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Epos now available from Exertis

United Kingdom: broadliner Exertis has unveiled a distribution agreement with Epos Now, a UK based company that provides an affordable, award winning, cloud based EPOS system for businesses of all sizes particularly in the retail and hospitality markets. The solution is compatible with Windows, Android and Apple and also offers additional features including integrated inventory and customer management, and retail accounting. Simon Woodman, Exertis mobile director, said: "Epos Now is already in use by more than 36,000 businesses. Its feature rich system can be used with existing hardware or as a standalone solution with touchscreen terminals and it supports a wide range of supports over 150 third party applications via their award-winning App Store, meaning a business can tailor and scale their own solution to support their bespoke needs. Simple to use, secure and expandable, its remarkable, low cost adds to its appeal. We are delighted to be able to offer this product which we believe will be of considerable interest to our customers that sell into the retail and hospitality markets."

Epos Now offers two bespoke systems one for retail and the other for hospitality. The retail option which is suitable for a range of outlets (shops, boutiques, cash and carry, and the motor trade), provides features relevant to that market including web and on-line integration, barcoding and stock management, invoice creation and printing, and a customer loyalty application. The hospitality option which is perfect for bars, restaurants, cafes, hotels, gyms and spas includes online ordering and booking, customisable table plan, multiple printer support, loyalty system, cover reporting and split billing. "Epos Now has raised the bar for buying ePOS solutions online. We have focussed on building an out-the-box ePOS solution that supports all merchant needs across retail and hospitality sectors - meaning for the first time in the market, we can offer complete hardware and software bundles that reach end users through distribution channels. Our exciting relationship with Exertis means we can reach even more merchants, as well as offering traditional retail/e-tail businesses the ability to extend their range into the ever-evolving market of ePOS. Why should end users have to go to specialist companies and potentially pay over the odds when it's possible to buy direct from their known retail & e-tail channels? The system can be up and running in 30 minutes to allow a merchant to start trading seamlessly. Additionally, Epos Now's award winning Welcome and Setup programme and 24/7 support is made available to customers who buy via distribution channels too. We will be here to support you throughout the process", says Edward Johnson, Epos Now global business development director. Epos Now is rated the world's number one EPOS system with a high customer rating and exceptional support with training and engineers available throughout the United Kingdom.

Appointments at Exertis and Spicers

United Kingdom: broadliner Exertis has appointed Rik Hubbard as Commercial and Services Director for its mobile division, reporting to Simon Woodman, Exertis Mobile' Director. In his new role, Rik will be working with the sales and purchasing teams to maximise performance of the division's vendors across the consumer and business to business areas. He will also be responsible for building on the opportunity to launch a range of device focused services from trade-in, repair and refurbishment to finance and service contracts, following the recent announcement of the acquisition of the MTR Group. On its part, office supply specialist Spicers has appointed two new Marketing Account Managers who will be tasked with working directly with Spicers, supporting dealers to help drive their sales growth. The newly appointed Marketing Account Managers, Annie Dempsey and Lee Diggens, join an existing team of 30 office-based marketers. They will focus on spending time face-to-face with dealers to help them grow. This will include visiting Alliance Dealers at their premises and hosting regular marketing sessions for Brilliant Partners at each of Spicers' Regional Distribution Centres (source: Channel Info United Kingdom).

Exertis in the Frame for Samsung TV

United Kingdom: broadliner Exertis has inked an agreement with Samsung to market The Frame 55” Art Mode Ultra HD certified TV exclusively to B2B customers. Innovative The Frame is a new concept that when on is a TV, and when off it enhances a living space by displaying pictures from a built-in gallery of professionally curated art with over 100 pictures from 10 different genres including landscapes, action, architecture, still life, patterns, wild life and urban abstract. The Frame was developed in collaboration with Swiss designer Yves Behar and has an "Art Mode" which is seamlessly activated when the TV is not in use and can be activated when it detects movement in the room via a motion sensor. It utilises an near-invisible, transparent connection cable that pairs with the One Connect box, includes a no-gap wall mount, that sits the panel flat against the wall, and a choice of accessory Frame Bezel surrounds including walnut, beige and white that attach magnetically to the screen so that the Frame resembles real hanging art and blends seamlessly into the room. Customers can subscribe to an ever-increasing library of established and emerging artists or upload and display their own photos. Light sensors can adjust the image on the screen to optimum levels so that it blends in with the surroundings and pictures can even be updated, and changed using the Smart View mobile companion app through Wi-Fi for added convenience and interactivity.

Caroline Hope, Exertis consumer general manager, said: "we are delighted to be able to offer this innovative TV that has all the standard smart TV features and the premium picture quality that users expect from a Samsung television, yet creates a realistic illusion of a picture when not in use. Besides the free art gallery, users can add to images with a low cost monthly subscription or by making a one-off purchase. The Smart Frame will appeal to the design conscious consumer and other vertical markets like boutique style hotels."

Samsung's Art Store has a growing library of more than 300 pieces of established and emerging artists, curated by several international organizations, galleries and museums, including Artspace, LUMAS, Magnum Photos, Saatchi Art and Sedition. Users can change the image as frequently as they wish, saving photos and designs in their "My Collection" folder, which has 2GB of storage. The Frame also comes with the renowned fantastic Ultra HD certified picture quality we expect from Samsung.

Exertis acquires MTR Group

United Kingdom: broadliner Exertis has acquired MTR Group, a service and solutions provider specialising in 2nd generation lifecycle extension of mobile, wearable and tablet devices. MTR employs 60 staff at its bespoke high-tech refurbishment facility in Harlow, Essex. It generated sales of €13.22 million for the twelve months ended 30 November 2016 and has seen significant and sustained year on year growth since its incorporation in 2011 by founders and co-owners Steve Healy and Andy Payne. The strong relationship that MTR has with Samsung will enable Exertis to deepen its business entanglement with this key strategic brand as well as providing the opportunity to leverage MTR’s refurbishment and reverse logistics capabilities, and jointly expand these services to a wider range of potential partners.

Gerry O'Keeffe, Exertis UK & Ireland managing director, said: "MTR has enjoyed considerable success in providing refurbishment capabilities in the mobile and tablet device market. The recent impressive growth in revenue and profitability is a testament to the reputation that it has earned in the channel, borne out of years of refurbishment experience, a sophisticated IT infrastructure and also continued investment in its impressive high-tech and scalable refurbishment facility. We are very excited to add this success story to the Exertis family and are looking forward to continued growth and providing further added value for our suppliers and customers."

Steve Healy, MTR, managing director, said: "as Exertis and MTR's core values are so well aligned, this acquisition made complete sense. The benefits and opportunities of this exciting new chapter will extend to our existing and new customers and vendors alike, further enhancing the range of services and products offered. By leveraging the complementary strengths of both companies, we can only add to what is already an exciting proposition for the relationships currently held. We look forward to working with the Exertis management teams and building on the success of both companies."

Andy Payne, MTR sales director, added: "we're extremely excited about the journey and opportunities that lie ahead. MTR has already established itself as a market leader with its refurbishment and supply capabilities along with reverse and life cycle management solutions. Coupled with Exertis' OEM and Network relationships, this acquisition will make for a formidable force within the mobile/recycling sector."

News from Entatech, Exertis, Sahara and VIP

United Kingdom: Jason Tsai, the director of bankrupt broadliner Entatech, has been handed an 18-month prison sentence for breaching a passport order and hiding assets from HMRC during the liquidation of the distributor.

Broadliner Exertis has snapped up a real coo of a distribution deal. The company has agreed a deal with Intel to distribute the US tech giant's processors, SSD, Optane memory and NUC products1. The deal includes the distribution of Intel's Core X-series processor family including the new Intel Core i9 processor brand and, in the future, the Intel Core i9 Extreme Edition – the first desktop CPU with 18 cores and 36 threads of power.

AV specialist Sahara AV Distribution has started to distribute the Matrox range of graphics cards and AV over IP products to resellers and integrators across the country. "The addition of Matrox Graphics, and their award-winning graphics cards, and AV over IP systems to our technical and digital signage portfolio gives our customers complete solutions with the great service you expect from Sahara", says Carl Harper, product manager at Sahara.

Finally, broadliner VIP has unveiled a partnership with Taiwan manufacturer Cooler Master2. As one of the world's leading computer case, cooling, gaming and power manufacturers, Cooler Master has an outstanding record in releasing innovative products that truly advance the consumer PC industry. This focus and commitment to innovation, believes VIP UK, perfectly complements the distributor's strategy to be the "gaming destination of choice" (source: CRN United Kingdom, PCR United Kingdom 1 and 2, inAVate United Kingdom).


Exertis UK Ltd - IT division

Exertis UK Ltd - IT division
Chineham Business Park - Chineham
RG24 8EH Basingstoke
United Kingdom
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Creation year : 1980
Company registration number : 01511931
VAT number : GB 864 4387 91
Annual turnover
2015 : 2 421,75 M€
2014 : 2 097,92 M€
2013 : 1 576,95 M€
2012 : 1 032,96 M€
2011 : 733,51 M€
Active resellers : 9000
Indirect turnover : 100%
National/regional/export split : 98/0/2
Export : Ireland
Main brands : Acer, Fujitsu Technology Solutions, Netgear, Samsung, Western Digital
Clients : Associations, central purchasing companies, corporate resellers, dealers, department stores, e-commerce, hypermarkets, IT consulting and service providers, mail-order resellers, multispecialists, outlets, semi-distributors, service providers, specialized resellers, specialized retailers, superstores, systems integrators, VAR
Employees : 1050 people