Global coronavirus outbreak

14 February, 2020

Farnell’s response to the global coronavirus outbreak

The global coronavirus outbreak is slowing global commerce, and we are still assessing the full business impact to Farnell. We continue to monitor the situation and are taking appropriate steps to safeguard our employees.

Securing our supply chain is a priority for us. We are regularly communicating with suppliers and transportation partners. We are prepared to activate Farnell’s business continuity plans if needed.

As of 12 February, 2020, we have not recorded any specific disruptions of our upstream supply chain (incoming goods from suppliers). Shipments to our customers are flowing but we are experiencing longer lead times for new orders in some regions. Customers should place new orders promptly.

Please ask your Farnell Sales Representative for information specific to your account. This situation is fluid, and if we are informed of delays we will pass that information along to our customers as soon as possible.

Farnell Embedded World media statement

Farnell has made the difficult decision to withdraw from Embedded World 2020 in Nuremberg, Germany. We are disappointed to miss the opportunity to connect with our partners, customers and the media at such an important event in the electronics industry, but believe this to be the right decision at this time.

As a global company, we have been carefully monitoring the outbreak of the coronavirus. This decision is in line with other actions we have taken to protect the health and safety of our employees worldwide. We look forward to returning to Embedded World in 2021.

Farnell is part of the Avnet group of companies, and more information on this relationship can be found here.

Best regards,

Farnell Management