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WAGO Names Newark element14 'National Distributor of the Year'

Chicago - June 9, 2009

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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 it has been honored as WAGO's 2009 Distributor of the Year. The award recognizes Newark element14's outstanding 40% sales growth and marketing performance during fiscal 2008. This is the second time that Newark element14 has received this award.

"We are very pleased with Newark element14's commitment to sales excellence," said Toby Thomann, Vice President, Sales, WAGO North America. "Their combination of stock and service really complement the integrity of our products and our supplier and distributor relationship."

"WAGO's innovative cage clamp technology, promoted via Newark element14's multi-channel capabilities, which includes a best-in-class website, has been a winning combination that resulted in outstanding growth," commented Bernard Gizzi, Vice President, Global Supplier Management, Newark element14.

A broad selection of spring pressure connection products from WAGO, including DIN rail mount terminal blocks, chassis mount terminal blocks, PCB mount terminal blocks and relays are available for same-day shipping at

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About Newark element14

Newark element14, a subsidiary of global distributor Premier Farnell Ltd, 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 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 The holder of a General Services Administration schedule (#GS-06F-0044M,) Newark element14 also supports federal government customers through a dedicated website,, and a specially trained team of representatives.

Newark element14's parent company, Premier Farnell Ltd, 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 and Also, you can reach Newark element14's media contact, Janice Fleisher, at 773.907.5941 and at jfleisher@Newark

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