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ELKO enters Nordic region by acquiring Gandalf
2017-09-26

Scandinavia: Latvian broadliner ELKO Grupa has reached an agreement to acquire 85% of shares in Swedish broadliner Gandalf Distribution for an undisclosed amount. "ELKO has been looking for geographical expansion opportunities for some time", said Svens Dinsdorfs, CEO ELKO Group. "Gandalf's business model and operational structure is very similar to our own and thus we feel confident about this acquisition. Gandalf’s team is highly motivated and professional and we feel comfortable about the coming integration process and ensuing synergy. By becoming a part of the ELKO Group, Gandalf will be able to significantly expand its product portfolio and benefit from various competence-sharing initiatives."

Gandalf will become a part of the ELKO Group, but for now will continue to operate under the Gandalf brand. David Nicander will continue to work as the CEO and also remain as a minority shareholder of Gandalf Distribution. "Gandalf has for many years successfully grown together with our customers and partners, and today we have taken a new step towards the next level of distribution. I am personally very proud of the opportunity to become part of the ELKO Group, and all the positive opportunities that this gives us at Gandalf to grow and expand our business in the Nordics", says David Nicander, CEO Gandalf.

News from ALSO, ELKO, Nelro Data and Versim
2017-09-12

Poland: broadliner ALSO has added Meetup videoconferencing systems from Logitech to its portfolio. Latvian broadliner ELKO has extended its business presence to Poland by outsourcing a local sales team for IT & Consumer products. According to the distributor, ELKO's extensive product portfolio, multi-regional coverage and particular East European market expertise, combined with the local market experience provided by the team of IT industry professionals, should generate significant incremental business opportunities for Polish channel partners. The sixth-largest economy in the EU, and the largest of the EU's former Eastern-Bloc members, is an organic and natural opportunity for the further growth of the ELKO Group, and the timing is right for this move. ELKO believes that, despite the relative maturity of the Polish market, there is room and a need for a new distributor, well known for its reliability and distinctive service offering in the region. ELKO Polska is located in Wrocław under the management of Marcin Tatar (the former export manager of MGM), which is the right choice for combining local presence with international logistics routes to get ELKO products and services supplied to the Polish market. Consumer electronics specialist Nelro Data has expanded its portfolio with two new brands, Ubiquiti Networks (meshed network infrastructure)1 and ZeeGO (home automation)2. Finally, network and security VAD Versim has inked a distribution deal with local data management editor Storware3 (source: IT Reseller Polska, CRN Polska 1, 2 and 3).

ELKO Group distributes LaCie external drives
2017-09-01

LaCie, the premium brand of Seagate storage solutions for photographers, videographers, audio professionals, and other power users, has added broadliner ELKO Group to its distributor stable for Europe and Central Asia. With leading technology, performance, quality, and customer support, LaCie helps you realize your creative vision. LaCie differentiate themselves with a focus on design, unmatched technical performance, and long-term reliability. Trust means everything. It is easy to replace a keyboard, processor, or printer — but not your data. Irreplaceable photos and your life's work are stored on your external digital storage, so the product you choose should provide you with complete peace of mind. For this reason, all LaCie professional desktop solutions feature durable aluminum enclosures, high-quality hard drives or SSDs, and components that are built to last. Beside Sweden where LaCie products were already available through broadliner Gandalf (which has been recently acquired by ELKO), LaCie drives are available through ELKO offices in Estonia, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia and Ukraine.

ELKO Group acquires the official distributor status of Lenovo notebooks
2016-08-23

Russia: broadliner ELKO has become the official distributor of Lenovo notebooks – the top selling brand in Russia. ELKO Group holds exclusive distribution rights of Lenovo smartphones and tablets in Kazakhstan, Russia and Ukraine, and is also the official distributor of Lenovo notebooks in Ukraine. Although up to now, ELKO had the right to sell Lenovo notebooks in Russia, the status of the official distributor opens up significantly more profound cooperation with retail market, offering full assortment of Lenovo and providing better sales conditions and after-sales service.

Martins Ozolins, ELKO Group Distribution Director: "We are glad that more than 7 years of successful cooperation with Lenovo has opened up the opportunity for ELKO to prove its abilities also in the Russian market of notebooks in the status of the official distributor. ELKO strategy is to cooperate with the strongest brands in each segment and Lenovo is by all means the leader of the notebook segment. We are sure that this cooperation will provide our customers the best choice of notebooks, allowing to significantly strengthen ELKO positions in the market."

Alexander Kataev, Lenovo General Manager in Russia: "The company Lenovo and ELKO Group are bound by long-term cooperation, which allows no doubt about the reliability and professionalism of the specialists of this company. Therefore, we note with great satisfaction the expansion of ELKO exclusive rights in Russia on the supply of computer equipment manufactured by Lenovo, as well as the fact that from now on, the company is the official distributor of all Lenovo mobile solutions."

GTDC adds new members headquartered in Germany and Latvia
2016-08-18

The Global Technology Distribution Council has added broadliner ELKO Group and storage VAD TIM as its newest members in the EMEA region, plus the appointment of WestconGroup CEO Dolph Westerbos to the organization's Executive Committee. The moves further bolster the GTDC's position as the world's leading IT distribution organization. GTDC members drive more than $130 billion in annual worldwide sales of products, services and solutions through dynamic business channels.

Broadliner ELKO, a Riga, Latvia-based distributor, operates in Estonia, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia and Ukraine, while selling and supporting a wide range of systems, software, desktop and mobile solutions/tablets, and consumer and multimedia products, as well as providing related solutions and services. Founded in 1993, ELKO is owned by several private equity groups and was added to the Nasdaq Baltic Bond List in March 2016. The company reported sales of €1.14B in 2015.

TIM, headquartered in Wiesbaden, Germany, is a VAD founded in 1985 with sharp focus on comprehensive data center solutions. The privately-held company, which also operates in Austria and Switzerland, serves system integrator partners as its primary customer base and has driven continuous growth over the past two decades.

Recent additions

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AQM World FZCO
United Arab Emirates - Specialist
Rare Distribution
United Arab Emirates - Specialist
Aitek France
France - Broadliner
Ebertlang Swiss AG
Switzerland - Specialist
ITANCIA USA Inc.
United States - Specialist
360Mobile SL
Spain - Specialist
Smartycom GmbH
Switzerland - Specialist
ACTS Srl
Italy - VAD
EA Accessories Ltd
Ireland - Specialist
Aqaio GmbH
Germany - VAD

 

ELKO Ukraine
Address

ELKO Ukraine
Vul. Kazatska, 120/4
Korpus E
UA-03040 Kyiv
Ukraine
Phone : +380-444619670
Fax : +380-444619670
Website : http://www.elko.ua

Team

Sales director : Mrs Elina Cherkinskaya
Marketing director : Mrs Natalia Drozdenko
Sales manager : Mr Aleksandr Litviakov
Product manager : Mr Aleksandr Sadovinkov
Product manager : Mr Ruslan Maslovskogo

Information

Creation year : 1998
Annual turnover
2007 : 75,60 M€
2006 : 61,90 M€
Indirect turnover : 100%
National/regional/export split : 100/0/0
Export : Armenia
Specialist : Computers and peripherals, computing components
Main brands : Hansol, Intel, Sony, Teac, Western Digital
Clients : Assemblers (60%), broadline e-commerce (10%), broadliner (6%), independent retailers (13%), IT consulting, system integrators and VARs (5%), marketplaces (10%), specialist (6%), specialized and corporate resellers (6%)
Employees : 90 people

 

Recent additions

Our directory is updated daily through information sent by vendors and distributors. Here are the latest updates :
AQM World FZCO -  United Arab Emirates - Specialist
Rare Distribution -  United Arab Emirates - Specialist
Aitek France -  France - Broadliner
Ebertlang Swiss AG -  Switzerland - Specialist
ITANCIA USA Inc. -  United States - Specialist
360Mobile SL -  Spain - Specialist
Smartycom GmbH -  Switzerland - Specialist
ACTS Srl -  Italy - VAD
EA Accessories Ltd -  Ireland - Specialist
Aqaio GmbH -  Germany - VAD

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