Farnell (also known as Premier Farnell) is a company that distributes technology products and solutions for electronic system design, maintenance, and repair. It provides design, testing, compliance, manufacturing, and logistics services. In addition, the company distributes electronic components, spare parts, and accessories.

Employee Rating

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TypeSubsidiary
Parent CompanyAvnet
HQLeeds, GB
Founded1939
Websitefarnell.com
Cybersecurity ratingBMore
Farnell was founded in 1939 and is headquartered in Leeds, GB

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Key People/Management at Farnell

Chris Breslin

Chris Breslin

President
Rob Rospedzihowski

Rob Rospedzihowski

VP of Sales, EMEA
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Farnell Office Locations

Farnell has offices in Leeds, Esch, Grâce-Hollogne, Herlev and in 11 other locations
Leeds, GB (HQ)
Farnell House Forge Lane
Leeds, GB
150 Armley Rd, Armley
Leeds, GB
Castleton Rd
Esch, AT
Birkenstrasse 2
Grâce-Hollogne, BE
Rue de L'Aêropostale 11
Herlev, DK
Lyskær 9b, 1 sal
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Farnell Financials and Metrics

Summary Metrics

Founding Date

1939
Farnell is a subsidiary of Avnet

Farnell Revenue

GBPFY, 2018FY, 2019FY, 2020

General and administrative expense

18.9m10.9m8.9m

Operating expense total

18.9m10.9m8.9m

EBIT

6.8m18.7m1.4m

Pre tax profit

142.5m20.1m2.7m
GBPFY, 2018FY, 2019FY, 2020

Current Assets

72.3m76.3m77.2m

Total Assets

652.3m653.0m653.2m

Current Liabilities

120.3m102.2m116.2m

Non-Current Liabilities

108.2m111.3m94.8m
GBPFY, 2018

Financial Leverage

1.5 x
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Farnell Operating Metrics

May, 2019Jul, 2019

Distribution Centers

66

Countries Covered

4343

Countries (Facilities)

3838

Websites

4848
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Farnell Acquisitions / Subsidiaries

Company NameDateDeal Size
AVID TechnologiesMarch 23, 2014
CadSoft ComputerSeptember 24, 2009£10.9 m
Avnet Finance International S.à r.l.
CELDIS LIMITED
COMBINED PRECISION COMPONENTS LIMITED
Element14 de México, S. de R.L. de C.V.
ELEMENT14 ELECTRONICS LIMITED
ELEMENT14 FINANCE UK LIMITED
element14 Holding B.V.
ELEMENT14 INDIA PRIVATE LIMITED
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Farnell Cybersecurity Score

Cybersecurity ratingPremium dataset

B

83/100

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Farnell Online and Social Media Presence

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Farnell Company Culture

  • Overall Culture

    B

    79/100

  • CEO Rating

    C

    70/100

  • Compensation

    A+

    100/100

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Farnell News and Updates

Premier Farnell takes over management of major Leeds distribution centre

Today (April 4), development distributor, Premier Farnell has revealed a key milestone in the construction of its new distribution centre in Leeds. Muse Developments, the developers of Logic Leeds, where the new distribution centre is located, has handed the building keys over to the company. Nick W…

Farnell Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was Farnell founded?

    Farnell was founded in 1939.

  • Who are Farnell key executives?

    Farnell's key executives are Chris Breslin and Rob Rospedzihowski.

  • How many employees does Farnell have?

    Farnell has 3,300 employees.

  • Who are Farnell competitors?

    Competitors of Farnell include discoverIE, Electrocomponents and TT Electronics.

  • Where is Farnell headquarters?

    Farnell headquarters is located at Farnell House Forge Lane , Leeds.

  • Where are Farnell offices?

    Farnell has offices in Leeds, Esch, Grâce-Hollogne, Herlev and in 11 other locations.

  • How many offices does Farnell have?

    Farnell has 17 offices.