British network and security VAD Distology has appointed industry veteran Kees van Kempen to lead its first overseas expansion, with the opening of a new office in Eindhoven, serving the Benelux countries. Distology work with some of the most important suppliers in the security and cloud market to enable them and our network of proactive partners to better serve their customers.
"A presence in the Benelux and a larger footprint in Europe has always been a goal for Distology", explains Hayley Roberts, CEO of Distology. "The opening of the Eindhoven office and the appointment of our Benelux MD Kees van Kempen strengthens our ability to serve suppliers in the region and also provides a springboard to Europe for some of our current suppliers. We want to expand the added value we have built up in the UK with next generation services for our suppliers and partners."
"In the Netherlands, Distology has started with a compact and focused supplier portfolio. Our flagship product is Okta, which has been recognised by Gartner as the leading supplier in the field of IAM management (identity and access management)", says Kees van Kempen, Managing Director of Distology Netherlands BV.
Because Distology has been working with Okta in the Netherlands for almost a year, the demand from suppliers to Distology to expand into the Benelux was a logical first step in Europe: "we will offer the same quality technical pre- and post-sales support as our successful team in the UK offers to their current resellers. We are pleased to announce more distribution contracts with leading suppliers in the coming months", says Van Kempen.