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News from ALSO, Brodos, Comm-Tec, Datastore, DexxIT, Ecom, Michael Telecom, Notebooksbilliger, Vivanco and Wentronic

DACH: Stefan Klingmair, who was Corporate VP Central Europe for Swiss distribution group ALSO, has left the company. He is not replaced and his tasks are taken over by CEO Gustavo Möller-Hergt. German AV specialist Comm-Tec has hired Samuel Haider as business manager for Western Austria. Samuel was previously working for BenQ, lately as display business manager. He works with Klemens Hinterberger, the sales manager for Austria. In Germany, telephony specialist Brodos has added insurance services from Wertgarantie to its portfolio1. Consumer electronics specialist DexxIT has inked a distribution deal with smart charger vendor Nonda2. PC component and peripheral specialist Ecom has been appointed official distributor by Gigabyte for its full motherboard offer. Telephony and telecom specialist Michael Telecom has started the distribution of discount mobile phone access provider Klarmobil.de3. Notebook broker Notebookbilliger has appointed Oliver Ahrens from Acer as its new CEO. Accessory and cabling specialist Wentronic has added UBtech smart robotics to its catalog. In Switzerland, broadliner ALSO has added Kramer digital signage solutions to its display catalog. Storage VAD Datastore has inked a distribution deal with Enterprise Open Source editor SuSE. Finally, accessory specialist Vivanco has added Titan display wall brackets to its offer (source: Telecom Handel 1, 2 and 3, E&W Österreich, CRN Deutschland, Channel Observer Deutschland, IT Reseller Schweiz, IT Market Schweiz, Inside Channels Schweiz).

New employees for Powerdata and Vivanco, and another brand for ALSO

Switzerland: consumer electronics specialist Powerdata has promoted Audrey Marty to Country Director, Switzerland. Audrey has spent almost 2 years at PowerData to successfully develop major customers. She will be from now on the main contact for all sales related purposes, and therefore, will have the full responsibility of the sales team in Switzerland. Before joining PowerData, Audrey had positions with several large companies in the CE and sport industry such as Canon, Logitech and STMI, where she has successfully reached her targets. Its competitor Vivanco has hired Philippe Papaux as New Customers Manager1. Philippe was previously working for Hama Technics as National Key Account Manager. Finally, broadliner ALSO has been chosen by I-Tec as exclusive distributor for its lines of USB accessories and peripherals2 (source: IT Reseller Schweiz 1 and 2).

New heads for Vivanco

Switzerland: CFO Jérôme Jutzeler becomes the new sales director of accessory distributor and vendor Vivanco, while its colleague Véronique Breiner takes over the purchase department.

Vivanco takes over Guntlin

Switzerland : accessory specialist Vivanco has acquired Guntlin Elektronik, which is specialized in AV accessories and furnitures for an undisclosed amount.

Vivanco gets an interest in the Mac

Accessories vendor and distributor Vivanco has inked a pan-european distribution partnership with iPod, iPhone and Mac accessories vendor Macally, whose products it will distribute through its offices in Austria, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Switzerland and United Kingdom and other European countries through local partners.


Vivanco Suisse AG

Vivanco Suisse AG
Alte Landstraße 15
CH-8804 Au
Phone : +41 (0)44 782 68 00
Fax : +41 (0)44 782 68 10
Website :
E-mail :


General manager : Mr Markus Reize
CFO : Mr Jérôme Jutzeler
Sales director : Mr Jérôme Jutzeler
Purchase director or manager : Mrs Véronique Breiner


Creation year : 1978
RCS/Handelsregisternummer/registro delle imprese : CH-020.3.915.385-1
VAT number : CHE107925460
Annual turnover
2011 : 6,66 M€
2010 : 6,60 M€
Indirect turnover : 100%
National/regional/export split : 100/0/0
Specialist : Accessories, peripherals, telephony (analog, ISDN, mobile)
Main brands : Covertec, Jabra, Laplink, Shure, Vivanco
Clients : Apple Premium Resellers, associations, central purchasing companies, dealers, department stores, distributors, e-commerce, hypermarkets, mail-order resellers, multispecialists, outlets, phone shops, semi-distributors, service providers, specialized resellers, specialized retailers, superstores, traders, VAR
Employees : 11 people