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News from ALSO, Brodos, Comm-Tec, Datastore, DexxIT, Ecom, Michael Telecom, Notebooksbilliger, Vivanco and Wentronic
2017-09-04

DACH: Stefan Klingmair, who was Corporate VP Central Europe for Swiss distribution group ALSO, has left the company. He is not replaced and his tasks are taken over by CEO Gustavo Möller-Hergt. German AV specialist Comm-Tec has hired Samuel Haider as business manager for Western Austria. Samuel was previously working for BenQ, lately as display business manager. He works with Klemens Hinterberger, the sales manager for Austria. In Germany, telephony specialist Brodos has added insurance services from Wertgarantie to its portfolio1. Consumer electronics specialist DexxIT has inked a distribution deal with smart charger vendor Nonda2. PC component and peripheral specialist Ecom has been appointed official distributor by Gigabyte for its full motherboard offer. Telephony and telecom specialist Michael Telecom has started the distribution of discount mobile phone access provider Klarmobil.de3. Notebook broker Notebookbilliger has appointed Oliver Ahrens from Acer as its new CEO. Accessory and cabling specialist Wentronic has added UBtech smart robotics to its catalog. In Switzerland, broadliner ALSO has added Kramer digital signage solutions to its display catalog. Storage VAD Datastore has inked a distribution deal with Enterprise Open Source editor SuSE. Finally, accessory specialist Vivanco has added Titan display wall brackets to its offer (source: Telecom Handel 1, 2 and 3, E&W Österreich, CRN Deutschland, Channel Observer Deutschland, IT Reseller Schweiz, IT Market Schweiz, Inside Channels Schweiz).

ALSO creates new business segment for Consumptional Business
2017-08-14

Broadliner ALSO has merged several areas into a new business segment called "Consumptional Business". This business segment (IT as a Service) encompasses offerings related to Platform- (PaaS), Infrastructure- (IaaS), Software-Services (SaaS) as well as Device-as-a-service (DaaS). The foundations for this approach were laid at the Microsoft World Partner Conference in Toronto in 2012 and since then, the offering has been broadened consistently through the ALSO Cloud Marketplace. The Consumptional Business model will be expanded systematically. "An entire emerging generation of decision makers prefers to use rather than buy software and hardware. The economic and technical advantages of this IT as a Service offering are plain to see", said Gustavo Möller-Hergt, CEO of ALSO Holding AG.

Michael Gericks will assume responsibility for the new business segment. He will further develop the entire value chain of this business area for ALSO's resellers. "I look forward to continuing to work together with Michael Gericks in his new role. He is innovative and entrepreneurial. I am confident that he will successfully introduce and implement a wealth of new offers for our customers", Möller-Hergt added.

Gericks joined ALSO in 2013. Most recently, Gericks was Head of Consumptional Sales. Prior to that, he led Digital Services at ALSO Germany. He has also previously held positions as Managing Director and Product Marketing Manager at a technology company in the financial sector in Mexico. He holds a Master's Degree in Business Administration from the University of Münster in Germany. The "Consumptional Business" division ought to be deployed in every country where ALSO has some dematerialized businesses.

ALSO finalizes the acquisition of Five4U
2017-08-09

Netherlands: broadliner ALSO has completed its previously announced acquisition of Dutch Mac distributor Five4U. Anti-trust authorities have approved the transaction. "The acquisition opens up new customer groups in Belgium and the Netherlands. At the same time we can expand our product portfolio, foremost in the area of graphics. This will create an important basis for our 3D printing business. It's a perfect addition to ALSO", explained Gustavo Möller-Hergt, CEO of ALSO Holding. Five4U is one of the leading specialized distributors for hardware and software in the Benelux. The company is a distributor for Apple and other hardware providers such as HP and Epson. Furthermore, Five 4 U offers its customers software and IT services.

ALSO expands cloud marketplace platform reach with Bezeq International
2017-05-19

Broadliner ALSO and Israeli cloud provider Bezeq International have signed a strategic partnership to expand a wide range of Software as a Service and Infrastructure as a Service cloud services to SMB and Enterprise customers in Israel. Both companies are joining forces to make the ALSO Cloud Marketplace Platform as a Service (PaaS) available to Bezeq International's Channel partners. ALSO is enabling Bezeq International to expand a wide range of Software as a Service (SaaS) and Infrastructure as a Service to their customers, as well as a broad catalogue of managed services and connectivity services. Accelerated by the Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider program (CSP), the platform leverages new, vertical focused offerings for Channel partners.

"We continue to expand our partnerships in new regions, providing us with more opportunities for growth. Bezeq International joins a group of strong partnerships we have earlier announced in the UK and Ireland, Southern Europe, Southeast Asia, the Middle-East and South America. By adding new regions to the platform, the entire network of partners grows stronger, creating value for the entire group", said Gustavo Möller-Hergt, CEO of ALSO Holding AG.

"Bezeq International has been a pioneer of cloud services in Israel, with a strong track record of successful expansion in this new business area. Our first source of success is our focus on customer experience, where we have been recognized as a top-tier player in our market. Our strong partnerships with leading vendors and service providers such as Microsoft and Rackspace represent a second source of success. For the ALSO Cloud Marketplace, both key areas are present and we are very much looking forward to working together", said Eyal Zafrir, VP Business Sector & Business Development of Bezeq International.

Earlier in March 2017, ALSO announced a strategic partnership with Intcomex to make the ALSO Cloud Marketplace available to over 50,000 Channel partners in South America and the Caribbean. In October 2016, ALSO agreed on a strategic partnership with Innovix Distribution to make the ALSO Cloud Marketplace available to 5,500 of Innovix's Channel partners starting in Singapore, Malaysia and Hong Kong, with plans to expand further in the region. Earlier in June of the same year, ALSO signed a strategic partnership with Logicom to provide the marketplace platform to more than 10,000 Logicom partners in 13 countries in Southern Europe and the Middle East, with plans to expand further in the region. In December 2015, ALSO and Westcoast agreed on a strategic cooperation to bring the ALSO Cloud Marketplace platform to Westcoast customers in the UK and Ireland.

ALSO continues international expansion of cloud marketplace platform
2017-04-06

Swiss broadliner ALSO and Intcomex have signed a strategic partnership to bring a wide range of local and global vertical-focused cloud services to SMB and Enterprise customers in Latin America in 2017. Both companies are joining forces to make the ALSO Cloud Marketplace Platform as a Service (PaaS) available to more than 50,000 Intcomexs' channel partners in 14 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean, with plans to expand further in the region. ALSO enables Intcomex to expand their Software as a Service (SaaS) catalogue to their customers. Spearheaded by Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider program (CSP), the platform assists local vertical-focused ISVs to expand towards channels.

"We generate additional growth opportunities through strategic partnerships like the one with Intcomex in new, dynamic regions. Combined with our strong presence in Europe and our partnerships in the UK and Ireland, the Middle-East and Southeast Asia, through the partnership with Intcomex the ALSO Cloud Marketplace platform is now reaching nearly 50 countries globally", said Gustavo Möller-Hergt, CEO of ALSO Holding AG. "Intcomex is a frontrunner of cloud services in its region, driving this paradigm change of the market. We are serving a fast-growing network of partners, including ISVs, hosters and managed service providers. The strategic partnership with ALSO will enable us to expand our SaaS portfolio further and to focus on an exceptional customer experience together", said Michael Shalom, Group Managing Director of Intcomex.

In October 2016, ALSO agreed on a strategic partnership with Innovix Distribution to make the ALSO Cloud Marketplace available to 5,500 of Innovix' channel partners starting in Singapore, Malaysia and Hong Kong, with plans to expand further in the region. Earlier in June the same year, ALSO signed a strategic partnership with Logicom to provide the marketplace platform to more than 10,000 Logicom partners in 13 countries in Southern Europe and the Middle East, with plans to expand further in the region. In December 2015, ALSO and Westcoast agreed on a strategic cooperation to bring the ALSO Cloud Marketplace platform to Westcoast customers in Ireland and the United Kingdom.

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

 

ALSO International BV
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ALSO International BV
Wijchenseweg 20
NL-6537 TL Nijmegen
Netherlands
Phone : +31-243579999
Fax : +31-243579979
Website : http://www.also-international.eu

Team

Vice-president : Mr Marc Nijhof
CFO : Mr Bas Janssen
Marketing director : Mrs Joyca Saaltink
Sales manager : Mrs Magdalena van Beers
Sales manager : Mr Mario Vitale
Sales manager : Mrs Laureen van Lunen
Sales manager : Mrs Céline Paauwen
Sales manager : Mr Mark Appleton
Purchase director or manager : Mr Arjen Lansdaal
Communication director or manager : Mrs Joyca Saaltink
Market manager : Mrs Nina Gredt

Information

Creation year : 1995
KvK-inschrijfnummer : 09085944
VAT number : NL 8035-43-177 B01
Annual turnover
2012 : 586,89 M€
2011 : 574,19 M€
2010 : 534,27 M€
2009 : 462,91 M€
2008 : 425,04 M€
Active resellers : 1800
Indirect turnover : 100%
Export : Albania, Belgium, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxemburg, Monaco, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Norway, Poland, Romania, San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, Switzerland
Specialist : Accessories and connectivity, supplies
Main brands : Brother, Canon, Epson, HP Inc., Lexmark
Clients : Broadliner, broker, consumer electronics, dealers, independent retailers, specialist, specialized and corporate resellers, stationers and office supplies
Employees : 130 people

Products

Accessories and connectivity
PC and notebook accessories
Targus

Mobility
Mobile accessories
Targus

Software

Storage
External storage
Memorex, Targus, Verbatim, Western Digital (SanDisk)

Supplies
Cleaning products and supplies
Fellowes
Print supplies
Brother, Canon, Dascom-Tally, Dell, Epson, HP Inc., HP Inc. S-Print, Konica-Minolta, Kyocera, Lanier, Lexmark, OKI, Olivetti, Panasonic, Philips, Printronix (TallyGenicom), Ricoh, Ricoh (InfoPrint Solutions), Sagemcom, Sharp, Toshiba, Xerox
Storage supplies
Fellowes, HPE, IBM, Memorex, Verbatim, Western Digital (SanDisk)


Services

Value added services
Direct shipping to final client, e-commerce site, logistics, newsletters, online order status checking, online ordering, personalized shipping, product catalog, product search, project-dedicated sales staff, regular special offers, retail-dedicated sales staff, shipments tracking, software customization, standard exchange, stock taking back, system integration
Financial services
Credit insurance, term of payment
Minimum delivery time
National : 24 hour(s)
International : 24 hour(s)

 

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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