Southern Europe: in Italy, regional broadliner Cometa has added Startech.com connectivity products and small accessories to its catalog. Software specialist Software Products Italia has inaugurated Omnis Italia, a joint venture it has build with TigerLogic to represent its Omnis rapid development platform in the country. In Portugal, infrastructure VAD Arrow ECS has started the distribution of Veeam virtualization products in the country. In Spain, TP-Link has appointed mobile phone specialist Baradi as official distributor for its Neffos line of smartphones. Network and security VAD Ingecom has been chosen by WhiteBear Solutions as an official distributor in the Iberian region for its identity management and backup solutions. Finally, LFD vendor Dynascan has extended its partnership with Ingram Micro to the Spanish ProAV BU of its Specialty Solutions division (source: Top Trade Informatica Italia, IT Channel Portugal, Channel Partner España, ITSitio Distribución España and Dealer World España).
Schulz leaves Ingram Micro
Gerhard Schulz leaves broadliner Ingram Micro for personal reasons after more than 15 years at the firm. He was promoted in 2013 to his present role as executive vice president and president of Europe Technology Solutions, replacing retiring Alain Macquet. Prior to this he spent a number of years leading the broadliner's distribution business across the DACHH region, encompassing operations in Austria, Germany, Hungary and Switzerland. Before that he was managing director of Ingram's business in his native Germany, and also held other senior sales posts in the country. He joined Ingram having previously served as director of rival Tech Data's European business, and worked for vendor Intel earlier in his career. Schulz led a restructure of Ingram's EMEA operations over the past two years, in which each country now has a dedicated chief executive overseeing a national business that is split into four clearly defined areas: traditional product distribution; cloud services; life cycle services; and e-commerce fulfilment. As part of the overhaul the distributor also closed its previous regional headquarters in Brussels, and opened a new centralised service centre in the Bulgarian capital Sofia, in which 800 people are employed. The departing European boss also oversaw a busy period of M&A in the region, including the acquisition of the e-commerce services business of Dutch firm Docdata, and the Odin cloud platform, bought from Parallels. The new EMEA director is now Marc Snider, the former director of Ingram Micro in Canada. He will be based in the Irvine CA offices of the broadliner (source: Channelnomics Europe).
Partner Tech Europe chooses Ingram Micro
German POS vendor Partner Tech Europe has chosen broadliner Ingram Micro as its first pan-European distributor. Ingram Micro will distribute all mobile terminals as well as a selection of fixed PoS products from Partner Tech through the PoS BU of its Specialty Solutions division in Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Israel, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.
Iberian peninsula: Spanish broadliner DMI Computer has been chosen by Swedish vendor Doro to distribute its senior phones1. Its Spanish PC component and peripheral competitor Globomatik has inked a distribution deal with HiSense, covering its LCD televisions. Broadliner GTI has expanded its portfolio in Portugal with Gigaset phones and Zebra industrial mobility products. The Gigaset partnership also covers Spain. In Spain still, broadliner Ingram Micro has expanded its physical security division with ZKTeco secure access and time control products. Finally, Spanish broadliner Valorista follows its competitors and opens its own value division, named VSystem2. With about 1000 resellers at hand, VSystem will initially push products from Dell, Fujitsu Technology Solutions, Lenovo and Riello. All customers of VSystem will also have an access to exclusive services such as webinars, technological breakfasts, technical support, training, financing, etc. (source: Channel Partner España 1 and 2, IT Sitio España, IT Channel Portugal, Globb Partner España).
Getac, a designer and manufacturer of rugged mobile devices, has unveiled a partnership with the DC/POS BU of Ingram Micro's Specialty Solutions division, to distribute Getac's range of fully rugged tablets to the mobility sector across Western Europe. As a result of the partnership, Getac will gain access to Ingram Micro's network of some 90,000 resellers and benefit from its dedicated specialist teams across Europe, thanks to Ingram's DC/POS offices in Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Israel, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. The partnership will help to meet growing demand for fully rugged devices in mobile markets, such as warehousing, transport and logistics, retail and hospitality, healthcare and field force automation. The partnership will also help to grow Getac’s brand and existing channel community.
Ingram will distribute Getac’s fully rugged tablet range - including the RX10, T800, F110, Z710 and V110 models - all offering 3D antenna for unprecedented connectivity and Lumibond screen technology for visibility in low or bright light conditions, as well as meeting industry standards for rugged devices and security.
Mark Cheetham, EMEA Director DC/POS at Ingram Micro says: "Getac rugged tablets are recognised for their reliability, security and durability and are a valuable addition to our portfolio. Getac takes a hands-on approach to its reseller partnerships, engaging on key sales with both partners and customers alike, leveraging our solutions team and expertise as well as providing speedy delivery."
"Partnering with Ingram Micro and its core specialist resellers expands our channel community and opens up new market opportunities", comments Paul Waddilove, Channel Director EMEA, Getac. "We're excited about the partnership and see this as a first step towards a broader relationship."
Ingram Micro España, división Specialty Solutions
Ingram Micro España, división Specialty Solutions
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Mr Sergio Patiño
Creation year : 2006
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