December 15, 2019

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Exertis rejigs structure

Distributor giant Exertis has announced further changes to its group structure to try and take advantage of the opportunities provided by the organisation’s increasing global operations. Neal Johnston becomes Exertis global operations managing director in an expanded role that includes responsibility for international sales and fulfilment; supply chain managed services; global procurement; voice of the customer; own brand development; and global vendor management for the Pro AV, gaming and enterprise categories. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Thursday 6 June 2019

Acronis appoints master distributor for emerging markets

Acronis, a leader in cyber protection, today announced that it has appointed Acronis Emerging Markets (AEM) as a new master distributor to increase its focus on and accelerate growth in the Latin American and African markets. As part of the agreement, AEM will market and distribute the full range of Acronis cyber protection products in these regions, providing local training and support for partners and service providers. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Wednesday 5 June 2019

Ingram Micro secures Verburg appointment

Distribution giant Ingram Micro has appointed Brian Verburg as manager of its European cybersecurity centre of excellence. Brian will manage the centre of excellence (COE) recently launched in the Netherlands, that extends support across Europe, including Germany, UK, France, Spain, Nordics, Netherlands, Italy, Belgium, Austria, Switzerland among others. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Wednesday 29 May 2019

DISTREE Russia 2019 begins in Moscow

The 16th annual DISTREE Russia tech channel hosted buyer event starts today in Moscow. A wide selection of technology brands are represented at this year’s event, holding pre-scheduled one-on-one meetings with more than 200 senior executives and buyers from the country’s leading retailers, e-tailers, marketplaces, resellers, VARs, dealers, service providers and channel partners. DISTREE Russia 2019 takes place at the Areal Hotel, Moscow, running from May 29th to May 31st. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Wednesday 29 May 2019

ELKO Group sales climb 11% in 2018

Emerging markets distributor ELKO Group achieved annual sales of US$1.768 billion in 2018 – up 11% year-on-year. The company attributed the growth to expansion in new markets, broadening of its product range and a successful operating strategy in existing markets. Gross profits climbed 6% to US$83m. Net profits fell 32% to US$9.4m, representing a net margin of 0.55%. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Tuesday 28 May 2019

Ingram Micro acquires Abbakan

Ingram Micro has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire French cybersecurity VAD Abbakan, as part of the expansion of its cybersecurity business in Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA). The acquisition of Abbakan expands Ingram Micro’s network of system integrators and telecommunications companies across France. Sophie Deleval, chief executive for Ingram Micro France, said: "This acquisition cements the transformation we initiated two years ago to strengthen our ability to support our partners in developing their business and stay relevant and sustainable.” Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Tuesday 28 May 2019

Exertis to buy Amacom

DCC Technology has announced that it will acquire Amacom, a leading supplier of consumer electronics and small domestic appliances to retail, etail and B2B resellers, subject to approval from the relevant competition authorities. Located in Den Bosch, in the south of the Netherlands, Amacom employs around eighty staff with revenues of €160m (US$179m) in the last financial year. Amacom will become part of Exertis, which is a wholly-owned subsidiary of DCC. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Friday 24 May 2019

RP tech gets Colorful in India

Distributor RP tech India has added components brand Colorful to its portfolio. RP tech has signed an exclusive distribution deal with Colorful and will offer the vendor’s graphics cards to its extensive channel customer base. Headquartered in China, Colorful is a leading manufacturer of graphics cards, motherboards and high-performance storage solutions. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Tuesday 21 May 2019

DISTREE APAC 2019 Early Bird offer launched

DISTREE Events has announced a range of benefits as part of its Early Bird offer for exhibitors participating at DISTREE Asia-Pacific (APAC) 2019 – the region’s leading premium hosted buyer event for consumer tech, consumer electronics and IT channels. The 6th annual DISTREE APAC will take place in Singapore from 6th to 8th November 2019. The Early Bird offer includes US$1000 worth of exhibitor benefits. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Tuesday 14 May 2019

Vitagliano appointed CEO of GTDC

The Global Technology Distribution Council (GTDC) has announced Frank Vitagliano as its next CEO. He becomes the organisation’s third CEO since its founding in 1998, replacing distribution luminary Tim Curran, who retired earlier this year after 16 years in the position. Alain Monié, GTDC chairman and CEO of global distributor Ingram Micro, said: “Frank is an ideal choice for this dynamic industry role. He brings a wealth of related experience from the entire ecosystem, including partnering with top technology distributors, OEM’s and solution providers.” Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Wednesday 8 May 2019

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