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Meshed and TIM sign new vendors, while Siewert & Kau and Studerus bet on value

DACH: AutoID specialist Meshed Systems has assumed distribution of CAEN RFID portfolio in Germany. Meshed Systems is a distributor specializing in RFID components by award-winning technical support. "We are extremely pleased with this new cooperation. CAEN offers a wide range of RFID UHF products with a perfect match to our existing product portfolio. Especially Handheld, Desktop and Fixed UHF Readers with extended features like WIFI and GSM will strengthen our market presence and offer our wide range of customers now another new opportunity for innovative solutions in the RFID area", says Michael E. Wernle, CEO of Meshed Systems. "With Meshed Systems we gain a new partner with long term experience in RFID and benefit from the strong position in the German market", commented David Pallassini, Sales Manager of CAEN. "We are pleased to address with Meshed Systems an important market in Europe in the field of retail, logistics, health care and transportation." Flash storage vendor Pure Storage has dropped its distributor Abo-Storage to replace it with its competitor TIM, which is already a Pure Storage distributor in Germany. In a few days, both German broadliner Siewert & Kau and Swiss network specialist Studerus have announced plans to expand on the value business. Siewert & Kau has built up a dedicated BU, managed by Thorsten Daniels, while Studerus, which is the historical distributor for ZyXEL in the country, has decided to separate its ZyXEL business in a dedicated structure named ZyXEL Switzerland. This will allow the Studerus structure to focus solely on the value distribution of other brands (ACTi, Mitel, snom and Yealink) (source: IT Business Deutschland, IT-Reseller Schweiz, Inside Channels Schweiz).

Lenovo appoints TIM

Chinese vendor Lenovo has expanded with its data center offer (servers, storage, networking) the portfolio of storage VAD TIM. The partnership covers the whole DACH region, through TIM offices in Germany and Switzerland. In addition to sales, TIM will focus on the training of system integrators, channel development, project development and support. "We are pleased to offer the Lenovo portfolio to our partners. Through this cooperation, we add a major end-to-end vendor to our offer. Our common strategy is to expand the data center channel business in the DACH region", says Joerg Eilenstein, COO, TIM AG.

GTDC adds new members headquartered in Germany and Latvia

The Global Technology Distribution Council has added broadliner ELKO Group and storage VAD TIM as its newest members in the EMEA region, plus the appointment of WestconGroup CEO Dolph Westerbos to the organization's Executive Committee. The moves further bolster the GTDC's position as the world's leading IT distribution organization. GTDC members drive more than $130 billion in annual worldwide sales of products, services and solutions through dynamic business channels.

Broadliner ELKO, a Riga, Latvia-based distributor, operates in Estonia, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia and Ukraine, while selling and supporting a wide range of systems, software, desktop and mobile solutions/tablets, and consumer and multimedia products, as well as providing related solutions and services. Founded in 1993, ELKO is owned by several private equity groups and was added to the Nasdaq Baltic Bond List in March 2016. The company reported sales of €1.14B in 2015.

TIM, headquartered in Wiesbaden, Germany, is a VAD founded in 1985 with sharp focus on comprehensive data center solutions. The privately-held company, which also operates in Austria and Switzerland, serves system integrator partners as its primary customer base and has driven continuous growth over the past two decades.

TIM goes South

Switzerland: German storage VAD TIM has opened its first foreign subsidiary, in Baar. TIM Storage Solution AG will be managed by Martin Fink, the former manager of the Huawei Enterprise Division by the service provider Infoniqa. The distributor will initially focus on Overland, Quantum, Qlogic and Symantec solutions, even if it wishes to carry the same portfolio than in Germany.


TIM Storage Solutions AG

TIM Storage Solutions AG
Oberneuhofstraße 3
CH-6340 Baar
Phone : +41 (0)41 766 63 30
Website :
E-mail :


General manager : Mr Martin Fink


Creation year : 2013
RCS/Handelsregisternummer/registro delle imprese : CH-
VAT number : CHE147010733
Indirect turnover : 100%
Export : Liechtenstein
VAD : Storage
Main brands : Overland-Tandberg, Pure Storage, QLogic, Quantum, Veritas Technologies
Clients : Associations, consultants, corporate resellers, dealers, service providers, specialized resellers, systems integrators, VAR
Employees : 7 people