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Pinnacle opens Huawei Experience Centre

South Africa: broadliner Pinnacle has opened a Huawei Experience Centre at its head office in Midrand. This platform was specifically built in partnership with Huawei in order to facilitate a hands-on hardware experience for all Pinnacle customers interested in the enterprise space. The Experience Centre allows customers to physically test server and storage configurations, networking implementation, firewall implementation, eSight management and WLAN testing and implementation solutions, and in addition serves as a space to gain exposure to various partnership opportunities. Huawei has launched similar Innovation Centres throughout the world in Shenzhen (China), London (UK), Dusseldorf (German), Moscow (Russia), Warsaw (Poland), Sao Paulo (Brazil) and South Africa (Johannesburg). In addition to the opening of the Experience Centre, Pinnacle also announced that from now on, Fred Saayman assumes the role of Huawei brand executive at Pinnacle, and that he will actively be involved in driving this business forward (source: IT Online South Africa).

Pinnacle to distribute Android PC

South Africa: broadliner Pinnacle has signed a distribution agreement with Jide Technology to distribute the Remix Mini, which it believes to be the world's first true Android PC. The Remix Mini is powered by Remix OS, a custom-engineered version of Android Lollipop developed by Jide Technology. Remix Mini allows end users to work and play with the entire Android app ecosystem while taking advantage of intuitive PC features such as a taskbar, multiple window multi-tasking, and full mouse and keyboard support. With a focus on emerging markets and affordability, Remix Mini will launch in South Africa at a price point approximately half the cost of a traditional entry-level PC. The first Remix Mini stock is available through Pinnacle's reseller channel and at all Makro stores in the country.

"We are particularly excited about launching the Remix Mini in South Africa", says Max Stone, brand director of Pinnacle. "The Remix Mini merges PC productivity with Android mobility, eliminating the barriers between document creation and mobile consumption. Remix Mini makes modern computing technology affordable and accessible to schools, parents and entrepreneurs and will transform how people access and work with information."

David Ko, vice-president: sales and marketing at Jide Technology, comments: "We appreciate that Pinnacle shares our vision of pioneering productivity on Android and making computing accessible and affordable to people throughout South Africa. We look forward to the next few years as we deepen our partnership and shape the future of Android PCs for hundreds of thousands of families, students and businesses throughout Southern Africa." (source: IT Online South Africa)

Pinnacle to distribute Alienware

South Africa: Dell has appointed broadliner Pinnacle Africa as the sole distributor of the Alienware range of products in the country. "Dell Alienware is considered to be the premier gaming brand in the world offering exceptional design and performance for the most demanding users", says Pinnacle Africa Dell brand executive Rory Green. "Alienware gaming laptops and gaming PCs are designed for intense, high performance gaming and we are very pleased to be in the position to offer this elite range of hardware to the channel." Customers will have the ability to completely custom build their Alienware product allowing resellers to offer their customers complete custom-builds of their Alienware rigs with a lead time of approximately four weeks for delivery. Green is upbeat about the wealth of opportunity that the Alienware sole distribution agreement holds for both Pinnacle Africa and its channel partners. "The channel now has a tremendous opportunity to tap into a growing market looking for easy access to high-level performance from their gaming equipment without the fuss of having to build up their rigs themselves", he says (source: IT Online South Africa).

Cambium Networks appoints Pinnacle Africa

South Africa: broadliner Pinnacle Africa has been appointed by Cambium Networks as a Master Distributor for ePMP. Wireless service providers and enterprises need reliable, high-quality broadband connectivity that can be rapidly deployed and expanded. The ePMP platform provides stable coverage across large service areas and enhances your existing infrastructure and Enterprise Brand Executive Manager at Pinnacle Africa Gerhard Gouws is very excited about the benefits that the ePMP range will bring to resellers and their consumers. "This master distribution partnership will bring cutting-edge wireless broadband solutions to our partners and their customers," he said.

Pinnacle Africa is official Microsoft FPP distributor

South Africa: broadliner Pinnacle Africa has signed up to the Microsoft Full Packaged Product (FPP) Commercial Contract, which appoints it as an authorised distributor of Microsoft FPP products and hardware accessories in the country.

The addition of the Microsoft FPP expands and bolsters Pinnacle Africa's current Microsoft portfolio which includes a Direct OEM (DOEM) contract for its Proline Windows devices, and a Commercial OEM (also referred to as DSP) distribution agreement for client and server operating systems. The company will now be able to make both software and hardware FPP products available to its resellers.

"This is a significant announcement for our partners because qualifying purchases of Microsoft FPP will be recognised under relevant Microsoft programmes allowing resellers to claim rebates on their purchases," says Kavitha Glenister, software, peripherals and printing brand executive at Pinnacle Africa.

"Our partners will also be able to take advantage of additional value by way of more consistent stock availability and more competitive pricing. Pinnacle Africa also distributes a broad variety of brands which enables it to act as a one stop distribution solution directly resulting in an increased level of convenience for our resellers."

The contract includes the distribution of PC accessories which include keyboards, mice, headsets, web cams, gaming controllers and more. This complements the current peripherals and accessories offering that Pinnacle Africa already has.

"The introduction of this portfolio extension continues to solidify the strong relationship we have with Pinnacle Africa," says Colin Erasmus, OEM manager at Microsoft South Africa. "Channel and partner satisfaction is paramount to the success of Microsoft and this expansion to our distribution portfolio, will assist us in reaching many more resellers and open up new avenues, especially within the retail space." (source: IT Online South Africa).

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Pinnacle Africa

Pinnacle Africa
269 16th Street
South Africa
Phone : +27-112653000
Fax : +27-112653069
Website : http://www.pinnacle.co.za

Other offices
Phone : +27-215513310
ZA-9310 Bloemfontein
Phone : +27-514471000
ZA-4016 Springfield Park
Phone : +27-312632090
Phone : +27-137522846
ZA-6055 Port Elizabeth
Phone : +27-413651088


CEO : Mr Arnold Fourie
CEO : Mr Henry Ferreira
CEO : Mr Pierre Spies
General manager : Mrs Takalani Tshivhase
Deputy Executive Officer : Mr Trevor Van Zyl
CFO : Mrs Liezel Grobler
Division director or manager : Mr Vic Brits
Division director or manager : Mrs Lynne Price
Division director or manager : Mr Jean Coetzee
Purchase director or manager : Mr Fred Saayman
Market manager : Mr Louis Fourie
Product manager : Mr Robert Stephan
Product manager : Mr Tiens Lange
Product manager : Mr Hans Steyn
Product manager : Mr Phillip Labuschagne
Product manager : Mr Greg Pothitos
Product manager : Mr François Lottering
Product manager : Mr Cobus Erasmus
Product manager : Mr Eugene Kruger
Product manager : Mr Shaun Welgemoed
Product manager : Mr Shane Hutchinson


Creation year : 1993
Company registration number : 1993/000917/07
VAT number : ZA 4050140039
Annual turnover
2014 : 483,97 M€
2013 : 516,63 M€
2012 : 516,88 M€
2011 : 231,40 M€
2010 : 195,98 M€
Active resellers : 5500
Indirect turnover : 100%
Export : Angola, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Main brands : Apacer, Canon, D-Link, Logitech, MSI
Clients : Apple Premium Resellers, assemblers, broadline e-commerce, broadliner, broker, buying groups, consumer electronics, dealers, department stores, hypermarkets, independent retailers, IT consulting, system integrators and VARs, marketplaces, service providers, specialist, specialized and corporate resellers, trader
Employees : 660 people


Recent additions

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Netsafe Solutions Hravtska d.o.o. -  Croatia - VAD
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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
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