February 25, 2021

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Computerlinks wins GFI EMEA award

VAD outfit Computerlinks has picked up an EMEA award from GFI Software for its role as an emerging markets distributor. The award is given to a VAD on the basis of transaction volumes, sales and marketing initiatives, technical knowledge and best sales manager, among others. Computerlinks has also opened a new office in South Africa to target growth across the continent. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Friday 13 November 2009

Acer claims MEA top spot for notebooks

Acer is claiming top spot for notebook sales in the Middle East and Africa region for the second quarter of 2009. Hardware giant Acer, citing figures from Gartner, is claiming 30.1% market share. Acer claims that the data from Gartner highlights its position as the preferred brand for both consumers and business users alike. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Tuesday 10 November 2009

HP announces new African subsidiaries

HP will establish new subsidiaries in Angola and Libya. The move reaffirms HP’s ongoing commitment to growth and expansion within Africa. Each new subsidiary will have sales, services and support responsibility for customers in each country. HP is currently working with local administrators and expects both new subsidiaries to be operational in 2010. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Wednesday 4 November 2009

MB Technologies strengthens board

African distribution giant MB Technologies has strengthened its board with the appointment of two CEOs from subsidiary companies. Pierre Spies and Anton Herbst, CEOs of Tarsus Technologies and ACT have both been added as executive directors on the main MB Technologies board. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Tuesday 3 November 2009

Comztek hands Lange regional role

South Africa-based distributor Comztek has reaffirmed its commitment to the entire African continent with its latest executive appointment. Comztek has named Tiens Lange business unit manager for the rest of Africa, highlighting its continued commitment to supporting vendors and resellers on a regional scale. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Wednesday 21 October 2009

Toshiba teams up with Mitsumi in East Africa

Notebook vendor Toshiba has appointed Mitsumi as its official distributor in East Africa in an attempt to boost sales in the region. The vendor claims that the new agreement with Mitsumi will enhance after-sales support in the region. Mitsumi has already set up a sales and support office in Nairobi, Kenya. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Thursday 8 October 2009

Kobian eyes MEA expansion

UAE-based PC, components and peripherals vendor Kobian Group has unveiled plans for further expansion in the Middle East and Africa region. Kobian Group, which produces PCs and notebooks and components under the Mercury brand, forecasts sales of US$350m in 2010 – up from US$115m in 2006. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Tuesday 6 October 2009

Gadgets & Gear boosts portfolio

Ghana-based distributor Gadgets & Gear has added a new vendor to its portfolio, signing up media storage specialist Discgear. Under the terms of the agreement, Gadgets & Gear has been appointed as Discgear’s exclusive partner for Ghana and Nigeria. The two companies first met at DISTREE XXL, EMEA’s premier distribution event, in early 2009. DISTREE XXL has an impressive track record for building business relationships between vendors and distributors across the vast EMEA theatre. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Tuesday 22 September 2009

Comztek bags Xbox deal in South Africa

Distributor Comztek has been awarded sole distribution rights for Microsoft’s Xbox 360 in South Africa. Comztek took on the role of interim distributor for the console three months ago following the liquidation of incumbent distributor Mi Digital. Comztek was contracted at the time to restore the supply of the gaming console. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Thursday 17 September 2009

Fullerton takes top job at MB Technologies

Glenn Fullerton has taken over as group CEO at African distribution giant MB Technologies. Fullerton stepped in earlier this summer to replace outgoing boss Bruce McGregor. MB Technologies is a subsidiary of Royal Bafokeng Group and claims to be the largest supplier of IT kit in the Southern African channel. McGregor stepped down after deciding to emigrate from South Africa. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Thursday 3 September 2009

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