About us

With over 80 years in high-service electronics components distribution, Farnell’s global businesses distribute a comprehensive portfolio of products, supported by an international supply chain and an inventory profile developed to anticipate and meet its customers' needs.

Experience working with the largest manufacturers designing and manufacturing development kits and boards, provides customers of all sizes with experience which can be applied at any stage to accelerate time to market – from research and design support, to prototype and test right through to production services.

This extensive range of products and services is delivered by 3,300 employees in 60 countries as Farnell in EMEA, Newark in North America and element14 in Asia Pacific. Consumers in the UK can purchase from its CPC business. Farnell has over 950,000 products in stock covering 2,000 manufacturer brands and supplying over two million customer contacts in more than 150 global industries.

We have 9 distribution centres across the world, local transactional websites in 46 countries and a dedicated community of over 750,000 engineers – www.element14.com.

As part of Avnet since October 2016, customers can now also access the latest products in stock from across Avnet.

Farnell is also a global leader in legislation including RoHS, WEEE and REACH