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A. C. Farnell

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1939 Company founded by Alan Farnell and Arthur Woffenden in Leeds

1966 Listed on the London Stock Exchange

1995 Moved to offices in Armley

1995 Acquired Combined Precision Components

1996 Bought Premier Industrial Corporation, a leading US distributor, and changed their name to Premier Farnell

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