Elko adds Kingston rights in Russia
by Stuart Wilson, Monday 9 July 2012
Distributor Elko has added components vendor Kingston to its Russian portfolio. Under the terms of the agreement Elko will push Kingston’s memory modules to its channel customer base across Russia. Elko hopes that the deal will position it to provide more integrated solutions for customers looking to use Kingston memory modules for Intel servers.
Kevin Wu, Kingston’s VP of sales and marketing, said: "The Russian server market is very important for Kingston and it is one of the fastest growing segments globally. Comparing year-over-year, quantity growth is up 75%.”
“We chose Elko as a direct distributor because they are quick to respond to the dynamic market needs and they have an efficient distribution network throughout Russia. Elko’s experience and knowledge in the IT market will ensure effective promotion of our memory products to all. We are very pleased to have Elko as a partner and we believe that hand-in-hand we can continue to be leaders in the IT segment.," Wu added.
Aleksandrs Orlovs, Elko Group distribution director, added: “Kingston is our long-term strategic partner in the segment of external memories, computer memories and server memories in several areas. Having expanded our collaboration with Kingston in Russia, we can now provide our clients with a solution that includes complete server components.”
“For many years now Elko Group has been the leader in selling Intel and AMD server processors in Russia, as well as one of the biggest wholesalers of Intel and Supermicro server hardware. Kingston server memory modules are successfully integrated in this range of server products and our clients highly appreciate it. We are satisfied that now we can provide our clients with Kingston server memory products for various server solutions,” Orlovs added.
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