Farnell is strengthening the depth and breadth of its passive component range with the addition of KOA Europe to its linecard.

Koa is a supplier of high specification products for a wide range of industrial, commercial and automotive markets.

Available in the autumn, Farnell’s customers will have access to KOA’s full portfolio with around 1500 lines of in-stock products available for fast delivery across Europe.

In addition to thick film resistors, the broad product range includes shunt/current sense resistors, wide terminal resistors, high voltage resistors, thin film chip resistors and surge protection resistors.

Customers will be offered no minimum order quantity, contract pricing, and flexible pricing options as well as scheduled and consolidated orders.

Simon Meadmore, Global Head of IP&E at Farnell, said: “KOA is a leading global manufacturer of passive component solutions and a very welcome addition to Farnell’s product range. The depth and breadth of KOA’s specialist range of chip resistors, sensors and inductors greatly enhances Farnell’s world-class portfolio of more than 360,000 passive components. As a distributor with a strong supply network, our new partnership with KOA will ensure our customers have fast access to the highest quality passive components.”

“Farnell is an excellent partner for KOA and this major franchise agreement means the availability of our passive component portfolio really steps up a gear, “responded Mike Armstrong, General Manager Marketing and Sales at KOA Europe. “Bringing on board a world-leading distributor in the form of Farnell solidifies our position as a major manufacturer of resistors and other passive devices, providing engineers and members of our customer base an alternative source of KOA’s important components.”


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