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Newark to Distribute Turck Proximity Sensors in U.S.

August 16, 2007

The franchise agreement harnesses Newark's multi-channel sales and marketing network for Turck's sensing products.

CHICAGO and MINNEAPOLIS /PRNewswire/ -- Newark, part of the global Premier Farnell Group, and a leading multi-channel, high-service electronics distributor supporting millions of engineers and purchasing professionals across the Americas, is pleased to announce that it has signed a U.S. franchise agreement with global sensing manufacturer Turck. In addition to proximity sensors, Newark now stocks Turck's popular cordsets, receptacles, connectors, and junction boxes.

"With Newark's broad national customer base and multi-channel marketing approach, we are confident that this will be a mutually beneficial affiliation," said Teri Lindberg, Distributor Relations Manager, Turck.

Customers have the choice of doing business with Newark through contact centers, a local branch network, a dedicated field sales force, or a world-class Web site.

"We are pleased to initially offer Turck's most popular products to help our industrial customers improve their automated processes," said DeWight Wallace, President, Newark. "In the very near future, we intend to stock even broader ranges of Turck's quality networking, sensing, and automation products."

Turck products are available on the Web for same-day shipping.

About Newark
Newark is a leading multi-channel distributor of electronic components and test equipment in the Americas, and a business of global UK-based Premier Farnell, one of the largest distributors in the world. Newark is known for offering the broadest selection of electronics from more than 440 top manufacturers required by design engineer and maintenance professionals.

To meet its customers' diverse needs, Newark stocks everything from the latest design-in technologies to popular replacement parts, and it continually expands its supplier portfolio to offer a true one-stop shopping experience. In-stock products ship the same day and are available for next-day delivery.

About Turck
Turck is an industry leader providing superior-quality sensing, connectivity, and network products to help manufacturers improve their automated processes. For other Turck product or technical information, contact 1-800-544-7769 or turckusa@turck.com or visit the company's Web site.

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