Premier Farnell plc is engaged in the distribution of products and solutions for electronic system design, production, maintenance and repair. The Company operates through two segments: element14 and CPC/MCM. It has over 60 reporting units in approximately 20 countries. Over 30 reporting units are included in the element14 reporting segment and approximately two reporting units in the CPC/MCM reporting segment. element14 distributes electronic components and related products to over three groups of customers: engineering; manufacturing, and component manufacturers. element14 trades as Farnell element14 in Europe, Newark element14 in North America and element14 across Asia Pacific. CPC/MCM supply mainly finished electrical products, such as audio visual, lights and lighting, security, test equipment, tools, computing, mains electrical accessories and PA equipment to customers in the United Kingdom and North America. Their customers include wholesalers and hobbyists, among others.