Farnell element14 has announced the launch of Maker to Market, a service that offers start-ups the support, expertise, and resources to take their products to market. These Maker to Market services are supported by Premier Farnell's Design & Manufacturing Services, which provides engineers support at every stage of the design and manufacturing process. This includes customization for larger scale projects or manufacturing volumes.
“As the Development Distributor, we at Premier Farnell pride ourselves on providing great support to engineers taking their ideas and developing them to the next level,” comments Peter Birks, Business President, Farnell element14. “With our Maker to Market services, we are helping to meet the needs of both start-ups and professional makers who have great ideas and are passionate about the products or ideas they are developing - but who may not necessarily have the in-house skills or resources to be able to design, manufacture, distribute, and promote their products.”
An additional resource for startups is Hardware Studio Connection, a venture between Avnet (parent company of the Premier Farnell group of businesses) and Avnet’s new Dragon Innovation division, giving designers access to hands-on support from the companies’ engineers as well as discounts on components and services.