the distributor access to ultra-low power (ULP) wireless chips that can run for a long time from small power sources as the future of electronics goes wireless and portable due to consumer demand for ever greater levels of freedom and flexibility.
9th April 2018

Work starts on Premier Farnell distribution hub

Work starts on Premier Farnell distribution hub
Work has now started on site for Premier Farnell’s 361,000 sq ft distribution unit at Muse Developments’ flagship Logic Leeds site. A special turf-cutting ceremony was held on March 29 at Logic Leeds to celebrate the start of construction work on the state-of-the-art distribution hub. The warehouse build, which will be the largest ever warehouse development in Leeds, is scheduled to be completed by the end of the year.
3rd April 2018

Powerful processor adds more punch to Raspberry Pi

Powerful processor adds more punch to Raspberry Pi
A faster processor and dual-band wireless LAN capability make the Raspberry Pi3 Model B+ launched today (March 14) over 15% faster than its predecessor and even more attractive to professional users. It is available now from Premier Farnell.
14th March 2018

Premier Farnell, Amphenol SV Microwave seal global deal

Premier Farnell, Amphenol SV Microwave seal global deal
Premier Farnell has announced a new global franchise agreement with Amphenol SV Microwave, which will enhance its RF connector, adapter and cable assembly product ranges to include higher frequency microwave bands up to 100GHz.  Amphenol SV Microwave has designed and manufactured RF/Microwave coaxial connectors, cable assemblies and passive components for over 50 years.
6th March 2018

100,000 micro:bits aid Canadian education initiative

100,000 micro:bits aid Canadian education initiative
Newark element14 is helping KidsCode Jeunesse roll out 100,000 micro:bits across Canada to support the country’s CanCode initiative. The micro:bits will be used by young people across Canada through a multi-partner agreement led by KidsCode Jeunesse, a bilingual national non-profit organisation helping build long-term sustainable digital skill communities for Canadian children in every province and territory across the country.
22nd February 2018

Premier Farnell plans £60m investment in new warehouse

Premier Farnell plans £60m investment in new warehouse
Premier Farnell is investing £60m in a new 360,000 sq. foot warehouse close to its central Leeds base. The move follows the distributor adding £60m of additional inventory in the past 12 months which instigated a Europe-wide search for a new warehouse facility to support demand.
16th February 2018

B2C website targets makers, hobbyists, education

B2C website targets makers, hobbyists, education
Hobbyists and makers as well as those involved in technology education now have a website to call their own. Premier Farnell has launched forthings.io, a B2C website described by Steve Carr, Global Head of Marketing at Premier Farnell and Farnell element14 as “a content-driven and transactional site.”
2nd February 2018

Students participate in the Premier Farnell Technology Challenge

Students participate in the Premier Farnell Technology Challenge
  From 11 schools and colleges in Bradford, Leeds, Calderdale and Wakefield, students will come together to take part in the regional final of the Premier Farnell Technology Challenge on 5th December from 12.30-3pm at Aspire in Leeds.  
5th December 2017

Raspberry Pi sales top 10 million at Premier Farnell

Raspberry Pi sales top 10 million at Premier Farnell
Just six years after production began Premier Farnell has sold its 10 millionth Raspberry Pi computer. The distributor now sells over 50,000 Raspberry Pi computers each week to makers, industry and education across the globe. Over 4 million Raspberry Pi have been sold in Europe with 1.5 million Raspberry Pis sold in the UK alone.
29th November 2017

IoT products centre stage at Paris show

At ENOVA 2017 in Paris Farnell element14 is showcasing its offering of IoT products and development platforms to illustrate how it is supporting innovation and start-ups. The display will also feature a local French start-up and an innovative product they have designed with the support of Farnell element14.
21st September 2017

UK projects dominate Change the World design competition

Three projects from the United Kingdom have been named as winners in Premier Farnell’s global design competition ‘Change the World’. The ten winning projects also included entries from Bolivia, Greece, India, Italy, Kenya and Poland.  The competition was launched in 2016 to inspire design engineers of all ages and experience, to explore their ideas and put their design skills to the test with a solution that could change the world for the better with just $1000 of products from Farnell element14.
18th July 2017

Free CAD library covers 10,000 connector products

Free CAD library covers 10,000 connector products
Premier Farnell is partnering with TraceParts to provide CAD designs for 10,000 TE Connectivity products available to customers to download in multiple formats. Content provided within the library includes high-resolution images, technical documentation, attribution, features and benefits along with descriptions to assist customers with their design selection.
6th July 2017

Development board deal serves developers and makers

An exclusive partnership between Premier Farnell and MATRIX Labs will see the distributor manufacture and distribute MATRIX Creator to a global network of developers and makers of all skills levels. The MATRIX Creator is a Raspberry Pi add-on that provides multiple functionality and enables faster and more cost-effective development of IoT devices.
26th June 2017

A distributor with a focus on development

A distributor with a focus on development
Premier Farnell has been supporting customers for over 80 years, as Farnell element14 in Europe, Newark element14 in North America and element14 in Asia Pacific. Known for being a high service distributor, Premier Farnell also offers a broad range of design and manufacturing services to customers, supporting them beyond the shipping of the components they need. Ralf Buehler, SVP Sales and Marketing, Premier Farnell, tells us more.
16th June 2017


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