United Kingdom: broadliner Exertis has decided to build up a new distribution center in Burnley, Lancashire. With a 40000sqm warehouse, two mezzanine floors totalling 6200sqm and office space totalling 4000 sqm, it will be close to its seven existing sites in Basingstoke, Stoke, Altham, Harlow, Raunds and Elland. The relocation will be managed on a "staged basis", as soon as the distribution center is operational, by early 2017. The deal also includes expansion land allowing the premises to be extended a further 18600sqm in the future.
Exertis acquires Computers Unlimited
Irish distribution group Exertis has acquired Mac specialist Computers Unlimited for an initial enterprise value of about €30m. Computers Unlimited currently employs 200 people and operates from offices in France, Spain and the United Kingdom. The Computers Unlimited business model aligns well with Exertis' commercial structure and is an excellent strategic fit, bringing new product categories and specialisms to the Exertis portfolio. Computers Unlimited has a best-of-breed range of products sourced from more than 70 leading manufacturers, including Adobe, Epson, Griffin, Incipio, LocknCharge, Microsoft, Nemetschek, Parrot, Sonos, Wacom, and Western Digital. The portfolio of products also includes Flexson, an in-house developed range of accessories for Sonos, which includes stands and brackets, skins, and other innovative complementary products, all of which are sold globally. The customer bases of the two businesses are highly complementary. Leveraging the expanded market coverage and enhanced product portfolio is expected to provide synergy opportunities in the UK and Europe, and strengthen the platform for further growth. Niall Ennis, Group Managing Director, Exertis, said "We are excited at the prospect of extending the reach of Computers Unlimited to the multiple retail channels that Exertis supports both in France and the United Kingdom. This acquisition also extends the Exertis footprint into the Spanish retail sector, where Computers Unlimited has a growing presence. Likewise, we see significant opportunities to expand the reach of the brands currently working with Computers Unlimited into the Exertis operations in the Nordics (Exertis Captech in both Norway and Sweden) and the Middle East (Exertis Arc Telecom)." Ennis confirmed that everything is very much business as usual and that Computers Unlimited will continue operating under its own distinct brand identity. "The acquisition of Computers Unlimited with its strong track-record of distributing Professional Creative, Apple (iPhone/iPod/iPad/Mac) and Digital Home products is an excellent strategic fit for Exertis and the businesses' combined strengths will create new growth opportunities." James Sanson, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Computers Unlimited said: "Over the last 30 years, I’m so proud of what the fantastic team of past and present people at Computers Unlimited have achieved for us and our brands. Over that time we've launched and built channels for more than 100 brands. The opportunity to combine Computers Unlimited's brand and channel building talents with Exertis' retail, logistics and geographic strengths is very compelling. I'm confident the new combined business can offer a fantastic proposition and strong growth for our current and future brands."
United Kingdom: with growing interest globally in the 3D printing revolution, broadliner Exertis has started the distribution of the Big Builder Dual, a 3D printer manufactured by Netherlands-based Builder 3D. The Big Builder Dual is the only printer in the world that can print two materials or colours through a single extruder nozzle. It is available immediately through Exertis from €3800 inc. VAT. Able to print in plastic and expected to be popular in the business, consumer and education sectors, the Big Builder Dual's entry to the local market will be supported by the 3D print knowledge and expertise of Dynamism Europe. Niels Hunck, Sales Manager, Builder 3D, explains: "Following our successful visit to a UK print trade show, we have chosen to work with Dynamism Europe, for it has extensive knowledge, expertise and understanding of the UK 3D print market." Builder 3D is an experienced, high quality 3D printer manufacturer with full research and development facilities at its head quarters in the Netherlands, where it has the resources to build, test and ensure the quality control of all of its printers, thus delivering the highest product quality for its global clients. As the only company in the world to design in house a printer that can print two materials or colours through a single extruder nozzle, Big Builder Dual has much more capability than any other 3D printer currently on the market.
Exertis restructues its Computing BU
United Kingdom: broadliner Exertis has restructured its Computing BU, enabling the division to better service its ever-growing customer-base. The company took the decision to split the business unit into two clearly defined channels - business-to-business (B2B) and business-to-consumer (B2C); the change ensures that Exertis is better placed to meet and exceed the needs and expectations of its broad spectrum of customers. As a result of the restructure, the B2B team will consist of two Business Managers, Chris Shearer – responsible for Lenovo & Fujitsu products – and Chris Godsalve, focusing on Acer & Toshiba. Further bolstering the team is Tom Pindar, Product Manager for Dell & Asus. The B2C team sees Carl Eagle work alongside Retail Business Development Manager, Luke Asekokhai. Carl will assume the role of B2C Business Manager, working closely with consumer vendors. Other personnel changes have taken place with Andrew Smith moving to the role of Product Specialist South, replacing Sam Wilson who has moved into a role with Visual BU. Steve Blackstock takes on the role of Product Specialist North, replacing Ian Ainsworth who moves into a newly created business development role.
Another distributor for Dell
United Kingdom: after Exertis and Ingram Micro, Dell has completed its coverage of the local market through a long-awaited distributor deal with broadliner Tech Data. The deal seemingly covers Dell's volume products, targetting primarily the local SMB market.
Exertis UK Ltd - IT division
Exertis UK Ltd - IT division
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