September 21, 2017

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Laut confirmed for DISTREE Africa

Technology brands from around the world will gather in Nairobi next month for DISTREE Africa 2016. The three-day channel event gives exhibitors the chance to hold pre-scheduled meetings with senior executives from top distributors, retailers and resellers operating in the continent. Apple accessories brand Laut is a confirmed exhibitor and plans to take full advantage of the business development platform offered by DISTREE Africa. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Friday 20 May 2016

Offtec awarded G Data rights in Sudan

Security Triggers, the Middle East & Africa (MEA) master distributor for G Data security software, has appointed Offtec Engineering Services as a distribution partner in Sudan. Offtec will carry the entire portfolio of G Data products. Offtec Engineering Services is part of Offtec Holding Group, a business technology solutions company headquartered in Jordan with branches in Sudan, Palestine and Iraq. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Wednesday 18 May 2016

Finlux TV brand enters Kenya with Jumia

TV brand Finlux has entered the Kenyan market through a tie-up with online marketplace and e-tailer Jumia. The Finlux TV brand is part of Vestel – the third largest TV manufacturer in the world and largest in Europe, according to the company. Finlux TVs are being sold on Jumia’s Kenya site with the products quality checked, stocked and shipped by Jumia. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Wednesday 18 May 2016

Axis Communications appoints Kirk Stephenson

Network video surveillance solutions supplier, Axis Communications, has appointed Kirk Stephenson as key accounts manager based in the company’s Johannesburg office in South Africa. Stephenson, who hails from Gauteng, brings with him more than 20 years’ experience in system integration and distribution, supported by a strong technically certified background in electronics, surveillance systems and sales management. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Wednesday 18 May 2016

INTERVIEW: Omar Fakhri, AMD

The third annual DISTREE Africa event takes place in Nairobi on June 6-8th, providing a regional channel development platform for technology brands looking to meet face-to-face with the continent’s top distributors, resellers and retailers in one place at one time. Components powerhouse AMD is a confirmed exhibitor at DISTREE Africa 2016. Channel EMEA caught up with Omar Fakhri, AMD’s head of sales for Middle East & Africa (MEA), to learn more about the vendor’s participation plans. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Monday 16 May 2016

Headlinks adds Elari rights in MEA region

Distributor Headlinks has added Elari to its portfolio and will push the vendor’s products in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) region. Elari’s innovative consumer technology portfolio includes the Cardphone, a super-slim credit card sized anti-smartphone weighing only 42g that can operate as a standalone mobile phone or sychronise with a smartphone. Atheeq Ahmed, general manager at Headlinks, said: “We are pleased to launch our new association with Elari at this week’s DISTREE Middle East regional retail channel event.” Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Monday 9 May 2016

PNY Technologies targets Middle East expansion

Multicategory vendor PNY Technologies has now opened a Middle East operation and plans to establish strong relationships with the region’s leading retailers and e-tailers. PNY Technologies has also confirmed its participation at next month’s DISTREE Middle East, which takes place in Abu Dhabi from 10-12th May. DISTREE Middle East is the region’s leading annual event for the retail channel, giving exhibitors the opportunity to pre-schedule one-on-one meetings with senior executives and buyers from top retailers and e-tailers. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Monday 25 April 2016

PC World Kenya reveals merger plan

Kenya-based retailer and reseller PC World plans to merge its operations with a group of local investors who have a range of interests in various business sectors. The identity of the investors and the structure of the deal has not been disclosed. Bobby Gadhia, CEO at PC World Kenya, told Channel EMEA: “This merger will see our company grow to the next level and maximise the full potential the market has to offer. After the merger we will have 12 retail outlets spread across the country and a workforce of approximately 100 people, so 2016 is a big year for us.” Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Wednesday 20 April 2016

Aptec adds Acronis rights in MEA

Middle East and Africa distributor Aptec, which is part of Ingram Micro, has signed a distribution deal with Acronis, a global leader in hybrid cloud data protection solutions for physical, virtual, and cloud environments. With this agreement, Ingram Micro is now authorised to distribute Acronis to channel partners in United Arab Emirates, Oman, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, Yemen, Egypt, Libya, Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, and South Africa. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Monday 18 April 2016

Intel starts retail tour in Nigeria

Technology giant Intel believes there is still significant untapped PC market potential in Nigeria. The company has embarked on the Intel retail tour and launched in-store promotions in both Benin and Ibadan. Intel also has teamed up with partners Microsoft, HP, Lenovo, Acer and Tecno to organise training sessions for retailers and resellers, advising them on the right way to buy and sell devices, as well as the incentives available to them. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Friday 15 April 2016

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