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ArcServe expands in the Nordics

Backup editor ArcServe has reinforced its presence in Scandinavia with the appointment of two new distributors, network, security and storage VAD SEC Datacom (for Denmark, Norway and Sweden) and broadliner ALSO (for Estonia, Finland/a>, Latvia and Lithuania).

Lenovo gets (IT) Smart Distribution

Romania: Chinese PC vendor Lenovo has appointed broadliner IT Smart Distribution as official distributor for its Think PCs, notebooks, workstations and servers.

Megatrade prints with Ricoh

Russian broadliner Megatrade has inked a distribution partnership with Ricoh, for its Office Automation, Production Print and IT Distribution Channel products. Beside Russia, the partnership also covers Azerbaijan, Georgia and Ukraine (although the efficiency of a deal covering Ukraine from Russia is currently doubtful, because of the war between the two countries).

Esprinet opens its first cash-and-carry

Spain: broadliner Esprinet has decided to open its first Esprivillage cash-and-carry in the country, in Alcobendas, in Madrid's northern suburb. In Italy, Esprinet already owns 17 cash-and-carries, and has seeming decided to duplicate its model in Spain. The Alcobendos reseller-dedicated shop has a 700sqm exhibition space, and 4000 available part numbers. It will cover the 1500 resellers in the central region of the country. No specific plans about an expansion in other parts of the country have been yet unveiled, although some Esprivillage in Sevilla, Barcelona and Bilbao would be plausible.

Tobias Nagel leaves ALSO

Germany: Tobias Nagel, who was the head of the digital signage BU of broadliner ALSO, has left the distributor to join software editor Online Software AG as director of business consulting.

Edslan in partnership with Aasset Security

Italy: network and security VAD Edslan has inked a partnership with physical security specialist Aasset Security, to distribute Grundig and SkillEye IP security products.

Sidev signs with Leba

France: AV VAD Sidev has inked a distribution partnership with Danish mobile classroom vendor Leba.

ABC Data gets a new VP

Poland: broadliner ABC Data has hired Andrezj Kuźniak, the former head of GPS firm Tomtom in the country, as Vice President in charge of sales.

Brocade appoints Avnet

Turkey: Brocade has appointed multispecialist Avnet as official distributor for its IP networking products.

Avnet hires a new product manager

Czech Republic: multispecialist Avnet has hired David Tuček as new product manager in charger of IBM storage products.

TD Maverick in 3D with RealFiction

Swedish holographic video display vendor RealFiction has inked a pan-European distribution partnership with AV specialist TD Maverick. The division of broadliner Tech Data will push its full Dreamoc offer in Europe through its offices in Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom.

Staten appoints Netgear

Russia: network vendor Netgear has added broadliner Staten as official distributor for its complete portfolio.

Xerox chooses Penta

Turkey: Xerox has appointed broadliner Penta as official distributor for its A4 and A3 laser printers and multifunctions.

eD’system prints with Brother

Czech Republic: after six months as a sub-distributor, printer vendor Brother has granted broadliner eD'system with full distributorship rights.

PXS in partnership with Tactus

United Kingdom: software and consumer electronics specialist PXS Distribution has expanded its offer with Tactus cases for smartphones and tablets.

Another country for the SolutionsPath programme

After France, Germany and the United Kingdom, multispecialist Avnet launches officially its SolutionsPath enablement program in Italy. Using the same methodology than in the three other countries, five declinations of the SolutionsPath programme has been initially launched: VirtualPath, MobilityPath, StoragePath, CloudReady and HealthPath.

Logitech chooses Tech Data

Poland: broadliner Tech Data has inked a distribution partnership with Logitech, for its small peripherals, audio, gaming and mobility accessories.

Brunner leaves Alltron

Switzerland: Tom Brunner, the CEO of broadliner Alltron, has unexpectedly decided to leave the company. It is yet unknown whether he will be replaced of not, depending on the decision of the members of the board of Competec group.

Tech Data invests in gaming

Spain: in a bid to help its resellers choose more efficiently their gaming offer, broadliner Tech Data has developed a gaming minisite, which includes and describes its complete gaming-related portfolio, whether PCs (Acer, ASUS, MSI, etc.), PC components and peripherals (AOC, Intel, Kingston, Nvidia, etc.) or classic videogames (Namco Bandai, Sega, Ubisoft or Warner among others).

Two new brands for Connect Data

France: network and telecom VAD Connect Data has added two new vendors to its portfolio, Italian Witech and its cloud-based hotspot management and monetization solution Cloud4Wi and wireless gateway vendor Sub10 Systems.