Premier Farnell Plc service distributor of technology products and solutions for electronic system design, maintenance and repair in Europe, the Americas and Asia Pacific. It provides service, multi-channel provision of essential products, information, software and technology solutions to electronic design engineers, maintenance and repair engineers and purchasing professionals globally. The company's brands include Akron Brass, AVID Technologies, CadSoft, CPC, Embest and MCM. It operates its business through two segments: Marketing and Distribution Division, comprising the Americas, Europe and Asia Pacific and Other Distribution Businesses; and Industrial Products Division. The Marketing and Distribution Division segment engages in purchase electronic components and related products from suppliers and provide customers in low quantities of components and other related products as well as software and services. The Industrial Products Division comprises Akron Brass, which manufactures and sales fire-fighting and emergency response equipment. Premier Farnell was founded in 1996 and is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom.