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MCI loses its president

France: Philippe Joannis, who was the longtime president of Mac specialist Micro Conseil International (the official Apple distributor for Africa), has left the company for a one-year sabbatical leave and to pursue new business challenges. The new manager of the company is COO Jihad Bou Samra.

Ingram Micro to focus on the regions

Sweden: in a bid to reach its growth plans in the coming years, broadliner Ingram Micro has unveiled plans to hire field sales teams which are deployed over the main regions of the country. These field sales team, which are based in Sundsvall (north), Ängelholm (south) and Stockholm (center), will develop the relationships of the broadliner with local, smaller resellers. The goal is to grow the number of active resellers by 20% and the turnover of the company by 30% over 2013.

Pinnacle acquires 90% of JAG

South Africa: distribution group Pinnacle has acquired 90% of the shares of JAG Engineering (SA) (Pty) Ltd, a manufacturer of server racking, wall boxes and IP enclosures, for an undisclosed amount. JAG Engineering will be included in Pinnacle Africa’s Datanet division, reporting to its CEO Louis Fourie.

Two new brands for Ingram Micro

Germany: Ingram Micro’s mobility division has added Audioline accessories and amplicomms mobile phones for visually and hearing impaired people.

Esprinet distributes Puro

Italy: broadliner Esprinet has expanded its mobility portfolio with Puro cases and accessories for tablets and smartphones.

ViDiS gets official with ACCO

Poland: ACCO Brands has officialized a distribution partnership with consumer electronics and mobility specialist ViDiS, which can carry its Kensington, Nobo, GBC and Rexel products in its offer.

VIP Computers looks for channel expansion

United Kingdom: broadliner VIP Computers has unveiled its plans for significant channel expansion in 2013. Spearheading the plan is the investment of over €2m to increase its warehousing capacity in Warrington by 2,880 square meters. VIP’s merger last month with Realtime Distribution was a significant driver for the expansion plan, especially as VIP will be bolstering their vendor line-up for 2013. VIP will continue to offer one of the biggest and diverse components portfolios in the IT industry, welcoming leading brands in 2013 to their line-up including Corsair, Creative Labs, Dust Off, Gioteck, EVGA, Gigabyte, Razer, Sapphire and Xigmatek. In addition, VIP Computers has also confirmed that Evolution: The Future of Gaming & IT Technology Exhibition that they hosted in September will be back for 2013 and even bigger than this years’ event, as it proved instrumental in assisting customers and vendors to build their businesses, with vendors in general noticing an uplift in business on the back of the event.

Redington never fails

Middle East: broadliner Redington has inked a distribution deal with business continuity and disaster recovery provider Neverfail. Under the accord, Redington will supply the regional channel with the entire array of Neverfail’s tools through its offices in Dubai and Saudi Arabia, and thus help NeverVail develop its channel business in the region.

BAB stores on Dane-Elec

Germany: storage specialist BAB Distribution has added Dane-Elec memory, flash storage systems and external hard drives to its portfolio.

Two promotions for Kindermann

Germany: AV specialist Kindermann has promoted Joachim Lang to advertising director. Beside this, Andreas Sahm, who is since last February commercial director of the distributor, adds to his duties the direction of its marketing strategy.

Recent additions

Our directory is updated daily through information sent by vendors and distributors. Here are the latest updates :
Connex Information Technologies (Pvt) Ltd -  Sri Lanka - VAD
Spectrami Egypt -  Egypt - VAD
Veracomp Hungary Kft. -  Hungary - VAD
Cyber Security South Africa (Pty) Ltd -  South Africa - VAD
4SERV Ltd -  United Kingdom - VAD
Cyber Knight Technologies FZ LLC -  United Arab Emirates - VAD
ILICO Europe s.r.o. -  Czechia - Specialist
BHS Binkert Schweiz GmbH -  Switzerland - Broadliner
ELEME Polska Sp. z o.o. -  Poland - Specialist
Terra Solutions GmbH -  Germany - Specialist

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