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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

…but Farnell delivers more than just products.  Our quality as a world leading distributor has been recognised.

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ElektraFarnell Europe Wins Top Award

Farnell Europe has scooped the 'Distributor of the Year Award' at this year's European Electronics Industry Awards (Elektra).

The award was announced on the 1st December, at a huge award ceremony held at the Lancaster London Hotel in front of industry leading suppliers, competitors and electronics media.

Farnell was recognised for outstanding achievement, web innovation and leadership. The award was collected by Farnell's Andy King, President of Farnell Europe & Global Head of EDE.

"To win Distributor of the Year is a great achievement and one I am very proud of! To be recognised more specifically for our web innovation and leadership is testimony to the continual improvements we are making to our customer's online experience and Farnell's web offering as a whole," said Andy King.

BSI ‘RoHS Trusted’ Kitemark®

By investing in the ‘RoHS Trusted’ Kitemark® across Europe, Farnell is making a public commitment to best practice, which builds trust and confidence throughout the supply chain whilst also demonstrating that it has the capabilities to help its customers meet the requirements of the Directive.
Neil Stanton, Scheme Manager, BSI Product Services

Farnell – The First distributor to have all its European operations accredited

On 8th August 2006 Farnell became the first in the industry to gain the British Standards Institute (BSI) ‘RoHS Trusted’ Kitemark across all its European offices. The Kitemark is respected across the world as a premier symbol of trust, integrity and quality.

Read the full press release here.


RoHS Kitemark

Panasonic Demand Creation AwardFarnell wins Panasonic Demand Creation Award


Farnell, the leading multi-channel distributor, has received Panasonic's Demand Creation Award 2008 for Passive components. The two companies have enjoyed a relationship that extends to over 10 years during which Farnell has successfully leveraged Panasonic's strong brand name and market-leading product range to a widening customer base.

Panasonic's Demand Creation Award 2008 was presented to Neil Harrison, Managing Director, Farnell by PIE President Mr. Katsuhiko Otomo. Commenting on the award, Harrison said: “We have enjoyed a long and mutually beneficial relationship with Panasonic who have always been at the forefront of innovation in the electronics market. This award underlines the strength of that relationship and how we are successfully reaching out to our customers giving them fast, easy access to an industry-leading product range.”

EPCOS AwardEPCOS Web Sales Award 2008


This award distinguishes the outstanding sales results and continuing growth achieved by Farnell, particularly for items offered solely via the Internet. Farnell was the only company to receive this award that also commends their participation in innovative schemes such as the new EPCOS Inductor Sample Program.

Dietmar Jaeger, Head of Global Distribution Sales, EPCOS, added, "Farnell continues to provide leading-edge EPCOS products to customers worldwide through a powerful web presence. With the recent introduction of the Inductor Sample Program, Farnell has taken a great step forward in the distribution of EPCOS components, which we recognise with our annual Web Sales Award."

ROHM Semiconductor Innovation AwardROHM Semiconductor Innovation Award for Multichannel Marketing 2008


The award was presented in recognition of Farnell's growth in emerging markets like Eastern Europe which enable electronic design engineer's quick access to products via the web, the ability to speak with sales and technical support representatives in their native language and next day delivery on most items.

"ROHM is please to present Farnell its Semiconductor Innovation Award for Multichannel Marketing," said Christian Andre, President, of Rohm Europe. "Their strong marketing position in Eastern Europe, coupled with their strategic office locations and quick product delivery, make them an ideal partner in reaching the engineering and design segments throughout these regions."

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