CPC (A Premier Farnell Company)

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Industry Consumer Electronics
Founded 1967
Headquarters Preston, UK
Key people
Chris Haworth, (GM)
Website www.cpc.co.uk

CPC, part of the global Premier Farnell Group, is a business-to-business distributor of electrical and related products.[1] However, recent advertising has seen itself being promoted to end consumers, for example tabloid newspapers and special interest satellite TV.


Established in 1967, CPC has over 40 years experience serving a large and diverse customers base.[2] In May 1995 Farnell Electronics acquired Combined Precision Components (CPC) [3] and in 1996 CPC became part of the Premier Farnell Group after the acquisition of Premier Industrial Corporation.[4] CPC is currently part of the Other Distribution Division within the Premier Farnell Group.[5]

CPC was the host of the UK’s first Raspberry Pi hack day, held in Leeds in December 2012. The 24-hour event focused on programming solely using the credit card-sized computer.[6]