Design & Manufacture
Catalogue expansion embraces 150,000 product linesMay 27 2005 - Design & Manufacture [More Design & Manufacture Articles]
Issued this month, the 2005 Farnell InOne electronic and industrial
components catalogue features 16,000 new products, principally as a result
of deepened strategic relationships with major suppliers. The latest edition
of the award-winning international distributor´s catalogue contains a total
of 150,000 product lines, which includes much deeper ranges from Texas
Instruments and National Semiconductor. In addition, the catalogue,
available in print and on CD, includes major extensions to its test and
measurement ranges, as well as thousands of price reductions.
Farnell InOne services thousands of small and medium-sized companies, as
well as meeting the needs of the corporate market through dedicated
accounts. These customers´ job functions range from design, maintenance and
repair engineers in small and large companies to university academic and
estates staff and procurement specialists across the full spectrum of these
operations. As such, Farnell InOne´s Test & Measurement offering needs to
reflect the many and varied needs of this diverse customer group – for
products ranging from oscilloscopes to digital multimeters, calibrators and
portable appliance testing equipment.
Additions to the new publication include more suppliers to widen the choice
of product specifications and offer an increased selection of price points.
Additional ranges have been included from existing suppliers, often in
response to specific customer requests, to meet exact functional needs.
Products have been introduced which are specifically targeted at meeting
Part P legislation – major new legislation that links into insulation,
continuity, earth loop and RCD, says the company.
“As a global distributor of electronic and industrial components we have
relationships with 1,300 suppliers around the world. We carefully select the
ranges for our catalogues in a way that reflects the current demands of
industry,” said Ferdinand Leicher, director of electronic design and product
management, Premier Farnell,
“As design and product life cycles become ever shorter, we have become aware
that there are advantages to be gained for our customers in embracing almost
the entire ranges from some suppliers. As such, for the first time, we have
included much deeper ranges from two suppliers – National Semiconductor and
James Bell, business director, Farnell InOne, UK and Ireland, said: “Clearly
it is not only shortening product life and design cycles that are
challenging design engineers but also the impending RoHS and WEEE
Directives. Over 1,500 Texas Instruments lines have been added to this
year´s catalogue which will be RoHS compliant by the middle of the year.
Just short of 500 additional lines, which are already RoHS compliant, have
been added from National Semiconductor. This is a crucial factor for design
engineers and as more lines become compliant, from these suppliers and
others, our customers will be able to find them, quickly and easily, flagged
on our continuously updated website.”More news from Farnell element14