We offer 650,000 in stock products, services, software and solutions with approximately 900 new products added online every week, giving engineers the vital edge and speed-to-market advantage. We actively source extended components, board accessories and new technologies from innovative niche manufacturers and the world class brands.
We check thousands of prices every week to stay competitive, and we offer the industry’s broadest and most competitive ranges of tape and reel products. We have introduced 8 new price breaks, but you can still challenge our Quotes Team for even better prices at higher volumes.
Extended Range & Sourcing
Over 4 million non-advertised products can be accessed from over 3,500 worldwide manufacturers through us from the network of Premier Farnell Group companies. In addition, we offer a niche product sourcing service for difficult to find components in low or high quantities.
We offer a comprehensive range of software design tools, such as IDEs, Compilers, Simulators, Performance Analysers and RTOS from ARM, Atmel, Freescale, Micrium, Microchip, Texas Instruments, Segger and ST.
In addition, we supply PCB design tools, including the award-winning CadSoft EAGLE software with high-end functionality and support for a fraction of the cost of most PCB schematic and layout design programs.
Price, performance and availability that you can only find here. Multicomp, Pro-Elec, Pro-Signal, Pro-Power, Duratool and Tenma offer reliable components and equipment at low prices, providing you with great value on thousands of in stock products.
Browse the latest and most exclusive development kits, hardware and software tools, services and other design resources for embedded systems, available through element14 Design Center on our element14 community.
Here you can also access detailed technical documentation, videos and sample code to quick start your development.
Competitive prices and no minimum order quantity on a wide range of quick-turn bare board fabricating and assembly services from trusted, leading partners - ranging from single boards on a single laminate, to high precision multilayer boards, and special substrates.
We can provide product traceability through date and lot codes on product labels and despatch notes on orders fulfilled from our UK Distribution Centre across Europe. Codes are automatically supplied on all our best selling semiconductors and passive components, including those indicated online by the symbol.
As well as providing the widest choice of production-ready packaging in the industry, we also provide cut tape and re-reeling on all reeled inventory at absolutely no added cost. In addition, we are the only high-service distributor to offer recycling on waffle trays & 7” reels anywhere in Europe.
Interact with our dedicated team of engineers 24/5 for advice on the latest and specialist technologies online via our Live Support Chat 24/5. Alternatively, contact local engineers by phone or email during local normal working hours.
We offer industry leading, easy to follow Step-by-Step Guides on all key compliance directives, supporting companies and design engineers with up-to-date knowhow on RoHS, REACH, WEEE and batteries legislation.
element14.com is the first worldwide community specifically for engineers. Earn points, connect with over 230,000 peers and be the first to learn about new tech and applications. Also access legislation updates and get answers to your questions from global experts.
Account holders can opt in to our FREE advanced warning email service, which tracks your previous 12 months component purchases, will alert you to any forthcoming obsolescence, line ends and unstocked products, and also recommends replacements and upgrades.
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State of the Art Distribution Centre Operations
We ship over 650,000 in stock products from over 1600 brands across Europe from our UK and Belgium distribution centres, which span almost 500,000 sq ft. Our operational efficiencies mean that we achieve same day shipping on 99.6% of orders placed, equalling approximately 11,000 orders per day.
We offer a best-in-class, broad and versatile range of non- and production-ready packaging, including a variety of exclusive patented peel packs, multi-moisture sensitive level packs, continuous strip, as well as full and partial quantity supply on reels, trays and tubes and fully biodegradable or static dissipative packaging – at no added cost.
Custom Kitting & Repackaging
No matter how complex your preassembly and kitting needs, our dedicated team can pick and pack custom kits to suit each manufacturing requirement. These value-added services include quick-turn cable cutting and assembly, multi-packaging fulfilment, labelling and inspection for one-offs, low and high volumes.
We offer two levels of calibration on Test & Measurement products bought from us to the latest standards to meet the ISO 9000ff and EN 17025ff requirements. Choose from a Standard certificated service or calibration to UKAS approved calibration equipment and certification.
It’s easy to order from us directly and pay using a debit card, credit account or corporate purchase card (company credit or debit card). Or apply for a business account with instant credit, by registering online or telephoning.
Upload your BOM to request a Quick Quote online. Also, access element14 Design Center – your one-click access to exclusive dev kits, tools and embedded software from manufacturers like ARM, Micrium, Microchip and Texas Instruments.
Choose from a great selection of cost-saving integrated e-Procurement solutions, including iBuy, Purchase to Pay or ePass APIs. Simply convert product selections in to purchase orders, improving order accuracy, helping you drive costs down. We also offer free confidential procurement advice upon request, promising you lifetime value worldwide.
Local dedicated Account Managers all across Europe, including Eastern Europe will support your needs, assist with administrative issues and technical enquiries, discuss and offer solutions and support you on volume pricing and Not in Catalogue product purchasing.
Consolidate and/or schedule orders and invoices for up to 12 months ahead across stock from our UK, Belgium and USA Distribution Centre inventory and benefit from total quantity pricing of your full requirement. Contact us to also enquire about our bulky item and pallet services.
If you are not 100% satisfied with an order for whatever reason, you can register for a partial/full return 24 hours online, and create a return materials authorisation (RMA) number to label your goods. On average, customers usually receive a refund within 2 days of receipt of goods back to us.
What Our Customers Say About Us
You should sell bread because Farnell’s service is the best thing since bread was supplied sliced.
Not only does Farnell offer an extensive range of products, their delivery service is excellent. Having been a Farnell customer for many years I have never had cause or entertained the idea of placing an order with the supplier I used to deal with.
Review by Phil Pearce UK TrustPilot Confirmed Purchaser
The service is fast, reliable and I cannot remember anything being sent incorrectly to me.
I use Farnell for a number of our stock items, because the turn round times are really quick, I do not have to carry large amounts of stock here, knowing I can get the product within 24 hours.
Review by Kevin Wilson UK TrustPilot Confirmed Purchaser
Our standard Certificate of Conformance (CoC) declaration is sent with every order on the reverse of all despatch notes. Customers operating in critical industries such as medical, automotive and aerospace can also request CoC’s for specific lines on live orders.
We are committed to limiting the impact of electronics on our planet and our unique Packaging Recycling Collection service won us the Silver Award in the GREEN APPLE ENVIRONMENT AWARDS (November 2013), the UK’s national campaign to find Britain’s greenest companies.
We are proud to be a multi-award winner for our business practices, distribution performance and commitment to our people and the planet. Recent accolades include BiTC Corporate Responsibility Index Platinum Status, Yorkshire Business Insider International Trade Technology Provider Award, making Ethisphere Institute’s World’s Most Ethical Companies List, ECIA Marketing Awards ‘Electronics Choice Industry Award’, amongst many Distributor of the Year awards.
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