November 29, 2020

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Tech Data completes SDG deal

Channel giant Tech Data has completed its purchase of SDG’s distribution businesses in the UK, France and Netherlands. SDG was the distribution arm of privately-held UK IT services giant SCH. Tech Data reckons that the deal strengthens its position in Europe’s enterprise and broadline distribution markets. The agreement for this acquisition was first announced on September 5th 2012. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Friday 2 November 2012

Also-Actebis reports latest results

European distribution giant Also-Actebis’ sales for the first nine months of 2012 reached US$5.69 billion – down 6% compared to a year earlier. Despite the top line decline, the distributor’s net profits for the first nine months more than doubled year-on-year to hit US$32.4m, a profit margin of 0.57%. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Monday 22 October 2012

Exclusive Networks opens Swiss office

Distributor Exclusive Networks has strengthened its European reach, opening a new Swiss office managed by Patrick Hulliger. Exclusive has also created a Dach business region within its operation, which will be co-managed by Alexander Sprau and Martin Twickler. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Thursday 18 October 2012

DISTREE EMEA launches new content tracks for 2013 event

DISTREE EMEA 2013 will take place from February 19-22nd at the Fairmont Hotel in Monaco. Now entering its 11th year, the event will gather more than 1,000 senior channel executives from 75 countries across the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region. More than 130 manufacturers are set to attend DISTREE EMEA 2013, meeting the leading retailers and distributors of volume ICT, telecoms and consumer electronics (CE) products. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Monday 8 October 2012

European desktop PC sales slide

Research house Context reckons that European desktop PC sales through distribution continued to slide in July and August 2012. Context reckons that desktop PC sales to businesses through distribution were down 10.3% year-on-year for the two month period as more and more customers opted for portable devices instead. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Tuesday 2 October 2012

Monthly European PC tracker unveiled

Research houses IDC and Context have teamed up to launch a monthly PC and tablet tracker service in Europe. The new tracker will produce monthly updates on manufacturer shipments into Germany, France and the UK. The two companies claim that the new service will combine IDC’s supply side insight with Context’s channel sales data, offering and accurate and frequent view of market conditions. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Thursday 27 September 2012

Tech Data appoints Urban to European role

Distribution giant Tech Data has appointed Michael Urban as senior VP for broadline and processes Europe. Urban has a wealth of distribution experience including more than a decade spent at Actebis. In his new role Urban will report to Nestor Cano, president Europe at Tech Data. Urban will also serve as a member of Tech Data’s European executive board. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Tuesday 11 September 2012

Entatech adds Fujitsu to UK portfolio

UK-based distributor Entatech has added Fujitsu to its vendor portfolio. The agreement will see Entatech distribute a range of Fujitsu products including laptops, servers, storage and desktop products. Entatech will focus on developing new resellers capable of pushing the Fujitsu corporate Lifebook range, Primergy server range and Eternus Storage range. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Tuesday 14 August 2012

Lintell named channel director at Kaspersky

Security solutions vendor Kaspersky has announced the appointment of Andrew Lintell as channel director for Europe. Lintell, formerly corporate sales director UK and Eire at Kaspersky, will lead the newly formed European channel department. He will be responsible for creating and leading the European partner programme and driving it across the region in close cooperation with country managing directors, sales and channel leaders. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Monday 13 August 2012

Europe’s top 500 distributors boost sales 20% in 2011

The latest data from channel research outfit IT Europa claims that the top 500 European distributors generated combined sales up just over 20% year-on-year in 2011 at US$153.2 billion. IT Europa reckons that the top 500 distributors proved resilient in the face of recessionary pressures. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Tuesday 17 July 2012

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