WHO WE ARE

We’re a fast and reliable distributor of products and technology for electronic and industrial system design, maintenance, and repair.

AN AVNET COMPANY

We’ve been part of the established global technology distributor, Avnet, since 2016. Today, this relationship allows us to support our 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.

OUR BRANDS

Our established brands give you reliable access to a global inventory, as well as cutting-edge technical support and services. It’s all about supporting your success throughout the product life cycle – wherever in the world you are.

OUR REGIONAL BRANDS

We operate as Newark in the Americas, Farnell in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Japan, and element14 across Asia Pacific.

ELEMENT14 COMMUNITY

Learn. Connect. Inspire.

Join electronics enthusiasts from all over the world in our element14 Community – the place to discover new technology insights, connect with thousands of innovators and access 24/7 support for your electronics challenges.

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OUR GLOBAL REACH

Experience our robust international presence which seamlessly bridges geographical gaps. We ensure that cutting-edge electronic components, solutions, and expertise are readily accessible, no matter where your projects take you.

1.9M

Customers globally

2,000+

Leading manufacturers

850,000

element14 Community members

950,000+

Products available online

47

Websites

12

Warehouses

10M

Products on demand

3,500

Employees

OUR HERITAGE

Our history began more than 80 years ago with two businesses – Farnell in Europe and Newark in North America. Each began with a simple mission of delivering customers the products they need, when they need them.

Since their humble beginnings in the 1930s, these two local businesses selling radio parts transformed into a global distributor of products and technology for
electronic and industrial system design, maintenance, and repair.

Newark Electronic founded

1934

1939

A.C. Farnell Limited founded

First to offer eProcurement capabilities

1990s

1996

Premier Farnell Plc established following purchase of Premier Electronics

New strategy launched to focus on design engineers, web, internationalization & profitable MRO

2006

2009

element14 Community launched

Achieved Platinum status in the Business in the Community Index; Asia Pacific region becomes element14

2010

2011

Listed in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index

Launch of the Raspberry Pi & acquisition of Embest

2012

Strategy evolved to focus on customer centric segments, multi-channel sales, marketing & international

2013

Acquisition of AVID Technologies

2014

2016

Premier Farnell acquired by Avnet Bidco Limited, an indirect, wholly owned subsidiary of Avnet, Inc. and delisted from the London Stock Exchange

Farnell element14 rebranded Farnell, an Avnet Company; Newark element14 rebranded Newark, an Avnet company; Premier Farnell rebranded Farnell, globally

2019

2022

Opening of high-quality 362,000 sq. ft. state-of-the-art distribution centre in Leeds

OUR SOLUTIONS

We make accessing a wide range of products and services effortless. Committed to delivering a reliable, trustworthy, and supportive service, we strive to empower our customers to thrive in an ever-evolving world.

A WIDE RANGE OF PRODUCTS

Discover 950,000 products in stock, ranging from SBCs to Passives, Electromechanical Components, Interconnects, and Test and Tools, with an average of 5,000 new additions each month.

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LEADING SUPPLIERS

As an authorised distributor of over 2,000 leading suppliers, we offer authentic products, providing you with the highest quality components that you need.

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EXTENSIVE RANGE OF INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTS

We provide over 220,000 electromechanical components, industrial automation and control solutions, sensors, tools, and production supplies from more than 1,000 leading brands.

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DEDICATED TEAM AND TECHNICAL SUPPORT

Our dedicated, international team is here to help you access the components you need. Our live chat technical support is available 24/5. It’s all about putting your success first – from research and design to prototype and production.

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OUR VALUE-ADDED SERVICES

Our commitment to providing what you need extends to a range of value-added services designed to enhance your experience, streamline your processes, and boost efficiency. Discover how we can accelerate your projects, reduce time-to-market, and ensure your success in the ever-changing world of technology.

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OUR COMPREHENSIVE TECHNICAL RESOURCES

We are dedicated to enriching your resources with an ever-expanding library of white papers, technical articles, videos, training modules, tutorials, and more. Our goal is to empower you in developing your designs, fostering your business growth, and advancing your career.

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WHY CHOOSE US

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OUR PEOPLE

Our high-performance teams are dedicated to supporting our customers’ success. With more than 3,500 people from 60 countries, our employees truly are what set us apart.

That’s why we’re committed to keeping them at the heart of our organisation – investing in them, supporting their development and giving them everything they need to thrive.

OUR CORE VALUES

Being part of Avnet means everything we do – from how we operate to how we interact – is guided by a strong set of values.
At the heart of these is the belief that trust is a privilege, that doing the right thing is always a priority, and integrity should always be upheld.

Integrity

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Integrity

We demonstrate honesty and trustworthiness in all we do with the highest standard of ethical behavior to guide all our actions.

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Customer Focus

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Customer Focus

We strive to exceed expectations in every interaction, focused on agile and innovative solutions that positively impact our global communities by creating sustainable operations today and for the future.

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Ownership

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Ownership

We are personally responsible and accept full accountability for delivering on our commitments.

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Teamwork

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Teamwork

We work together across boundaries to delight our customers, suppliers and employees to help the company win and promote a collaborative culture.

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Inclusiveness

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Inclusiveness

We value and respect our people by embracing diversity of backgrounds, learning, experience and thought, creating equal opportunities across our workplace culture.

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WHY ELEMENT14?

We’re a global, multi-disciplinary team of enthusiastic, results-driven individuals with a positive attitude to providing first-class customer service. Our flexible, hybrid working model gives you excellent opportunities for career development, as well as the chance to work with a diverse, global workforce on international projects.

Being part of our team means the ability to access a wide range of learning and development resources and tools – everything you need to build your skills, expand your knowledge, stay current in your field and achieve progress. We partner with LinkedIn to offer our team diverse learning opportunities. Through our global MentorConnect programme, we support the growth of careers and skills, fostering collaboration and inclusivity.

It’s all about giving you what you need to achieve and exceed your potential.

OUR OFFER

The benefits we offer are tailored to your location. Get in touch to find out which ones are available where you are.

Hybrid working
Insurance plans
Pension plans
A global employee referral programme
Company socials
A global mentoring programme
The option to buy annual leave
Education assistance
Employee discounts
Wellbeing initiatives

DIVERSITY, EQUITY, AND INCLUSION

We are committed to fostering a workplace that champions diversity, embraces inclusion, and values equity. Our mission is clear: to raise awareness around diversity issues and opportunities, creating a supportive, respectful culture where inclusive behavior is not just encouraged but celebrated as the norm.

We envision a workforce that reflects the diverse communities we live, work and do business in, as well as an organisational culture that welcomes varied perspectives, nurtures new ideas and helps Farnell Global maximise success.

Our four pillars of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion:

Listen and Learn

Education and Awareness

Policies and Processes

Leadership Commitment

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ESG

As a responsible global partner, we are dedicated to making a positive impact on the world by integrating sustainability into every facet of our operations.

GLOBAL CHALLENGES CLOSE TO HOME

As a company with global reach and local presence, we are committed to supporting international charitable organisations and initiatives, as well as smaller local charities that make a great impact on local communities.

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