Brightstar 20:20 reviews its positions
Following the acquisition of telephony specialist 20:20 by its American competitor Brightstar, the new entity has reviewed its coverage of the EMEA market. Offices have been closed or local salesmen laid off in Hungary, the Netherlands, Poland and Romania. The name 20:20 has been dropped in Scandinavia and Baltics region (Denmark, Finland, Lithuania, Norway and Sweden), in favour of Brightstar. Currently, only offices in Portugal, Spain and the United Kingdom continue to bear the Brightstar 20:20 name.
LG appoints 20:20
Scandinavia: LG has chosen telephony specialist 20:20 Mobile as an official accessory distributor in Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden (source : IT Branschenyt Danmark).
Brightstar to acquire 20:20
Less than one year after having sold to Tech Data its shares in Brightstar Europe, the American telephony specialist is close to come back in Europe, through the acquisition of the British giant 20:20 Mobile. The seller would be the private equity firm Doughty Hanson, which is the biggest shareholder in 20:20 after the acquisition back in 2006 of the shares of John Caudwell. 20:20 is currently present in Denmark, Dubai, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Turkey and the United Kingdom: most countries where Brightstar will be in competition with its former subsidiary.
CEVA and 20:20 Mobile announce strategic partnership in Europe
CEVA Logistics, a supply chain management company, and mobile telephony specialist 20:20 Mobile Group has announced a strategic business partnership. The partnership across Europe (through 20:20 offices in Denmark, Germany, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Turkey and the United Kingdom) will allow both parties to broaden their service portfolio with a true end-to-end offering for telecoms companies. Through the combination of CEVA's logistics expertise in this sector and 20:20 Mobile's value added services and ability to manage product title and risk, the partnership will provide Mobile (Virtual) Network Operators with solutions that enhance the effectiveness of their supply chains. This alliance means telecoms companies can reduce the working capital demands of carrying handset inventory, while retaining control of range planning and purchasing, and can achieve improved levels of customer service through better product availability and more efficient forward logistics and returns processes. CEVA and 20:20 Mobile will jointly provide a range of services including mobile device and accessory inventory management, retail store replenishment, order fulfillment, online sales solutions, recycling programs and product returns management.
A new Danish head for 20:20 Mobile
Denmark : after two years under a Swedish direction, mobile phone specialist 20:20 Mobile has hired Jan Risbjerg as managing director. Jan was previously working for Milcom, until its bankruptcy last year.