Faster access to broader range of small enclosures supports reduced time-to-market, improves buying experience and reduces transaction overheads

FAR408A_HRESFarnell, the leading multi-channel distributor of electronic and industrial components, is responding to growing European demand for small enclosure products by significantly expanding the number of lines it stocks for enclosure specialist, Hammond Manufacturing.

The new stock profile, which follows an extensive review of customer requirements and ordering patterns, sees Farnell double its ex-stock small enclosure Hammond product lines to 1800. This dramatic increase allows the distributor to offer the widest possible choice of small enclosures for next-day delivery to customers across Europe.

Recent years have seen an increased demand for small enclosures driven by requirements for more compact designs and hand-held and portable equipment. The Hammond range helps to address this demand through a comprehensive selection of plastic, general-purpose metal and diecast and extruded aluminium designs. Protection options include RFI shielding and IP54 or IP67 sealing. A choice of PCB mountings, end panels, lids, base configurations, colours and finishes ensure there is a Hammond solution for almost every application requirement.

“We are working in partnership with Hammond Manufacturing to address growing demands for small enclosures by ensuring the fastest possible delivery across the widest range of product lines,” comments Mike Buffham, Farnell’s Director of product and supplier management. “Through this close cooperation and element14’s collaborative support to design engineers, we can improve the buying experience, reduce transaction overheads and help our customers minimise time-to-market.”

Rob Hammond, Chairman and CEO of Hammond Manufacturing Company, adds: “We are pleased to be able to expand the range of Hammond enclosures so comprehensively with Farnell and we are excited by the opportunities this extended range provides designers.”

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