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New owner for SOS Developers

SOS Developers, which was previously owned by english Dabs, has been sold to swiss Bechtle. The company has offices in Belgium, France and Spain.

Alstor fights viruses with F-Secure

Poland : some months after adding Secure Computing to its offer, Alstor completes its security portfolio with F-Secure antivirus and antispyware (source : Computer Reseller News Polska).

New marketing director for ACAL Storage Networking

France : Aline Rodrigues replaces Hannah Grausse as marketing director for storage VAD ACAL Storage Networking.

Altys stops Mitsumi and MAG

France : regional semi-distributor Altys Computer has stopped the distribution of Mitsumi diskette drives and MAG LCG monitors.

ScanSource va non Tropos

ScanSource Europe, which has offices in Belgium, France, Germany, Netherlands and United Kingdom, has expanded its networking offer with Tropos Networks (routers and optimization products).

New product manager for Wilk

Poland : Wilk Elektronik has hired Justyna Kauder as new product manager for Aeneon line of products Computer Reseller News Polska.

New team for Modul Burotic

France : Gilles Boyer has been named sales manager and Gaël Bérard has been replaced by Philippe Sergent as technical manager of storage specialist Modul Burotic.

Logix rationalizes its french presence

France : in a move to optimize its presence on french territory, Logix has closed its offices in Fort de France and Bétheny (near Reims) and has opened a new one in Heillecourt, near Nancy, to better cover the eastern part of the country.

Yamo loves apples

Poland : considering the success of Apple products, Yamo has decided to open its offer to some of the products of Cupertino company, more precisely Nano and Shuffle iPod as well as Macbook notebooks (source : Computer Reseller News Polska).

Garmin buys its french distributor

France : not being directly present on a market with a 3-digit growth, GPS vendor Garmin has decided to buy its french distributor, EME TecSat, to make it its french subsidiary (source : ITR News).

New sales manager for ASPlenium

France : Frank Tilliole replaces Jacques Assant as commercial director for ASPlenium, the managed services company of Logix Group.

Banque Magnétique about to be bought

France : it’s now an open secret that Banque Magnétique is on sale, as its owner, british Fayrewood, wants to leave IT distribution for low margins. The company has already sold its spanish subsidiary UMD to italian giant Esprinet, which is merging it with MemorySet, its other local subsidiary, to build one of the main spanish distributors. And according to all professionals experts with the file, the italian is about to do the same thing in France. So Fayrewood would then be left with only one IT distribution subsidiary, british Interface Solutions. If sold (it would certainly be so), bets are open on the name of the future buyer…

New managing director for Access Distribution

France : Céline Camboulive, who was previously sales director, replaces Eric Peyrard as managing director for VAD Access Distribution.

New general manager for Actebis

France : Laurent Mitais replaces Stéphane Méjean as managing director for Actebis.

Esprinet continues Xerox

Italy : while its SMARTer program ought to simplify its distribution channel by limiting it to 3 paneuropean partners (Ingram Micro, Scribona and Tech Data), Xerox could not go through local situations. Especially, taking its program to the letter, it initially thought to dump Esprinet from its official network. That was forgetting that Esprinet is, by far, the biggest local distributor. So the printing company has finally decided to change its mind and officially ink a distribution agreement with the giant italian distributor, both there and in Spain (source : Top Trade Informatica Italia).

Veracomp draws with Wacom

Poland : Veracomp expands its offer with Wacom drawing tablets (source : Computer Reseller News Polska).

Athena Global Services archives files with Lucion

France : Athena Global Services expands its offer with FileNet, the file archiving tool from Lucion Technologies.

New technical director for Copymix

France : Alain Pichot replaces Christian Le Coz as new technical director for Copymix.

Another corean vendor for UMD

Spain : some months after adding LG monitors to its offer, it is now Hyundai’s turn to enter UMD’s catalog (source : Dealer World España).

Siewert und Kau extends its Philips partnership

Siewert und Kau, which is present in France, Germany and Spain, expands its distribution agreement with Philips from monitors to storage, peripherals and speakers (source : ChannelPartner Deutschland).