Ingram Micro to carry IDAPT mobile universal chargers
Spanish vendor Inoitulos, better known for Idapt, its innovative universal mobile charging station, has made a quantum leap in its penetration of the European market with a distribution partnership with broadliner Ingram Micro. Under the terms of the agreement, Ingram Micro will distribute Idapt's range of universal charging solutions to retail and dealer customers throughout Europe, thanks to its offices in Austria, Belgium/Luxembourg, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom/Ireland. Before this major partnership with Ingram, Inoitulos developed partnerships in some countries, directly with some operators, retailers or distributors like Copaco in the Benelux, SCP or i-Distribution in France, Memtec in Spain or Distrel in Italy. Ingram Micro should help broaden this distribution network and open it to northern Europe, where the company is still seldom known, providing some marketing efforts from Inoitulos are done as Ingram is not very efficient in lauching brands on its own in any country without the effective help of its vendors.
Comtrade becomes Irish
France : after Banque Magnétique, Irish group DCC has strengthened its retail arm in the country by acquiring Comtrade. DCC will initially acquire a 74% stake of the company for €11.4m, and will get the remaining shares in 2013, for a price based on Comtrade's results on March, 31st of that year and a maximum deferred consideration payable of €9.8m. The acquisition must first be approved by French authorities. According to our informations, Stefan Riesser, the founder of Comtrade, will stay in the company. Also, there seems to be no plans to merge Banque Magnétique and Comtrade : DCC has such a configuration in the United Kingdom, where its two retail arms, Gem Distribution and Micro Peripherals, are local competitors. In France, DCC also owns storage and security VAD Altimate.
An iDapt for Memtec
Spain : retail specialist Memtec has been chosen by Inoitulos to distribute its iDapt universal mobile power station in the country.
Two new brands for Memtec
Spain : retail specialist Memtec has signed a partnership with Madcatz for the exclusive distribution of Saitek products on Spanish market and the distribution of Madcatz on some local retail channel.
Two more distributors for Altec Lansing
Spain : broadliner Informática Megasur and regional broadliner Infortisa have signed a distribution partnership with speaker vendor Altec Lansing, which is officially imported in the country by retail specialist Memtec (source : Channel Insider España and Dealer Market España).