Premier Farnell plc is a United Kingdom-based technology company. The Company is engaged in the marketing and distribution of products and services in the time-critical and electronic components distribution sector. The Company operates through four business segments: Marketing and Distribution Division (MDD), consisting of the Americas, Europe and Asia Pacific, and Other Distribution Businesses, and the Industrial Products Division (IPD). MDD supports customers ranging from engineers to purchasing professionals and electronics enthusiasts. MDD segment includes the element14 businesses in the Americas, Europe and Asia Pacific, and Other Distribution Businesses, such as CPC and MCM. IPD segment consists of the business of Akron Brass, a company engaged in manufacturing and selling of fire-fighting and emergency response equipment.