Farnell signs new distribution agreement with IDEC



New franchise introduces 900 products from IDEC to Farnell element14 customers

Farnell element14, the Development Distributor, has added IDEC, the leading manufacturer of innovative industrial automation and control products to its broad range of automation and control products in Europe.

The launch brings more than 900 IDEC products to Farnell element14 customers in Europe, including new 16mm and 22mm industrial switches, emergency stop safety products, safety enabling switches, stack lights, panel instrumentation, relays, power supplies and laser scanners.

Ian Mcstay, Apem and IDEC Sales and Distribution Manager says: “Apem and Farnell element14 have enjoyed a long and successful cooperation and we are delighted to now add IDEC products to the Farnell element14 portfolio. IDEC have a longstanding reputation for manufacturing high quality products, to suit varied applications within the Industrial Automation and Safety Critical Environments from design-in to MRO. We see the addition of these IDEC Ranges to be a key factor in the continued growth of our two successful companies.

Dave Beck, Head of Product management IP&E, Farnell element14 added: “As the Development Distributor, we work hard to ensure that our customers have access to a broad and relevant inventory of components for their product development. IDEC’s high-quality products for the industrial market are an excellent addition to our portfolio and expect to see strong demand from our customer base.

During the last 12 months Premier Farnell, Farnell element14’s parent company has invested significantly in inventory and new suppliers to add depth and breadth of product offering. IDEC is the latest addition to Farnell element14’s portfolio

IDECs range is available from Farnell element14 in Europe.


Farnell element14 - IDEC - APEM

Steve Hallgate - Senior product manager, IP&E, Farnell element14; Dave Beck – Head of Product management IP&E, Farnell element14; 
Ian McStay – Sales manager APEM and Keith Forbes – Supplier account manager IP&E, Farnell element14


About IDEC Corporation
IDEC, a Japanese-based global company incorporated in Osaka, is a leading manufacturer of high quality controls and safety products for industrial environments. IDEC has a recognized leading position in Japan and Asia, and a proven track record in innovation and quality. For more than 70 years, IDEC has designed and manufactured high quality products.  IDEC has manufacturing facilities in Japan, Taiwan, Thailand and China. For additional information, please visit www.IDEC.com

About APEM
Since its founding in 1952, APEM has become one of the world's leading manufacturers of human machine interface components and panels. APEM develops, manufactures and markets products for diverse markets including agricultural, medical, aeronautics, defense and transportation. APEM is established in 11 countries and relies on a network of more than 130 distributors and agents spread over five continents to supply more than 20,000 customers worldwide. APEM has production sites in Europe, North Africa, America and Asia. For additional information, please visit www.apem.com

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