SINGAPORE: element14 (formerly Farnell), the industry’s first fusion of commerce and community supporting millions of engineers and purchasing professionals worldwide, is proud to announce that it was awarded the “Outstanding Performance for Distributor” award from FCI for the second year running at the annual FCI Electronics Asia Pacific Distribution conference held at Lijiang, China. This accolade recognises element14’s excellent achievements for product inventory, customer services, and sales performance.
element14 first won the coveted “FCI Outstanding Performance - Fastest Growing Distributor” Award in 2010 which acknowledges the firm’s rapid growth and enhanced portfolio of solutions to the design engineering community in the Asia Pacific region for 2009.
element14 emerged as the winner due to the firm’s consistent and outstanding results in providing complete end-to-end solutions for design, maintenance and repair engineers and purchasing professionals. element14 is also the only multi-channel, high service distributor to win the award this year.
element14’s extensive inventory distributed amongst its three distribution hubs located in Singapore, Sydney and Shanghai in addition to the innovative range of customer services have been key factors in driving element14’s success in the electronics components distribution market. The ease-of-purchase and multiple channels flexibility with no minimum quantity and value as well as next-day delivery ensure an exceptional experience for customers.
In addition, real time support is available for the engineering community via element14 site and its 24/7 customer service and 24/5 online technical support. The fusion of the online community serves as a platform for element14 members to exchange ideas with each and interact with the component’s manufacturers for more technical advice.
“element14 have proven itself to be a leader in the electronics components distribution market with their remarkable progress and solid performance over the past two years,” said Douglas Choo, VP and GM, Asia Pacific, VP, Global Sales & Marketing, FCI Electronics. “element14’s innovative solutions to address the evolving challenges faced by the region’s electronic design engineers have allowed the design engineering community to gain a more in-depth understanding of FCI products and use our components for a wider range of applications.”
“Winning the award for the second time reaffirms our unwavering dedication to meet and exceed the challenges faced by our customers as well as to provide a strategic and efficient distribution channel that will allow our partners to thrive in the region,” said William Chong, regional director of Supplier, Product and Purchasing Management, element14, Asia Pacific. “This award marks another milestone in our partnership with FCI and further strengthens our commitment to bring cutting-edge and innovative connectivity solutions to our customers in the Asia Pacific.”
High-quality and versatile range of connectivity solutions
According to the research firm, Bishop and Associates, connector sales in Asia Pacific experienced the greatest global growth of 40 percent in the last year. In order to meet this colossal demand for high performance connectors in the region, element14 introduced a wide range connectivity solutions to its customers, which includes components from FCI, one of the world’s leading connector manufacturers.
Over 1,300 FCI connectors are stocked in element14’s regional inventory with next day delivery in most of Asia Pacific and 3000 other FCI connectivity solutions available via its global inventory.
element14 stocks a versatile range of interconnect systems solutions, which includes FCI’s leading products such as Mezzselect, high speed I/O ranges, Eyemax & Densishield, power I/O solutions connectors, PCB signal and power terminal blocks, and board level FFC/FPC ranges.