Premier Farnell plc recently consolidated its business in the Asia Pacific region under a single, powerful brand, element14.
element14 Pty Ltd was launched with a series of activities, the first being a huge Supplier Event in October at the Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore.
The unified element14 recognises customers’ need for collaboration, high-levels of customer service and support, prompt and efficient delivery as well as readily available inventory of products and technologies for electronic design engineers in the Asia Pacific region.
Harriet Green, CEO Premier Farnell shared with suppliers the Group’s view of the changing marketplace, their drive towards innovation and increasing need for collaboration around the world amongst connected communities as she welcomed them to the future for distribution.
Salman Syed, Regional Head, element14, Asia Pacific provided a compelling overview of element14’s greatly enhanced customer proposition for the Asia Pacific region that was of great interest to suppliers as element14 seed technologies to design engineers as well as maintenance and repair engineers.
Salman focussed particularly on the company’s enhanced supply chain capability and stressed its ‘no minimum order quantity’ and flexible delivery options.
Over 100 global suppliers attended the launch of element14 in Asia Pacific.
Andy Lim, Director of Global Distribution, Asia Pacific, Tyco Electronics says that element14 combines the design engineer and the buying community together to create something very powerful for element14 to gain market share.
Alex Glass, Vice President of Global Distribution Sales, Analog Devices said that the consolidation of multiple Premier Farnell brands into a single element14 brand made it much easier for customers to identify with Premier Farnell through the element14 brand and by extension, with companies like Analog Devices.
He adds that element14 can help Analog Devices reach the electronic design engineers by making it that much easier for engineers to access Analog technology, design it in and have a really good experience from the point of selecting a component through to the eventual release to production.
Malcolm Campbell, Worldwide Director of Distribution, Microchip said that they have a community of very enthusiastic design engineers who have built strong bonds with Microchip, and are deeply invested in their work and into the products they are developing.
He adds that the social community of element14 and the sharing it encourages amongst engineers will help drive innovation.
Commenting on the brand launch, Graeme Dorkings, Director - Distribution Sales for Asia, Kemet said that he is confident that the outstanding growth achieved so far will continue under the element14 brand.