Premier Farnell plc, the United Kingdom-based company, is distributor of technology products and solutions for electronic system design, maintenance and repair in Europe, the Americas and Asia Pacific. 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 Marketing and Distribution Division predominantly operates in the electronic components distribution market. The Industrial Products Division is engaged in the manufacturing and sale of fire-fighting and emergency response equipment. Companies within the Premier Farnell Group include Farnell element14, Newark element14, element14, CadSoft, Embest, AVID Technologies, CPC, Farnell-Newark, MCM and Akron Brass.