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Commaxx distributes Dell and ALSO pushes Commvault and Kaspersky Lab
2016-06-23

Scandinavia: an historical Wyse distributor, VAD Commaxx has extended its distribution partnership with Dell to its full Enterprise portfolio, including storage, security and infrastructure products. Commaxx will distribute Dell products in the region, through its offices in Denmark, Norway and Sweden. On its side, broadliner ALSO has been appointed official distributor by data protection editor Commvault and security editor Kaspersky Lab as official distributor in the region, thanks to its offices in Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden.

ALSO releases Private Catalogue and Partner Branding in the Cloud Marketplace
2016-06-22

ALSO Group strengthens attractiveness of its Cloud Platform by revealing Private Catalogue and Partner Branding as new ground breaking features, available in Austria, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Slovenia, Sweden and Switzerland from now on.

"ALSO Cloud Marketplace is growing with one new customer joining every hour of the day, 24/7. We continue our commitment to our customers in developing the ALSO Cloud Marketplace continuously to further enable their cloud business", said Aleksi Partanen, Senior Vice President Digital Services of ALSO Holding AG.

Private Catalogue enables ALSO customers to publish and manage their own services inside the ALSO Cloud Marketplace. This makes it easier for customers to build bundles, upsell and cross-sell beyond the services available in the ALSO Cloud Marketplace. Partner Branding enables ALSO customers to apply their individual company branding and image to their view of ALSO Cloud Marketplace. ALSO customers get the opportunity to grant their end-customers access to an environment with a familiar look. ALSO releases Private Catalogue and Partner Branding at no extra costs for new and existing customers.

ALSO opens up its 14th European market
2016-05-03

Slovenia: German broadliner ALSOstrengthens its presence in Eastern Europe by forming a subsidiary in Slovenia. ALSO Slovenija d.o.o., the Ljubljana-based office, will focus on Digital Services distribution, launching the ALSO Cloud Marketplace, the one-stop-shop solution for ALSO customers. "With more than 125,000 seats sold in the Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) Program we are one of the major indirect partners for Microsoft in our European markets already today. In Slovenia, we see enormous growth potential", said Gustavo Möller-Hergt, CEO of ALSO.

ALSO is the first indirect partner in the Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) program in Slovenia, opening up attractive opportunities for ALSO resellers to package different solutions with Microsoft cloud services through the ALSO Cloud Marketplace.

Besides Slovenia, ALSO is active in 13 European countries: Austria, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Sweden and Switzerland. ALSO is the market leader in eight markets, among others in the core market Germany.

ALSO signs with NGM
2016-04-06

Italian smartphone vendor NGM (Next Generation Mobile) has inked a pan-European exclusive distribution partnership with broadliner ALSO. NGM smartphones are from now on available through ALSO offices in Austria, Belux, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Sweden and Switzerland.

New association founded to promote value of regional EMEA technology channels, and adoption of new technology
2016-03-10

A new association announced that champions the benefits of working with regional EMEA technology channels and promotes new technology in business and society is being founded by four of the largest technology distributors in Europe: ALSO (Austria, Belux, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Sweden and Switzerland), Esprinet (Italy, Portugal and Spain), Exertis (Belgium, France, Ireland, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, United Arab Emirates and United Kingdom) and Westcoast (Ireland and the United Kingdom).

The new association is called The Technology Channels Alliance. While its primary objective is to ensure that technology vendors understand and make full use of the benefits of working with channels that understand their local circumstances across EMEA, the association will also be enablers and advocates of new technology to ensure these channels are educated and optimised to deliver on the promises new technology makes. At the same time, the association will have a social charter and will be setting aside a portion of its member dues to establish a charitable foundation with a mission to get technology to those without the means to acquire it, and enable a wider population to benefit from today's technology.

"I feel it's time to give something back," commented Joe Hemani, CEO of Westcoast. "Technology sales channels today are very good at getting products and services out to those who can afford to pay; what we want to do is give those without the means an opportunity to acquire technology that can change and better their lives."

Membership in the new association is open to technology distributors, large resellers and retailers whose head office is registered in a European country. Niall Ennis, CEO of Exertis said: "Regional players are a hugely important part of the technology channel in EMEA, and provide a focus and range of services tailored to each of the countries in which they operate. This new association seeks to promote the benefit to technology vendors of this focused approach and to provide a forum to identify opportunities to grow the addressable market for technology products."

"As well as being advocates and enablers of what technology can do for users, members of our new association bring special value to our customers because we are local, so we speak the language and do business in the language of our customers," commented Gustavo Moeller-Hergt, CEO of ALSO.

The association is also keen to get information out to customers that will help them keep abreast of the rapidly-changing technology landscape. "We have an ambition to create what we call a 'chain of knowledge' all the way from vendors through the channel to end users," said Alessandro Cattani, CEO of Esprinet. "Amongst other things, we will be publishing several case studies a year that will highlight issues of common interest in the region."

 

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ALSO Finland Oy
Tarvonsalmenkatu 17
B-talo - 4.krs
FIN-02600 Espoo
Finland
Phone : +358 (0)3 213 6100
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E-mail : info@also.fi

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FIN-33960 Pirkkala
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CEO : Mrs Mervi Airaksinen (*** ****** ********* ** *)
Deputy Executive Officer : Mr Tommi Leppänen (*** ****** ********* **)
CFO : Mr Hans-Mikael Helenius (*** ****** ********* ** *****)
Division director or manager : Mr Anti Kuiv (*** ****** *******)
Human resources manager : Mrs Tuija Rekola (*** ****** ********* )

Information

Creation year : 1995
Y-Tunnus : 0998639-8
VAT number : FI09986398
Annual turnover
2014 : 416,30 M€
2013 : 417,51 M€
2012 : 554,87 M€
2011 : 604,60 M€
2010 : 636,79 M€
Indirect turnover : 100%
National/regional/export split : 100/0/0
Broadliner
Main brands : Canon, HP Inc., Lenovo, Microsoft, Samsung
Clients : Assemblers (20%), dealers (10%), e-commerce (20%), outlets (10%), semi-distributors (10%), specialized retailers (20%), VAR (10%)
Employees : 202 people

Services

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Financial services
30-day payment, advance payment, bank garanty, cash, cash on delivery, cash with order, cash with trade discount, cheque, credit card, term of payment, transfer of debts