Press Releases

Newark element14's New Custom Cut Re-reeling Service A First

CHICAGO (February 1, 2005)

No charge, no lead-time, no length restrictions over 18 inches

Newark element14, a subsidiary of global distributor Premier Farnell plc (LSE: pfl) and the leading small-quantity distributor of electronic components and test equipment in North America, announced that its warehouse in South Carolina now automatically re-reels cut tape orders for surface mount passive components, for any length 18 inches or longer — at no extra charge. A seamless operation and a first among catalog distributors, Newark ships the reels the same day.

"Our new re-reeling service saves our customers time and money," said Paul Tallentire, president, Newark element14. "Typically, small-quantity distributors offer cut tape reels as an option, and charge an additional fee. Moreover, reels are usually available only in standard length increments, and the service can add a few days to the order."

Newark element14 applies a leader and trailer to each reel according to Electronics Industries Alliance (EIA) standards, to assure that it can be properly machine-fed.

Complementing its new re-reeling service, Newark has added more than 9,000 passive products to its offering, from market leaders such as Vishay, Taiyo Yuden, Bourns, J.W. Miller Kemet and AVX. Full reels and cut tape can be ordered online at www.newark.ca or by calling 1.800.4.NEWARK (463.9275)

About Newark element14

Newark element14, a subsidiary of global distributor Premier Farnell plc, is North America's leading small-quantity distributor of electronic components and test equipment, and its #1 source for RoHS compliant parts and information. RoHS is the acronym for the European Union's Restrictions of certain Hazardous Substances directive, which took effect July 1, 2006.

Visited by thousands of engineers and electronics buyers each week, Newark element14's RoHS Express site at www.element14.com/community/community/legislation provides critical information to help companies transition to compliance, including: the latest news, on-demand lead-free soldering webinars, downloadable step-by-step guides to compliance and updates on US and Canadian green laws.

In addition to offering the broadest electronics selection from 440+ top manufacturers for same-day shipping, Newark element14 provides a unique range of value-added services at no charge, including, RoHS Bill of Materials updates, eProcurement implementation and support, and automatic re-reeling for components.

With multiple sales channels, customers do business with Newark element14 through contact centers, a local branch network in the US, Canada, Mexico and Brazil, a dedicated field sales force and a world-class website at www.Newark.com. The holder of a General Services Administration schedule (#GS-06F-0044M,) Newark element14 also supports federal government customers through a dedicated website, www.teamgov.com, and a specially trained team of representatives.

Newark element14's parent company, Premier Farnell plc, is a leading global marketer and distributor of electronic, maintenance repair and operations (MRO) and specialist products and services, trading in more than 100 countries with a database of 2 million customer contacts. For general information, visit www.Newark.com and www.premierfarnell.com. Also, you can reach Newark element14's media contact, Janice Fleisher, at 773.907.5941 and at jfleisher@Newark element14inone.com.

© Copyright 2007. Newark element14 is a service mark of Premier Farnell Corp. All other trademarks, product or service names displayed in this release, registered or unregistered, constitute the intellectual property of their respective holders.

About Newark element14