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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.

Gandalf fights viruses with ESET
2017-04-19

Sweden: broadliner Gandalf Distribution has expanded its security offer with ESET through a distribution deal with ESET's local distributor in the country Eurosecure (source: IT Kanalen Sverige).

A new sales director for Gandalf
2017-02-16

Sweden: Johan Cheng Falkström, who has been sales director for broadliner Tech Data over the past year, has joined its competitor Gandalf Distribution as sales manager.

Recent additions

Our directory is updated daily through information sent by vendors and distributors. Here are the latest updates :
SC Magazin GSM srl
Romania - Specialist
Multipoint Nordics OÜ
Estonia - VAD
EMA Distribution srl
Italy - Specialist
Westnet Distribution Poland Sp. z o.o.
Poland - Broadliner
A&C Systems France
France - Specialist
FieldTrust bvba/sprl
Belgium - VAD
Aqipa United Kingdom Ltd
United Kingdom - Specialist
Fokus MSP GmbH iG
Germany - VAD
Zaltor Soluciones Informáticas SLU
Spain - Specialist
ICOS Deutschland GmbH
Germany - VAD

 

Gandalf Distribution AB (part of ELKO Group)
Address

Gandalf Distribution AB (part of ELKO Group)
Propellervägen 6a
SE-183 62 Täby
Sweden
Phone : +46-850557100
Fax : +46-850557101
Website : http://www.gandalf.se

Other offices
SE-222 22 Lund
Phone : +46-406712000
SE-421 30 Västra Frölunda
Phone : +46-31891200

Team

Managing director : Mr David Nicander
CFO : Mrs Marie Larsson
Marketing director : Mr Johan Cheng Falkström
Sales manager : Mr Mikael Nyman
Purchase director or manager : Mr Bo Lönnqvist
Purchase director or manager : Mr Jonas Österbacka

Information

Creation year : 1984
Organisationsnummer : 556536-9476
VAT number : SE 556536947601
Annual turnover
2020 : 337,09 M€
2019 : 138,72 M€
2018 : 54,32 M€
2017 : 70,35 M€
2016 : 70,03 M€
Active resellers : 400
Indirect turnover : 100%
National/regional/export split : 100/0/0
Export : Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway
Broadliner
Main brands : ASUS, Corsair, D-Link, Samsung, Western Digital
Clients : Broadline e-commerce (30%), dealers (30%), independent retailers (20%), marketplaces (30%)
Employees : 40 people

Products

Accessories and connectivity
Batteries and chargers
Acer, Anker, Antec, ASUS, Gigabyte, GP, Kensington, MSI, PNY, Viewsonic
Books
Microsoft
Cabling and connectivity
Acer, AG Neovo, Anker, ASUS, Buffalo, Chieftec, Club3D, G-Technology, Gigabyte, Kensington, LaCie, Matrox, MSI, Multibrackets, PNY, SoundVision, Tenda, Ubiquiti Networks, Western Digital (SanDisk)
External storage enclosures
Antec, ASUS, G-Technology, Highpoint, Kensington, MSI, PNY
Infrastructure accessories, bays and racks
Acer, Antec, ASUS, Chieftec, Gigabyte, LaCie
Other accessories
Corsair, Gigabyte, Kensington, Kingston, Microsoft, Mionix, Razer
PC and notebook accessories
Acer, ASUS, Corsair (Elgato Gaming), Gigabyte, Kensington, LaCie, MSI, Viewsonic, Western Digital (SanDisk)

AV
AV accessories
Acer, AG Neovo, Anker, Arctic Cooling, Kensington, Microsoft, Multibrackets, Sapphire AV, Viewsonic
AV hardware
Acer, ASUS, Corsair (Elgato Gaming), Viewsonic, Western Digital, Western Digital (SanDisk)
Large-format display
Acer, AG Neovo, ASUS, Viewsonic
Personal and home audio
Acer, AG Neovo, Anker, Antec, Arctic Cooling, Corsair, Gigabyte, Kingston, Microsoft, MSI, Razer, TruAudio, VSSL, Western Digital (SanDisk)
Professional AV hardware
Acer, AG Neovo, Matrox, Microsoft, TruAudio, Viewsonic
Projectors
Acer, Anker, ASUS, Viewsonic
Radio/television
Acer, AG Neovo, ASUS, Gazer, Gigabyte, Kensington, Matrox, MSI, Viewsonic

Computers and peripherals
Adapters and controllers
Acer, ASUS, Buffalo, G-Technology, Gigabyte, Highpoint, Intel, LaCie, MSI, Western Digital
Monitors
Acer, AG Neovo, ASUS, Gigabyte, Microsoft, MSI, Philips, Viewsonic
Notebooks
Acer, ASUS, Gigabyte, Intel, Microsoft, MSI, PNY, Viewsonic
PCs
Acer, ASUS, Gigabyte, Intel, MSI, Sapphire, Viewsonic
Printing and scanning
Acer, Brother, IRIS a Canon Company, Kensington
Servers
Acer, ASUS, Gigabyte, Intel, MSI
Small peripherals
3Dconnexion, Acer, Arctic Cooling, ASUS, Chieftec, Corsair, Gigabyte, Kensington, Kingston, Microsoft, Mionix, MSI, Razer
Thin computing
Acer, Microsoft, Viewsonic
Workstations
Acer, ASUS

Computing components
Cases and power supplies
Antec, Arctic Cooling, ASUS, Chieftec, Corsair, Gigabyte, Intel
Cooling and tuning
AMD, Antec, Arctic Cooling, ASUS, Chieftec, Corsair, Gigabyte, Intel, Kingston
Memory
Acer, AMD, Corsair, Crucial by Micron, Intel, Kingston, PNY
Microprocessors
AMD, Intel
Motherboards and graphic cards
AMD, ASUS, Gigabyte, Intel, Matrox, MSI, NVidia, Palit, PNY, Sapphire

Gaming
Gaming hardware
Arctic Cooling, Corsair, Microsoft, MSI, Razer

Mobility
E-book readers
Pocketbook Global
Fixed phones, faxes and accessories
Brother, Teltonika
GPS
Acer, ASUS, Microsoft
Mobile accessories
Acer, Anker, ASUS, Gigabyte, GP, IRIS a Canon Company, Kensington, Kingston, Microsoft, MSI, Razer, Teltonika, Xiaomi
Mobile phones and smartphones
Acer, ASUS, Gigabyte, Razer, Realme, Viewsonic, Xiaomi
Tablets and PDAs
Acer, ASUS, G-Technology, Gigabyte, Microsoft, MSI, Pocketbook Global

Networks and telecoms
Network infrastructure
Acer, ASUS, Buffalo, Dovado, Gigabyte, Microsoft, MSI, Teltonika, Tenda, Ubiquiti Networks, Viewsonic, Western Digital, Western Digital (SanDisk)
Voice- and video-over-IP hardware and software
Brother, Microsoft

POS and AIDC
POS hardware
Anker

Security
IT security
ESET, F-Secure, Microsoft
Physical security
Anker, GP, Hilook, ID Lock, QNAP, Teltonika, Viewsonic, Western Digital

Smart tech
Home appliances
Anker, Viomi
Smart home
Acer, Aeotec, Anker, Aqara, GP, ID Lock, Igloohome, Osram
Smart personal objects
Acer, ASUS

Software
Corporate software
Microsoft
Development software
Microsoft
Graphics software
Microsoft
Office automation software
Microsoft
Operating systems
Microsoft
Other software
Acer, F-Secure, Highpoint, IRIS a Canon Company, Microsoft, PNY

Storage
External storage
Acer, ASUS, Buffalo, Chieftec, Corsair, Corsair (Elgato Gaming), Crucial by Micron, G-Technology, Kensington, Kingston, LaCie, MSI, PNY, Samsung, StorCentric (Drobo), Toshiba, Western Digital, Western Digital (SanDisk)
Internal storage
AMD, ASUS, Buffalo, Corsair, Crucial by Micron, G-Technology, Gigabyte, Intel, Kingston, MSI, PNY, Samsung, Toshiba, Western Digital, Western Digital (SanDisk)
Storage infrastructure
Acer, ASUS, G-Technology, Highpoint, Intel, MSI, StorCentric (Drobo), Toshiba, Western Digital, Western Digital (SanDisk)
Storage servers
Acer, ASUS, Asustor, Buffalo, G-Technology, Hilook, LaCie, QNAP, StorCentric (Drobo), Western Digital
Storage software
Buffalo, F-Secure, G-Technology, Kingston, Microsoft, QNAP, StorCentric (Drobo), Western Digital

Supplies
Cleaning products and supplies
Antec, Brother
Print supplies
Brother
Storage supplies
Acer, Antec, ASUS, Brother, Buffalo, Corsair, Crucial by Micron, G-Technology, Kingston, LaCie, PNY, Toshiba, Western Digital, Western Digital (SanDisk)
Videoprojector lamps
Acer, Osram, Viewsonic


 

Recent additions

Our directory is updated daily through information sent by vendors and distributors. Here are the latest updates :
SC Magazin GSM srl -  Romania - Specialist
Multipoint Nordics OÜ -  Estonia - VAD
EMA Distribution srl -  Italy - Specialist
Westnet Distribution Poland Sp. z o.o. -  Poland - Broadliner
A&C Systems France -  France - Specialist
FieldTrust bvba/sprl -  Belgium - VAD
Aqipa United Kingdom Ltd -  United Kingdom - Specialist
Fokus MSP GmbH iG -  Germany - VAD
Zaltor Soluciones Informáticas SLU -  Spain - Specialist
ICOS Deutschland GmbH -  Germany - VAD

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