element14 Broadens Scope of Investment in Klein Tools to Europe and Asia Pacific

Distribution agreement with Klein Tools expanded as range continues to prove a popular choice in North America

element14 the Development Distributor, has announced that Klein Tools will now be available in Europe through Farnell element14 and element14 in Asia Pacific. Klein Tools are one of the world’s leading manufacturers of hand tools and test instruments for the electrical, electronics and telecommunications industries. Premier Farnell already distributes the Klein Tools range in North America through Newark element14.

Founded in 1857 by Mathias Klein, Klein Tools has been manufacturing tools for over 160 years. Mathias started the business with the conviction that he could make the best tools available, and that dedication is carried through to his direct descendants who still own and run the business today.

Klein now has manufacturing facilities in North America and Europe, and the product range has extended considerably, ranging from pliers and cutters, wire strippers, test instruments, a complete voice data video range, plus a family of storage solutions from tool belts through to full portable tool cases. Klein supplies virtually every major type of hand tool used in construction, electronics, mining, and general industry in addition to the electrical and telecommunications fields.

“We are delighted to be able to offer Klein Tools to our European and Asian Pacific markets”, says James McGregor, Head of Test and Tools at Premier Farnell and element14: “Klein products are designed and manufactured with the needs of the professional tool user in mind, and are designed to get jobs done with precision and quality.”

Extra-quality features that have made the Klein name famous for hand tools include multi-functionality to ensure greater convenience, comfort and efficiency in use, plus exceptional strength, durability and longevity.

The Klein brand brings over 100 new products into the element14 portfolio, including screwdrivers, pliers, crimp tools, wire strippers, digital multimeters and much more – all now available in stock for same-day dispatch.

Premier Farnell operates as Farnell element14 in Europe, Newark element14 in North America and element14 in Asia Pacific.

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