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Nedis acquires Nemo and Amarina

France : the French subsidiary of Dutch cabling and accessories specialist Nedis has acquired for an undisclosed amount its French competitor Nemo and its own brand Amarina. This is for Nemo the best way to grow internationally and be better considered by major retailers, which are its main clients. Both names and brands will be kept for time being, Raphaël Panozzo being the new manager of Nantes office while his colleague Thierry Guérin will keep in charge the Paris office. Yvon Billy, the manager of Nemo, will stay in the company until 2010 and his retirement. The new entity employs nearly 70 people (28 for Nemo and 40 for Nedis) and reaches a turnover of about €23m in 2008 (€1.04m for Amarina, €9.90m for Nemo and €11.84m for Nedis).

Epson alliance drives printer range

South Africa : Epson SA has partnered with JustPoS Technologies, a specialist importer and distributor of touchscreen-based systems for the South African hospitality sector. The agreement will see JustPoS serving as an Epson Express Centre, and stocking the entire range of Epson point-of-sale (POS) products aimed at the hospitality industry (source : ITWeb South Africa).

Milestone to distribute Kensington

India : game and software specialist Milestone Interactive Group has tied up with Kensington for the distribution of its entire range of products in the country. The distributor will make available the entire range of Kensington’s products. The products can be classified in five categories: Power IT, Connect IT, Control IT, Play IT and Carry IT. Power IT includes a range of universal notebook power adapters and accessories. Connect IT includes multi-view monitor adapters, docking solutions, and USB hubs. Control IT includes a mouse range, presentation controllers, keyboards, and trackballs. Play IT includes accessories for iPods, iPhones, MP3 players, and mobile phones and Carry IT includes a range of notebook carry cases and travel bags (source : Computer Reseller News India).

Microsoft server for Ecom

Germany : PC component specialist Ecom has expanded its Microsoft offering with Server products from the Redmond firm. Therefore, it enables its resellers to build up ready-to-use servers built-up around Microsoft technologies (source : IT-Business Deutschland).

20:20 to sell UMU security kit

United Kingdom : telephony distributor 20:20 Mobile signs exclusive deal to sell UMU Mobile security products to its dealer base. First will be covered, then (maybe, if successful) the other EU countries where the distributor have offices (Denmark, France, Ireland, Norway, Spain and Sweden) (source : Mobile News United Kingdom).

Piet Zwaan gets on his own

Netherlands : former Logix and Distrilogie sales manager Piet Zwaan has finally decided to create his own distribution company, named Fallbrook Informatics. His first vendor is productivity tool editor Mindjet (source : ChannelWorld Nederland).

Realtech enters Poland

Poland : German editor Realtech, which is specialized in management and ERP tools, has signed an exclusive distribution partnership with VAD ed&r (source : Computer Reseller News Polska).

Esprinet distributes DViCO

Italy : broadliner Esprinet has signed a distribution partnership with Realtek, DViCO importer in the country, to distribute these products through its reseller network.

CCS Agresso goes two-tier with GTI

Spain : usually working directly, finance editor CCS Agresso has decided to target smaller users by signing a distribution partnership with broadliner GTI, which will distribute its products through a reseller network which aims to reach 50 companies in the whole country (source : Channel Partner España).

OCS heals the Web

Russia : broadliner OCS has expanded its catalog with Doctor Wen antispyware and antivirus (source : Computer Reseller News Rossiya).

Computerlinks Middle East plots expansion into Africa

Middle East/Africa : the Middle East operation of Computerlinks is in the process of opening a subsidiary in South Africa as part of broader plans to expand its geographic footprint. The security distributor, which works with vendors such as Blue Coat, Kaspersky and RSA, intends to begin trading from a Johannesburg-based office within summer. It also has plans to open in Cape Town later down the line and is setting up an office in Hong-Kong (source : ITP Middle East).

DMSL branches out with Opal deal

United Kingdom : voice distributor DMSL has diversified from its roots as a BT house by signing an agreement with Opal. The partnership, which comes just 10 days after Opal parent TalkTalk’s buyout of Tiscali UK, gives DMSL access to Opal’s premium broadband services, related voice offerings and web space product (source : Computer Reseller News United Kingdom).

Kobian names Salora as National Distributor

India : Kobian has appointed Salora International as its national distributor for its Mercury motherboards and casings (source : Channel Times India).

Azlan virtualizes with Vizioncore

Germany : network and security VAD Azlan has signed a partnership with Quest to distribute its Vizioncore line of virtualization tools (source : Channel Insider Deutschland).

Two new brands for 20:20

France : telephony specialist 20:20 Mobile has unveiled on Medpi two new distribution partnerships, with Acer and Sonim (source : Channel BP France).

More e92 for Celestix

Netherlands : after a 3-year partnership with VAD e92plus in the United Kingdom, security vendor Celestix has expanded its partnership to continental Europe, through e92plus office in the Netherlands (source : ChannelWorld Nederland).

Diskus checks LTO with MPTapes

Poland : supply specialist Diskus has added MPTape’s Veritape, a tool dedicated to check the quality of LTO cartridges (source : Computer Reseller News Polska).

A Parrot for AudioGamma

Italy : audio specialist AudioGamma has added the wireless two-speaker set Zikmu from Parrot to its catalog (source : BitCity Italia).

A sixth distributor for HP Procurve

Spain : HP has decided to add VA broadliner Diasa to its distribution network, already counting Anixter, Aryan, Esprinet, Ingram Micro y Tech Data (source : Channel Insider España).

Balesio enters Russia

Russia : Swiss editor Balesio, known among others for its FILEminimizer Office tool, has reached a distribution partnership with software specialist CPS which will distribute its products as electronic download in the country (source : CRN Rossiya).