Pentair Schroff signs distribution agreement with Newark element14

Complete Schroff system solutions for the electronics packaging industry - including popular subracks, cases and front panels - now available for same-day shipping

CHICAGO - May 8, 2012 Newark/element14, the leading distributor of electronic components and engineering solutions in the Americas and a business of Premier Farnell (LSE:pfl), announced today it has signed an agreement with Pentair Technical Products to stock the full line of Schroff® electronics packaging solutions.

Schroff’s system solutions include instrument and system cases, subracks, front panels and accessories. Offering complete system integration, design engineers can utilize these plug-and-play products for 19” equipment designs. Applications include telecommunications and datacom, energy, control and instrumentation, medicine automation, safety and defense.

Margie Basney, Vice President Sales for Pentair Americas, said,” With nearly 50 years of industry-leading expertise worldwide, we are proud to offer our innovative solutions through a long-standing and well-respected distributor with global reach.

“We’re delighted to introduce a leading brand like Schroff to our extensive customer base of electronics design and production engineers,” commented Jeff Uden, Vice President, Product Management, Newark element14.

The full Schroff offering is available for same-day shipping.

About Newark element14

Newark element14 is a high-service distributor of technology products and engineering solutions for electronic system design, maintenance and repair. Bringing together the latest products, services, and development software, all connected to an innovative online engineering community where purchasers and engineers can access peers and experts, a wide range of independent technical information and helpful tools. Whether researching a new technology, designing an electronic product, or looking for parts to repair an existing system, Newark/element14 is the trusted source to find the answers and parts they need to keep projects on the fast track, right from the start.Newark element14 is the operating business of Premier Farnell plc (LSE:pfl) in North America and Mexico.