July 7, 2015

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Brightstar Europe upbeat on MCC deal

Mobile distributor Brightstar Europe, a joint venture between Tech Data and Brightstar, has revealed details of the business benefits expected from its acquisition of Mobil Communication Compnay (MCC) in the Netherlands and Belgium. The deal with MCC, currently part of Triade Group, forms part of a separate planned acquisition by Tech Data of Triade Group, which includes several subsidiaries in the IT and consumer electronics distribution markets. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Wednesday 4 August 2010

20:20 Mobile extends Doro deal

Mobiles and accessories distribution outfit 20:20 Mobile has struck an extended distribution deal with consumer electronics vendor Doro. Mobiles and accessories distribution outfit 20:20 Mobile has struck an extended distribution deal with consumer electronics vendor Doro. 20:20 Mobile will distribute Doro’s range of easy-to-use mobile phones across the UK, Europe and Middle East. . Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Wednesday 4 August 2010

Grant gets European gig at Westcon

David Grant has been appointed senior VP Europe at distributor Westcon Group. In his new role, Grant will focus on driving Westcon’s pan-European growth and will also oversee various operational functions at the networking, convergence, security and mobility distributor. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Tuesday 3 August 2010

Tech Data snaps up Triade

Distribution giant Tech Data is buying Benelux and Denmark-based consumer electronics and mobility channel focused Triade Holding. Tech Data reckons that the deal strengthens its IT and mobility offerings and provides a platform for its expansion into Europe’s consumer electronics market. In a related deal, Brightstar Europe – a joint venture between Tech Data and Brightstar – is acquiring Triade Mobile Communication Compnay (MCC), a mobility specialist in the Netherlands and Belgium. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Tuesday 3 August 2010

Fujitsu Frontech signs Stordis for XG series

Fujitsu Frontech North America has signed Stordis as its first EMEA distributor for the Fujitsu XG series of Ethernet switches. Fujitsu Frontech North America supplies a range of IT technologies, digital media solutions, retail solutions and biometric security solutions. The two companies reckon that the deal cements Stordis’ reputation as a European distributor of networking and storage products. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Monday 2 August 2010

Distribution recovery continues

The Global Technology Distribution Council (GTDC) reckons that the IT industry recovery is continuing to gain strength, driven by stronger US sales and stabilising conditions in Europe. GTDC claims that second quarter sales in Europe were up 15% year-on-year. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Thursday 29 July 2010

ATS signs pan-European Clickfree deal

Avnet Technology Solutions (ATS) has struck a pan-European distribution deal with Clickfree. Under the terms of the agreement, ATS will push Clickfree’s storage back-up products – including both hard drive-based and DVD-based solutions – to its channel customer base. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Thursday 29 July 2010

Also pumps up first half profits

European distribution outfit Also has announced first half 2010 sales up 3% year-on-year at US$1.89 billion. After-tax profits climbed 29% to US$10.5m. Improved performance in Northern and Eastern Europe helped boost first half result. Also’s profit margin for the first six months hit 0.56%. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Tuesday 27 July 2010

ATS adds ShoreTel rights in Benelux

VAD outfit Avnet Technology Solutions (ATS) has expanded its distribution deal with unified communications systems supplier ShoreTel to include the Benelux region. ATS will now offer ShoreTel’s portfolio of unified communication solutions to VARs in Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg. The new deal builds on an existing agreement covering the UK and other parts of Europe. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Friday 23 July 2010

Westcon seals US$200m European credit facility

Westcon Group has replaced its syndicated vendor-based inventory financing facilities in Europe with a new US$200m agreement, funded by HSBC Invoice Finance. The new four-year invoice financing facility consolidates and replaces existing flooring agreements within Westcon Europe on more favourable terms. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Friday 23 July 2010

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