Founded in 1939 by Arthur Woffenden, Premier Farnell plc. Cast itself as a high-service electronics components distribution company. The company is engaged in the distribution of products for electronic systems throughout Europe, North America and the Asia Pacific. The company has operations in 38 countries.
Premier Farnell operates globally under various brand names such as Franbell Element in the U.K and Europe, Newark element14 in North America, and Element14 in Australia New Zealand. The distributor has six distribution centers Used in the distribution of the electronic component products worldwide. It also boasts of a network of 43 local transactional websites.
The distributor stock close to 600,000 products in its regional warehouses. It is also one of the biggest distributors of Raspberry Pi computers sold worldwide. The extensive range of products are distributed and delivered by over 3,000 employees in the 38 countries.