United Kingdom: broadliner Exertis has started the distribution of Samsung's office automation (OA) products including its flagship, enterprise class MultiXpress 7 (MX7) A3 colour multi-function printer (MFP) range. With this appointment, Exertis provides the complete B2B product range from Samsung which includes A3 and A4 printers, displays, tablets, professional AV, mobiles and unified comms products.
Jamie Brothwell, Exertis Print General Manager said "this is not only a significant milestone for Exertis print in adding OA products to our portfolio but also for our resellers who can now benefit from a one-stop solution to the complete range of best in class Samsung B2B products. The value of a 'Connected Workplace', which supports the connection of these different devices, improves productivity and efficiency for business. Exertis is proud to partner with Samsung in bringing this proposition to reality through our award winning distribution and value-add services."
The recently launched Samsung MX7 MFP range is specifically designed to meet the needs of enterprises and SMBs with a requirement for smarter, scalable, more productive print devices. It boasts fast print speeds, is the only A3 MFP powered by a Quadcore CPU and has an industry leading dual scan speed of up to 240ipm, the equivalent of four pages per second. The Android interface functions like a tablet and provides familiarity and ease-of-use to the "smart-generation" user, and cloud connectivity provides access to documents for edit and print when not in the office.
Exertis will extend its full range of value-add services such as pre-delivery inspection, bespoke configuration and installs to benefit the office automation and copier channel.
Mark Ash, Head of Print at Samsung, commented "the high print volume market demands speed, reliability and scalability and we are delighted to team our innovation in product design with Exertis' innovation in first-class distribution and value added services to bring new standards of performance and service to the market. UK resellers now have a very compelling proposition for their customers to further realise our joint vision of a more productive and connected workplace."
United Kingdom: broadliner Exertis has been authorised by Huawei as Certified Services Partner (CSP), marking the next phase of its successful relationship with the vendor. The Huawei CSP programme enables Exertis to deliver certified, vendor backed services through the entire sales cycle providing a full range of pre-sales, network design, installation and maintenance services on behalf of resellers. Exertis becomes the only distributor to be able to offer both networking products and authorised services to resellers.
Ian Gilbey, Exertis Services Director said: "Exertis is delighted to be expanding its partnership with Huawei. With CSP accreditation, our resellers will gain significant commercial advantage in deploying Huawei networking products through Exertis, benefiting from our award winning range of services and supported by Huawei's Co-Care model. This proposition is unique in the market and will provide our customers with a value-added service that will also enable them to add more margin to their business."
CSP is provided by Huawei to certify and measure the service capabilities of channel partners. Certification is stringent requiring multiple staff trained to Huawei Certified Network Associate (HCNA), Huawei Certified Network Professional (HCNP) and Huawei Certified Internetworking Expert (HCIE) levels, the provision of a 24x7 technical assistance centre, four hour response SLAs and in-field technicians. The HCNA, HCNP and HCIE validates the knowledge and skills required to construct, optimise and manage enterprise networks for large, medium and small businesses using Huawei routing and switching devices. As a CSP, Exertis will also benefit from Huawei's Co-Care model which provides an additional maintenance service to complement Exertis VAD Solutions own branded support services: Exertis Maintain and Exertis Manage.
Kevin Wildman, Huawei Enterprise Channel Service Director said "By becoming a CSP, Exertis has shown its commitment to delivering first class services to its resellers. With Huawei's support in the enterprise business market a CSP can build and enhance its own service brand, improve customer satisfaction, stand out in the market and become an industry leader."
Exertis VAD Professional Services (EPS) is committed to providing partners with channel-focused services designed to enhance and strengthen their own company’s technical knowledge and expertise. Exertis Maintain provides a range of service level support options and Exertis Manage offers a number of managed service modules, all available as white label options for resellers to add services with minimum outlay. Exertis was recently awarded CRN Services distributor of the year 2015.
Broadliner Exertis has appointed of Richard Hinds as Group Finance Director for Exertis in Ireland and the United Kingdom. In this role, Richard will assume overall control and responsibility of the company's accounting function, help develop the company's annual operating budgets and lead the financial teams in the Exertis group. He will join the Exertis board reporting to Gerry O'Keeffe, Exertis Managing Director, Ireland and the United Kingdom.
"Richard joins Exertis at an exciting period for the company as we embark on implementing our growth strategy for 2016 and beyond. His knowledge of our business ethos, having come from within the DCC group, will be invaluable and his considerable experience and ability will help us to drive the financial performance of Exertis", commented O'Keeffe.
Hinds joins from Flogas, an LPG sales and distribution company which is part of the DCC group, where he spent the last three years as the Finance Director. Prior to that, he worked at Speedy Hire in a variety of senior finance and operational roles, having previously spent four years serving in the Army.
"I am delighted to be joining Exertis at this time. The company has ambitious plans for continued growth, demonstrated by its excellent performance in the last few years and its acquisition strategy. I am excited by the challenge ahead and the opportunities to be part of the leading technology distributor in Ireland and the United Kingdom", said Hinds.
United Kingdom: after having lost its marketing director Adam Sweeney to its competitor Data Select and some time ago its manager Richard Wills to broadliner Westcoast, broadliner Ingram Micro has promoted Matt Bromwell as the new director of its Ingram Micro Mobility division. The same week, POS specialist Maxatec has inked a distribution deal with AIDC vendor Cipherlab and the mobility division of broadliner Exertis has signed MVNO FreedomPop as part of its plan to bundle SIMs with handsets for the first time. FreedomPop SIMs provide 200 minutes, 200 texts and 200MB of data for free every month, while customers can purchase addition bundles, including roaming packages through the FreedomPop app. Finally, James Vickerage, the son of Ian Vickerage, President of Imago Scansource for Europe, has been promoted to Vice President for Ireland and the United Kingdom of the distributor (source: Mobile Today and Mobile News).
United Kingdom: broadliner Exertis has added of Corsair's PC Chassis range to its inventory following a highly successful few years with Corsair's other product sets.
Corsair Carbide series PC cases combine the latest technology and ergonomic innovations, lots of room to build and expand and amazing cooling potential. With great looks, smart design and durable construction, they are easy to expand, easy to cool and easy to maintain, enabling the PC gamer to build high performance systems with massive storage, extra graphics performance and superior cooling and ventilation. The Corsair Carbide range will be available in December including three new models exclusive to Exertis.
Stuart Hatch, GM of Components at Exertis said, "I am very pleased to introduce the PC chassis range from Corsair to our resellers. Our aim is to widen the reseller base for Corsair, and grow the UK market. This partnership extension is a key step in our mission to partner with game-changing brands, and to continually strengthen our product portfolio."
Commenting on the news, Michael Buchannan, Director of Sales, Benelux and UK said, "Exertis has been instrumental in our growth over the past two years. With an extensive range of complementary brands and products, Exertis was the obvious choice to help drive additional growth. I am confident they will strengthen our existing distribution line-up to bring new levels of success to our range of performance cases."
The Exertis Components line-up includes Asus, Gigabyte, MSI, OCZ, PNY, Samsung, Sapphire, Seagate, Toshiba, WD, and many more market-leading brands.
Exertis UK Ltd - IT division
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