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Exertis prints growth drives specialist resource investment

United Kingdom: broadliner Exertis has increased its investment in specialist print and channel support resource following a period of consistent growth. New roles see Exertis recruit a Ricoh specialist for the first time, an OKI specialist, three print dedicated field-based channel account managers, and two new business managers to oversee the office automation (OA) and commercial sectors.

Jamie Brothwell, Exertis' print general manager commented "the print business has grown significantly year-on-year on all scores and for us to continue to support our customers it is the right time to invest in the specialist and channel support teams. Customers can now directly benefit from our more in-depth knowledge of vendor technologies, increased face-to-face touch points, and accelerated insight into opportunities such as office automation."

Sam Halstead (Ricoh) and Emily Davy (OKI) are vendor market and technical trained and equipped to advise and support Exertis customers with their specific print needs. The three field-based channel team recruits will directly support resellers with their general print business and in areas of bespoke delivery services, pre-delivery inspections and vendor technologies such as Samsung OA, Oki Executive Series and Lexmark BSD. The sector business managers for OA and commercial will provide market insight, support and education across all vendors Exertis supply so resellers and the Exertis sales teams have ready access to up-to-the-minute product, promotion and market opportunity information.

Exertis sole distributor for Samsung's "Game Changing" interactive E-Board displays

United Kingdom: broadliner Exertis has been appointed as Samsung's exclusive distribution partner for their innovative interactive large format displays. The agreement sees Exertis and Samsung partner in a major initiative to grow the corporate and education markets, and Exertis spearhead a dedicated UK wide demonstration team.

Ian Neale, Exertis' business manager for visual products, stated "Samsung’s interactive large format display is a real game-changer. It's a complete, PC free, 'out-of-the-box' interactive solution that requires no extra hardware or cables, allows full on-screen wireless collaboration and opens up a world of new possibilities in the corporate market for more efficient and productive meetings. This is a key opportunity for reseller partners to gain an advantage in the rapidly growing corporate and public sector markets, whilst not forgetting the considerable replacement interactive whiteboard opportunity in education."

The product transforms meetings by allowing attendees to browse the web, show documents, share ideas and collaborate through a 'large touchscreen' experience, and all straight out of the box without the need for any extra PCs or cables. Samsung's new MagicIWB S2 interactive content management software enables on-screen browsing, hand-gesture screen manipulation, Microsoft Office application editing, finger or pen stylus control and content sharing on iOS, Windows, Android, Mac and Chrome devices. Up to four Windows devices can, via Airscreen technology, wirelessly connect to, and be controlled from, the interactive board, to share documents, content and screens with the room, where presenters can control connected devices on-screen to annotate, comment and save. Plus, a pre-installed, quad-core Android player delivers a truly intuitive 'large touchscreen' experience and touch screen browser access to external content. The range comprises three models (165cm, 190cm and 208cm) all delivering fast, high definition, crisp, clear and colour rich presentation, and are available for reseller and end-customers nationwide to experience via the Exertis nationwide demonstration programme. Interested resellers should contact their Exertis account manager for details.

Exertis to offer cost-effective, feature rich VC solution for SMEs

United Kingdom: broadliner Exertis has started the distribution of Yealink's innovative VC series designed specifically for the SME market. The Yealink VC range of products are an exciting opportunity for resellers to offer a truly cost effective, enterprise-grade video conferencing solution without high costs or advanced technical expertise. Built to the highest standards with some of the best features available, Yealink offers ease-of-use, plug and play video solutions that are affordable and very profitable for the channel.

Michael Thompson, Exertis UC business manager said "Yealink delivers a friendly UI with easy-to-use buttons allowing almost all operations to be carried out in just three simple steps. This means that even small businesses with no specialised IT staff will find the Yealink VC series easy to use. Auto deployment, USB recording, no licenses and no update costs are designed to make installation and operation pain free for both the reseller and end user alike."

Yealink's advanced HD video technologies deliver realistic face-to-face communications for all conference participants. These include an 18x optical zoom HD camera and a 360-degree omnidirectional pickup microphone - well suited to the SMB sized meeting and board rooms. A built-in powerful MCU allows 1080p video between four sites, plus 1080p content sharing. Exertis will be offering the VC400 solution, VC120 end point, VC110 end point, VC Desktop Client and T49G video phone. Resellers can take advantage of free certified training, a partner programme and if required on-site technical and sales support from a Yealink VC product specialist.

Ryan McSweeny, Yealink video conferencing product specialist said "Exertis' breadth of resellers in the SME space, coupled with their expertise in the unified communications market is the perfect combination to promote the Yealink VC range. The attractive price and quality of our products ensure that end customers are making a hassle free investment that not only pays for itself very quickly but enriches collaboration and increases business efficiency."

Exertis extends PC, laptop and smartphone range with Medion

United Kingdom: broadliner Exertis has extended its PC, laptop and smartphone range to include products from Medion. According to Exertis, the high performance Erazer gaming range – offers fantastic gaming laptops and high-end gaming desktop PCs – built with the latest technology and software from Intel, Microsoft and Nvidia. Medion also offers an extensive range of Android smartphones – which come in a number of different specifications based on 3G and 4G technology with Dual-SIM capabilities on most phones, 10cm to 15cm displays, front and rear cameras, memory from 8GB to 32GB and RAM sizes from 1GB to 3GB.

"Medion is an ideal range for retailers wishing to extend their product offerings for consumers, gamers and professional users. Erazer is well known by gaming enthusiasts and the smartphones offer well spec'd devices at reasonable prices. I am sure our customers will welcome the choice that Medion offers", said Mark Reynolds, head of commercial at Exertis.

Medion products come with a standard 1 year warranty which is supported by an experienced customer service team based at Medion's UK customer contact centre in Swindon. Andrew Thresher, managing director for Medion UK said: "We are very excited to partner with Exertis. The expertise of Exertis will be beneficial for high street and online retail customers and UK consumers. Medion's Erazer, desktop PC, laptop and smartphone product portfolios provide an extensive range of great quality technology at affordable prices."

Exertis appointed Fractal Design distributor

United Kingdom: broadliner Exertis has been appointed by stylish, high-end computer components manufacturer Fractal Design as a distributor for their range of gaming enthusiast PC cases, PSUs, and cooling options. The appointment of Exertis, recently awarded Components Distributor of the Year by PC Retail, extends Fractal Design's presence in the channel through Exertis' extensive system integration customer base as well as the multiple and independent retail and etail segments.

Stuart Hatch, Exertis general manager for components commented "Exertis has the UK's broadest portfolio for the PC enthusiast and gamer and the addition of Fractal Design is a perfect high-end complement to our growing range of PC chassis and accessories. We look forward to working with Fractal Design to broaden the customer base for their unique Scandinavian blend of cool style and cool operation." Exertis will be distributing the full range of Fractal Design cases: the award-winning DEFINE series with a silent, minimalist, understated design, the "less is more" emphasis of the CORE series; the flexible, high-design NODE series; and the ARC series mini and midi towers.

Graham Dark, Regional Manager Western Europe & South Africa from Fractal Design: "Exertis is the premier distributor for PC components and gaming in the UK and we are delighted to be able to partner with them to bring our high-performance cases to a wider UK market. Fractal Design's range of products are the pinnacle of design and performance and we partner with companies of a similar ethos. Exertis really adds to our presence in the retail, etail and SI markets."


Exertis UK Ltd - IT division

Exertis UK Ltd - IT division
Chineham Business Park - Chineham
RG24 8EH Basingstoke
United Kingdom
Phone : +44 (0)1256 707 070
Fax : +44 (0)1256 707 505
Website :
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General manager : Mr Gerry O'Keefe (*** ****** ********* ** **)
General manager : Mrs Sarah Potter (*** ****** ********* ** **)
General manager : Mr Jamie Brothwell (*** ****** ********* ** *****)
General manager : Mr Gareth Bray (*** ****** ********* ** *)
General manager : Mrs Caroline Hope (*** ****** ********* ** ***)
General manager : Mr Ian Aitken (*** ****** ********* ** )
General manager : Mr Paul Bryan (*** ****** ********* ** )
Sales director : Mr Phil Brown (*** ****** ********* ** )
Sales director : Mr Mark Reynolds (*** ****** ********* ** ***)
Sales director : Mr Jon Atherton (*** ****** ********* ** **)
Marketing director : Mrs Fiona Graham (*** ****** ********* ** **)
Marketing director : Mrs Nerissa Tong (*** ****** ********* ** **)
Sales manager : Mr Adam Carson (*** ****** ********* ** *)
Sales manager : Mr Jason Birt (*** ****** ********* ** )
Sales manager : Mr Mark Weaver (*** ****** ********* ** *)
Division director or manager : Mr Carl Eagle (*** ****** ********* ** )
Division director or manager : Mr Ian Ainsworth (*** ****** ********* ** ***)
Division director or manager : Mr Ian Neale (*** ****** ********* **)
Division director or manager : Mr Simon Barnard (*** ****** ********* ** ***)
Division director or manager : Mr Mike Buley (*** ****** ********* ** )
Purchase director or manager : Mr Mark Kahr (*** ****** ********* **)
Human resources manager : Mr Nick Foster (*** ****** ********* ** *)
Market manager : Mr Jordan Deemer (*** ****** ********* ** ***)
Market manager : Mrs Sarah Bamford (*** ****** ********* ** ***)
Market manager : Mr Chris Godsalve (*** ****** ********* ** ****)
Market manager : Mrs Clare Spindler (*** ****** ********* ** ****)
Market manager : Mr Colin McFarlane (*** ****** ********* ** *****)
Market manager : Mr Luke Asekokhai (*** ****** ********* ** ****)
Market manager : Mr Jose Alvite (*** ****** ********* ** *)
Market manager : Mr Chris Shearer (*** ****** ********* ** ***)
Department manager : Mr Jordan Hobday (*** ****** ********* ** ***)


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