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Farnell Electronics

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1966 Public company formed; it had acquired the shares in 6 companies:[1]

1988 Acquired Wayne Kerr plc

1993 Acquired Multicomponents from ITT Corporation[2]

1995 Moved to offices in Armley

1995 Acquired Combined Precision Components

1996 Bought Premier Industrial Corporation, a leading US distributor, and changed its name to Premier Farnell


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Sources of Information

  1. The Times May 12, 1966
  2. The Times Oct. 18, 1994