Press Releases

GSA renews Newark element14's schedule

CHICAGO-SEPTEMBER 26, 2007

Distributor's Discount Extends to 101,000 Electronic Products

Newark element14, part of the global Premier Farnell Group, and a leading multi-channel, high-service electronics distributor supporting millions of engineers and purchasing professionals across the Americas, is pleased to announce that the General Services Administration (GSA) has renewed its schedule #GS-06F-0044M for another five years. With the renewal, Newark element14 will continue to offer federal government agencies the largest selection of electronic products of any GSA schedule holder.

The terms of the new schedule provide a discount off Newark element14's first column pricing on 101,000 electronic products, including everything from advanced test equipment and world-class semiconductors to soldering stations, fuses and connectors. Products with GSA pricing can be purchased through the GSA Advantage website. GSA pricing can also be viewed on the www.newark.ca website after a simple registration process. All in-stock products are available for free same-day shipping (APO/FPO) to the 48 contiguous states, District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.

"In addition to our huge range of products, we provide an experienced, dedicated service team that prides itself in understanding the government's processes and requirements," comments Jim Nichols, Senior VP, Sales, Newark element14. "We've made it easy for agencies such as the Department of Defense, Department of Energy and the Department of Transportation to do business with us."

Newark's Team Gov representatives can be reached at 1.800.TEAM.GOV (832.6468) Monday through Friday from 7am to 9pm EST.

In addition to the 101,000 electronic products on the schedule, customers have access to Newark element14's full range of 2.6 million products through www.newark.ca or 1.800.832.6468.

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