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ASSMANN IT-Solutions focuses on professional products

Cabling and networking specialist ASSMANN IT-Solutions has decided to shift its focus on its own brands DIGITUS Professional (19" racks, wiring and monitoring) as well as a handful of long-term suppliers such as PLANET (active network components), Patchsee (patch cable with fiber optics), Ubiquiti (Wireless Access Points), Eaton (UPS), Clint and Podspeakers (multiroom speaker). According to its CEO Yves Amschwand, "Our passion is the professional network infrastructure. By focusing on this segment, we'll have more time to advise our customers and accompany them in projects."

ASSMANN IT-Solutions wants to supply all products with this strategy, which are needed in the implementation of network infrastructure projects. It wants to be as a reliable partner for industrals, system integrators, IT retailers, electricians and IT administrators in large companies. ASSMANN's electrical wholesale customers will continue to have access to its consumer product range including HDMI cabling, network-enabled USB hubs and video splitters. Beside its German headquarters, ASSMANN is present through local offices in Austria, China, Croatia, France, Hong Kong, Poland, Switzerland and Taiwan.

Avnet expands EMC distribution agreement to enhance storage offerings for partners

Slovakia: infrastructure VAD Avnet Technology Solutions has expanded its distribution agreement with EMC, to strengthen its storage offering for partners in the country. The agreement will give partners in Slovakia access to EMC's entire portfolio of data centre, converged systems and flash storage solutions to deliver added value to end users and meet a growing demand for storage solutions in the region. Avnet is the largest EMC distributor in EMEA. This announcement builds on the companies' existing relationship across 14 countries in EMEA: Austria, Belgium, Luxembourg, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, the Netherlands, Romania, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey and the United Kingdom. Avnet also offers EMC in the Americas and Asia Pacific.

Avnet continues to work closely with EMC to support its network of partners in EMEA by leveraging the extensive experience and knowledge gained from Avnet's EMC Centre of Excellence in the Czech Republic. Established in 2014, the Centre of Excellence was created to support Avnet's EMC business in the Central Eastern Europe (CEE) countries. The centre now serves four countries: Czech Republic, Hungary, Romania and Slovakia. Driven from Czech Republic, the key contributors to the success of the Centre of Excellence are best practice, know-how and resource sharing, enabling Avnet to deliver a consistent experience to customers and to EMC across multiple countries.

Martin Zlocha, country manager, Slovakia, Avnet Technology Solutions, said, "As a global leader in the storage market, this local relationship with EMC delivers a more rounded portfolio of next-generation technologies as we position ourselves as a leading solutions specialist. Partners will particularly benefit from EMC's innovative data centre, converged systems and flash storage solutions, which will enable end users to turn technology into real business solutions, driving growth for our partners."

Markus Fischer, EMC CEE channel sales manager, said, "Expanding our agreement with Avnet to Slovakia is the next step for enlarging the company's footprint in CEE and helps enable us to benefit from Avnet’s extensive partner network in the region. We're looking forward to working more closely with Avnet and to successfully provide our leading solutions to partners and resellers in Slovakia."

Two new brands for Siener Informatique

France: summer was not a time for holidays for software specialist Siener Informatique. The distributor has unveiled official distribution deals with Flexera Software (software asset management) and Intel (application performance management and development tools).

Despec loses its head

Belgium: Peter Delagaye, who was managing director of print specialist Despec, has left the company. Until a full time replacement is found, the day-to-day management of the office has been taken over by Carsten Priebs, the commercial director of the German office of the distributor.

Spire Technology and Netis announce new distribution partnership

United Kingdom: broadliner Spire Technology has added Netis' range of networking products to its portfolio. The entire range can now be found on Spire's website or through Synaxon's EGIS platform, including USB network adapters, modem routers and network extenders. Spire entered into an agreement with Synaxon earlier this year. Jamie Plumridge, head of product management at Spire Technology, said: "We are excited to welcome Netis into Spire’s portfolio of exceptional vendors. We recognise that our resellers are continually hungry for new product opportunities that add value to their business, and so we make it our mission to uncover these opportunities for them. Netis is an attractive range of products that provides excellent value at the price conscious end of the home networking space. After assessing a number of brands, Netis stood head and shoulders above the rest as the best fit for us at this end of the market. We look forward to working with Netis, and our customers to build the partnership for many years to come."

Alicia Wei, from Netis Systems' overseas marketing team, added: "This partnership with Spire is a great opportunity for Netis to promote a positive and trustworthy image within our target audience." (source: PCR Online United Kingdom).

Recent additions

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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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