Exclusive Networks targets Asia-Pacific with WhiteGold Solutions
France-based VAD Exclusive Networks has acquired Australian security, networking and infrastructure VAD WhiteGold Solutions as well as its New Zealand subsidiary. The acquisition is the Group's first outside EMEA and reflects the continuing success of the Exclusive Networks business model, as well as signalling its new long-term strategy to expand operations throughout the Asia-Pacific market. Since 2003, Exclusive Networks Group has pursued a unique approach to growing its value added distribution business, first in Europe, then across EMEA and now on an increasingly global scale. Rather than assimilate geographic presence and corporate bureaucracy, Exclusive Networks has remained genuinely committed to the entrepreneurial and dynamic attributes of the distribution businesses it has acquired. In step with strong organic growth across the organisation, its highly successful, long-running acquisition strategy of identifying "like-minded" distribution businesses and encouraging them to blossom as individual entities, is an essential part of the Group’s plan to reach €1b in global revenues by 2017. A reason for the attractiveness of the Australian market is its disproportionately large ICT market by comparison to other industry sectors, and against similarly sized European economies. "Australia and now New Zealand are among very few of the world's developed economies to have shown growth during the global downturn, and IT is a major sector with IT spending forecast to reach €34b by 2016," explained Olivier Breittmayer, the CEO of Exclusive Networks Group.
Imcopex in 3D with Makerbot
German print supply specialist Imcopex has entered the 3D market with 3D filaments for Makerbot printers.
Citrix appoints Config
Citrix has chosen network and security VAD Config as official distributor for French-speaking Africa. Config will distribute and support all Citrix products through its local offices in Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia, and its French office for Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroun, Central African Republic, Chad, Comores Islands, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Madagascar, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Rwanda, Senegal and Seychelles Islands.
Exclusive Networks Group appoints growth and business transformation ace
France-based network and security VAD Exclusive Networks Group has appointed an international business transformation specialist to shape the evolution of the Group's capabilities in value added services, on a global scale. The appointment of Julien Antoine as Director of Global Operations is the natural latest step in the fast growing Exclusive Networks success story, which has seen the value added distributor expand into over 20 EMEA territories and be on target to reach €1b revenues by 2017. Bringing over ten years consulting experience on major corporate strategies, operations, performance management and supply chain efficiency projects, Julien Antoine is ideally suited to the responsibilities of this new role. Well-renowned for bringing innovative and disruptive technologies to the EMEA marketplace, reseller and vendor partners benefiting from Exclusive Networks' ever-increasing reach stand to gain even more from its focus on improved global operations, supply chain and support capabilities.
Siewert & Kau reshuffles its international team
Germany: broadliner Siewert & Kau has reviewed its international sales organisation. Axel Holst has been promoted to International Business Development Director. He will take in charge the search for meaningful strategic locations, the recruitment of new, relevant staff and the development of local partner networks. To replace him as international sales director, the distributor has decided to promote Freddy Oude Nijhuis, the manager of its young Dutch subsidiary. He will from now on manage and expand the sales team for the markets where Siewert & Kau is currently active.