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Arrow ECS brings BitTitan on its cloud

Infrastructure VAD Arrow ECS has added BitTitan managed services to its ArrowSphere cloud platform in the whole world. In the EMEA region, the offer is available in Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Luxembourg, Morocco, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom.

SkyGroup wins ClearOne sole distribution rights

South Africa: network and telecom VAD SkyGroup Communications has been appointed as the sole distributor of ClearOne's line-up of conferencing and collaboration solutions. The portfolio consists of professional audio and microphones, video collaboration, network media streaming, and unified communication solutions. "We are delighted to be appointed as a distributor for ClearOne in the region, as it provides our partners with a quality range of tools they can leverage to improve the quality of their customers' communications environment", says Marius van Wyk, operations and technical director at SkyGroup Communications. He adds that ClearOne has a well-established brand in the local market and SkyGroup will assist existing partners as well as bring new partners on board in the region. According to Van Wyk, ClearOne's audio offerings offer high-quality audio conferencing systems which are key to enabling productivity in businesses. Andrew Loadman, regional sales director at ClearOne, says SkyGroup is an ideal distribution partner and has an established AV market for its portfolio of products. The company also maintains close relationships with resellers and consultants, he adds (source: IT Web South Africa).

New partnerships for Businesscom, Kerèn and Videoguard

Netherlands: telecom specialist Businesscom has become an official distributor for Jabra headsets in the Benelux region, through its offices in Belgium and the Netherlands1. Taiwanese vendor BenQ has chosen AV specialist Kerèn as a distributor for its Pro-AV projectors and LFD. Finally, IP security specialist Videoguard has added Tiandy IP cameras to its catalog2 (source: Channel Connect Nederland 1 and 2, ChannelWeb Nederland).

Westcon in the Bluesky with Microsoft

Germany: as part of its appointment as Microsoft CSP distributor, telecom VAD Westcon UC&C will distribute its Azure offer through its Bluesky digital aggregation platform.

Exertis acquires MTR Group

United Kingdom: broadliner Exertis has acquired MTR Group, a service and solutions provider specialising in 2nd generation lifecycle extension of mobile, wearable and tablet devices. MTR employs 60 staff at its bespoke high-tech refurbishment facility in Harlow, Essex. It generated sales of €13.22 million for the twelve months ended 30 November 2016 and has seen significant and sustained year on year growth since its incorporation in 2011 by founders and co-owners Steve Healy and Andy Payne. The strong relationship that MTR has with Samsung will enable Exertis to deepen its business entanglement with this key strategic brand as well as providing the opportunity to leverage MTR’s refurbishment and reverse logistics capabilities, and jointly expand these services to a wider range of potential partners.

Gerry O'Keeffe, Exertis UK & Ireland managing director, said: "MTR has enjoyed considerable success in providing refurbishment capabilities in the mobile and tablet device market. The recent impressive growth in revenue and profitability is a testament to the reputation that it has earned in the channel, borne out of years of refurbishment experience, a sophisticated IT infrastructure and also continued investment in its impressive high-tech and scalable refurbishment facility. We are very excited to add this success story to the Exertis family and are looking forward to continued growth and providing further added value for our suppliers and customers."

Steve Healy, MTR, managing director, said: "as Exertis and MTR's core values are so well aligned, this acquisition made complete sense. The benefits and opportunities of this exciting new chapter will extend to our existing and new customers and vendors alike, further enhancing the range of services and products offered. By leveraging the complementary strengths of both companies, we can only add to what is already an exciting proposition for the relationships currently held. We look forward to working with the Exertis management teams and building on the success of both companies."

Andy Payne, MTR sales director, added: "we're extremely excited about the journey and opportunities that lie ahead. MTR has already established itself as a market leader with its refurbishment and supply capabilities along with reverse and life cycle management solutions. Coupled with Exertis' OEM and Network relationships, this acquisition will make for a formidable force within the mobile/recycling sector."

Recent additions

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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
Gadget Access Sdn Bhd -  Malaysia - Specialist
Atlantia Inc. -  Canada - Specialist
Erikson Consumer, a division of JAM Industries Ltd -  Canada - Specialist
Revo IT Consulting Ltd -  Hong Kong - Specialist
Safari Distribution GmbH -  Switzerland - Specialist

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