Farnell element14 has added IDEC, a supplier of industrial automation and control products to its European portfolio. 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 commented: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 responded: “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.

Safety first: l to r; 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


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