Exertis appoints Jamie Brothwell as Print General Manager
United Kingdom: broadliner Exertis is set to further bolster its print and print service portfolio with the appointment of Jamie Brothwell to the role of Print General Manager. Jamie brings a decade's worth of print and distribution experience to Exertis' existing specialist print team, as well as access to contacts he has made in the industry over the years. Jamie will be based at Exertis' Basingstoke HQ. Jamie's ten years in distribution and his two years with Samsung, means he is well qualified to fill the brief required in his new role at Exertis. He will focus on building Exertis' Solutions to offer an unrivalled service-led proposition that unites the strength of Exertis' broad technology portfolio. It spans from printers to server solutions for networking, computing and AV, among others. He will also work to grow the Exertis IT and Exertis Advent business, which together offer high value propositions to the market. An important part of his remit is to build closer ties with Exertis' reseller partners, to understand their needs and what they require from Exertis to help them create an unbeatable print proposition for their end user customers. Jamie will evaluate services that have the potential to complement Exertis' current print hardware offerings, and one of his first activities will be to marry print technologies like scanning and labelling. In order to bring these new solutions and services to market, Jamie will increase headcount and resource on print, to ensure that Exertis maintains its position as the go-to distributor for all print requirements.
Exertis Micro-P and Exertis Gem unite
United Kingdom: broadliner Exertis Micro-P and retail specialist Exertis Gem have combined into one business, and will trade as Exertis (UK) Ltd. The integration of the two successful distribution businesses will create four key product pillars for Exertis UK: IT and Mobile, managed from the Basingstoke, Stoke and Altham Offices, Home, managed from Harlow and Supplies, managed from Elland. This rebrand follows the announcement in October 2013 by DCC that all of its technology distribution businesses would be rebranded under the Exertis banner and with that, came the introduction of the trading names Exertis Micro-P, Exertis Gem, Exertis Advent, Exertis MSE and Exertis Ireland. The new Exertis business employs over 1,170 staff at six locations across the country. A number of infrastructure changes have been made to the business, including the integration of IT and financial systems and the realignment of warehouses, creating total warehouse capacity of 60,000 sqm across the country.
BACtrack keeps health on the fast-track with Exertis Micro-P
United Kingdom: in line with the growing interest individuals are taking in their personal health and fitness levels - as seen in the boom in sales of "wearable tech" devices that monitor body and activity levels - broadliner Exertis Micro-P has started to distribute BACtrack's range of hi-tech blood alcohol content consumption monitoring solutions. BACtrack's products are ideal for retailers that sell i-health or automotive solutions, or even travel-gadget specialists. The clever application software enables users to track their drinking habits and gives them the ability to understand how their body processes their alcohol intake. This information can be used to help users balance their alcohol consumption with either their eating habits, or exercise regime. It enables them to enjoy alcohol responsibly while alerting them to over-consumption that's likely to negatively impact their fitness levels, diet or health. With the ongoing issue of people driving whilst still unknowingly under the influence on the day after the night before, BACtrack gives them the opportunity to check that they are within the prescribed drink-drive limits before they venture out on to the road. Additionally, in France, drivers are required to carry breathalysers with them, making BACtrack a high-value product line for travel-gadget specialists or stores within ferry terminals or the Eurotunnel to France.
Exertis to expand presence in Europe through acquisition of CapTech Distribution
Sweden: Irish group Exertis has signed an agreement to further expand its European footprint with the acquisition of broadliner CapTech Distribution. The completion of the transaction - set to be spread over three years - is conditional upon competition clearance from the Swedish Competition Authority. Following Exertis' strategy since the beginning of the year, Captech Distribution ought to be renamed soon after Exertis Captech. Exertis has a strategy to continue to expand its geographic footprint and offer its suppliers an even greater route-to-market and access to market leading services. CapTech is one of Sweden's leading technology distribution businesses, and has a particularly strong market position in IT hardware and AV systems. Daniel Johnsson, CapTech Managing Director, commented: "We are very much looking forward to working with Exertis to further expand our service offering to customers and suppliers and believe our partnership with Exertis will enable the next phase of growth for our business, including an expansion of the business in the wider Nordic/Scandinavian region." Captech becomes the second subsidiary of Exertis in the country, beside gaming specialist Ztorm, which was acquired in 2012 by Exertis subsidiary Exertis Gem.
Exertis Micro-P extends Logitech distribution agreement to Include its Business Solution offerings
United Kingdom: broadliner Exertis Micro-P has extended its existing distribution agreement with Logitech. Under the agreement, Exertis Micro-P will now offer its reseller partners Logitech business solutions that scale from small, medium, large to enterprise-grade capabilities. This announcement builds on the success Exertis has enjoyed to date distributing Logitech solutions through retail. Exertis Micro-P will now provide its reseller partners with access to a range of Logitech pointing devices and keyboards in order to address everyday productivity needs around the desktop or notebook. It will also make available its tablet accessories to help its reseller partners respond effectively to the BYOD trend, as well as a whole host of UC products, ranging from webcams, headsets, speakerphones and peripherals to optimise the end-user experience in UC applications.