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Comtrade unifies the name of its distribution arms

Being a large international company with diversified geographical presence, ComTrade Group has decided to integrate a unique system of naming (labeling) its distribution companies. Hence, since September 7th 2008, all seven (7) Group members dealing with distribution (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia) shall carry an identical name, namely CT Computers. The change will be reflected by a registration of legal individuals (entities) under new names, as well as through regular usage of such names throughout corporate communication.

Source invests on EMC

Belgium : since Bell lost EMC card in the country, storage VAD Source has become the only official EMC distributor in the country. In order to better answer resellers needs, the company hired from Bell Philippe Lipinski as EMC product manager, Farouk El Jahouari and Hilde Nysen as channel managers (source : IT Reseller Belgique).

Al-Jammaz named EMC VAD in Saudi

Saudi Arabia : storage vendor EMC has inked an agreement with value added distributor Al-Jammaz in a bid to ramp up its business in the Kingdom (source : ITP.net Middle East).

SEC Datacom stores on EMC

Denmark : VAD SEC Datacom has been chosen by storage vendor EMC to become its SMB-dedicated distributor (source : Computer Reseller News Danmark).

Ingram gets smart with Samsung

Netherlands : broadliner Ingram Micro has added Samsung smartphones to its catalog (source : Computer Reseller News Nederland).

CCI adds G-Technology to stable

United Kingdom : storage distributor CCI Distribution has reacted to demands to include more Mac products in its portfolio, by signing external disk storage vendor G-Technology. Impressed by the vendor’s US success, CCI will now offer its high end Mac products as part of its portfolio (source : Computer Reseller News United Kingdom).

Tech Data fights viruses with BitDefender

Italy : broadliner Tech Data has reached a distribution agreement with local BitDefender partner Shaft, to be allowed to distribute this Romanian antivirus in the country (source : Top Trade Informatica Italia).

High availability for Miel

France : network and security VAD Miel has signed a distribution partnership with high availability specialist Marathon Technologies.

A new distributor for Enterasys

Germany : network vendor Enterasys has added network and telecom VAD Partner in Europe to its official list of distributors, beside Avnet, 3KV and Wick Hill (source : ChannelPartner Deutschland).

New purchase manager for Delo

Germany : Markus Henseler, who was previously purchaser for broadliner API, has left the company to become PC components purchase manager for competitor Delo (source : Computer Reseller News Deutschland).

Tundra Adds Avnet Memec as a Pan-European Distributor

Semiconductor distributor Avnet Memec has signed a pan-European distribution agreement with Tundra Semiconductor Corporation, a leader in System Interconnect. Under this agreement, Avnet Memec will market and sell Tundra’s whole product portfolio to new and existing European customers, and will provide comprehensive technical design-in support for Tundra products utilizing its network of offices in Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, UK. The agreement is effective immediately.

Microsoft Appoints IRIS as Distributor

India : Microsoft, which has decided to get rid of its subdistributors in the country in order to reduce its costs, has announced its association with IRIS Computers as its distributor for its OEM products (source : ChannelWorld India).

Bakotech gets exclusive with GFI

Ukraine : software specialist Bakotech has been awarded exclusive distributorship status by network and security editor GFI Software.

Avnet digitalizes with Kodak

Spain : multispecialist Avnet has signed a distribution partnership with Kodak around its line of GED scanners (source : Channel Insider España).

Rotronic stores with Freecom

Switzerland : broadliner Rotronic has signed a distribution partnership with external storage vendor Freecom (source : IT-Reseller Online Schweiz).

Micro-P shows Ability

United Kingdom : Software vendor Ability Software International (ASI) has signed an exclusive distribution agreement with Micro Peripherals (Micro-P). The distributor will offer the ASI Ability Office software on a 1GB USB memory stick to it reseller base (source : Computer Reseller News United Kingdom).

Achab backups with Cortex IT

Italy : software VAD Achab has started to distribute the 5th version of BackupAssist, a backup software from Cortex IT (source : Top Trade Informatica Italia).

Caseking attacks French market

France : German PC component specialist Caseking has been chosen by Lian Li to be its bridgehead on French market through a dedicated salesman, after a long leave time.

SOS Software fights viruses with G-Data

Germany : software specialist SOS Software has signed a distribution partnership with local antivirus editor G-Data and becomes its 11th distributor in the country, beside Actebis Peacock, API, B.Com, Combo, Devil, Ebertlang, Hexacom, Meico, SFC and Wave (source : ChannelPartner Deutschland).

New manager for Trademail

Germany : two months after its last manager left, software specialist Trademail has at least found a new head : former Hyperware director Hans-Jörg Staudte has started working with Christoph Michels who will still be keeping an eye on the company, while concentrating back on mother company Softline (source : ChannelPartner Deutschland).

Recent additions

Our directory is updated daily through information sent by vendors and distributors. Here are the latest updates :
Luckystar Computers (I) Pvt Ltd -  India - Specialist
Netsafe Solutions Hravtska d.o.o. -  Croatia - VAD
Netsafe Solutions Bulgaria e.o.o.d. -  Bulgaria - VAD
Netsafe Solutions Srl -  Romania - VAD
Arrow ECS Slovakia s r.o. -  Slovakia - VAD
Share Distribuzione Srl -  Italy - VAD
Ignition Technology Sub-Saharan Africa -  South Africa - VAD
Ignition Technology ME -  United Arab Emirates - VAD
Ignition Technology France -  France - VAD
Kosmotech (KSM YuA TOV) -  Ukraine - Specialist

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