Premier Farnell plc is a key partner for many electronic design engineering customers as they develop the next generation of technology and for Maintenance, Repair and Operations (MRO) engineers, in its targeted industry segments such as robotics, oil and gas and 24/7 utilities. The Company operates in four segments: the Marketing and Distribution Division (MDD), comprising the Americas, Europe and Asia Pacific and Other Distribution Businesses, and the Industrial Products Division (IPD). The Premier Farnell Group consists of two divisions: the Marketing and Distribution Division (MDD) and the Industrial Products Division (IPD). The IPD comprises principally of Akron Brass business. Akron Brass is a life safety business and the market-leader in the manufacture and sale of high performance fire-fighting equipment for fire truck manufacturers, public fire services and industrial facilities.