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In 1934, we began as Newark Electric, a Chicago retailer selling radio parts. Since then, we've continued to sell the hottest components of the day, while virtually pioneering the electronics distribution industry. From offering the first electronics catalog in the 1940's to developing element14 as the first online engineering community in 2009, we've put the needs of engineers, and the buyers that support them, first.
Whether being the first to introduce an engineering community and flexible purchasing tools, or enabling the inventions of our customers, innovation is our lifeblood.
Now as Newark/element14, we have brought together reliable delivery of the latest products, services, and development software, along with the information, tools and expertise you can trust all in one place. And we will continue to innovate so that it is easy for you to keep projects on the fast track, right from the start.
Our name change to element14 is one milestone in the journey to become a global source for complete engineering solutions. Throughout our transition, we will continue to improve our personal service, while building new capability to deliver solutions and resources that help you improve time to market and speed productivity. Along the way, we will continue to keep you, our customers, regularly updated so you know exactly how our evolution impacts you.