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Notebooks theft at Ingram

Belgium : broadliner Ingram Micro has warned channel that it was the victim of an important notebook theft during the week-end of May, 23rd. Robbed products are HP Pavillion/6830S C2D and Sony Vaio notebooks. No precise number of stolen notebooks has been precised, although it is believed it is huge. The products will certainly reappear later on alternative distribution channels. Reseller can get the serial numbers of the stolen notebooks on info@ingrammicro.be. If any receives a product which is identified as stolen, he/she can contact Ingram legal department. Ingram reminds everybody that any reseller who would be aware of stolen products and not warn Ingram may be prosecuted for concealment (source : IT Reseller Belgique).

Forti carries PC with Targus

Italy : mobility specialist Forti Group has added Targus carry cases as well as its mobility accessories to its offer (source : 01Net Italia).

Istego gets exclusive with Vantec

Germany : memory and storage specialist Istego has secured an exclusive partnership with Vantec to distribute its USB external cases.

Two new brands for Vinzeo

Spain : broadliner Vinzeo Informática has added Garmin GPS and Apple PC, notebook and MP3 players to its offer (source : Dealer World España and again).

CDE hand in hand with BeeWi

France : memory and storage specialist CDE has replaced Com One Bluetooth products with BeeWi offer. Beewi builds wireless/Bluetooth products, among which adapters, a mouse, an iPod streamer, an headphone and a hand-free car kit

Copaco on the road with Tomtom

Netherlands : broadliner Copaco has signed a distribution partnership with GPS vendor Tomtom. It becomes the third Tomtom distributor in the country, beside Ingram Micro and mobility specialist MCC (source : Computer Reseller News Nederland).

Impakt plays with Madcatz

Poland : cabling and accessories specialist Impakt has started the distribution of Madcatz gaming accessories in the country (source : Computer Reseller News Polska).

HP signs on Avnet

India : HP India has roped in Avnet Technology Solutions to distribute its server and storage range. Avnet will distribute HP’s complete server and storage range including industry standard servers, business critical servers and storage solutions but will not distribute PC products from the vendor (source : Computer Reseller News India).

Prim’X crosses the Channel

United Kingdom : French encryption specialist Prim’X has expanded its distribution network by signing a partnership with British editor and distributor OpenSeas.

IRT Projects goes to the Cape

South Africa : IRT Projects, a premier distributor for Molex Premise Networks, has opened its first branch office in Cape Town. This branch will be headed by Daryl Agulhas, who has a wealth of experience in the structured cabling environment, and is also well known in the Western Cape market.

A POS/AIDC division for Tech Data

Spain : in front of its competitor Ingram success in POS/AIDC field with its dedicated businesses, broadliner Tech Data has decided to open its own POS-dedicated business unit. This initiative is yet a first for Tech Data in Europe, but may be followed by other such BU in other countries, or even, in case of success, may even lead to acquisitions. Currently, this division works around products from Datalogic Scanning, Honeywell–Metrologic, Zebra Technologies, TSC Printers, Epson Pos Printers, Brother, Fargo Card Printers and Chip Drive (source : Channel Insider España).

Fortinet gets Exclusive in Africa

Network and security VAD Exclusive Networks, based in Morocco, has officialized its distribution partnership with Fortinet, which FortiGate et FortiMail UTM it will distribute exclusively in French-speaking Africa.

Acer puts all its brands in Tech Data’s basket

Spain : Acer has chosen broadliner Tech Data as official distributor in the country, for its Packard Bell retail products (PC, notebooks and external hard drives mainly).

An Exclusive Double-Take

France : Exclusive Network’s storage-dedicated BU Exclusive Storage is expanding again, after a signature with data protection and replication vendor Double-Take Software.

Esys takes pictures with Fujifilm

India : Japanese digital picture camera vendor Fujifilm has chosen broadliner Esys as its official distributor in the country (source : ChannelTimes India).

Nedis hires from Creative

Netherlands : cabling and accessories specialist Nedis has hired Bob Bernaerts as new commercial director. Bob has done most of his carrier at Creative Labs, lately as country manager. Creative is currently meeting very difficult times and has closed most of its offices in Europe (source : Digitailing Nederland).

Some software for Optimus

Middle East : VAD Optimus Technology and Telecommunications has signed a distribution agreement with ERP and CRM editor Aplicor. As per the agreement, Optimus will promote, market, distribute, implement and support Aplicor’s award-winning ERP and CRM application through its strong channel network of resellers and systems integrators across Asia and the Middle East region.

A new vendor for CPI

Germany : server and PC component VAD CPI has added MSI server motherboards and barebones to its offer.

Paolo Quacci back in Italy

Italy : Paolo Quacci, who was previously working for Esprinet, lately as manager of Esprinet in Spain, has seemingly got wary of this country and decided to come back to Italy. He has been appointed Sales Director Small and Medium Business by broadliner Tech Data. Among its duties, will be to officially open Brightstar business in the country (source : Channel Insider Italia).

ETC gets smartly interactive

France : broadliner ETC has signed a partnership with Smart Technologie, to distribute its interactive whiteboards through its reseller network.