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News from ADN, ALSO, Avnet, Ebertlang, Infinigate and Komsa

DACH: security and storage VAD ADN has been chosen by Quantum as an official distributor for the whole region, thanks to ADN offices in Austria, Germany and Switzerland. In the last country, broadliner ALSO has expanded its network offer with Netgear consumer and corporate products1. Marcus Adä has decided to leave Avnet, following the acquisition of the infrastructure VAD by Tech Data. German software specialist Ebertlang has added Evault backup solutions from Carbonite to its catalog. The partnership covers the whole DACH region. Network and security VAD Infinigate has unveiled several new distribution deals in the region, with CensortNet2 (for Austria, Germany and Switzerland), Imperva3 (again for Austria, Germany and Switzerland) and Macmon (in both Austria and Switzerland only). Finally, in Germany, telephony specialist Komsa has expanded its portfolio with the Knox B2B mobile security solution from Samsung (source: Inside Channels Schweiz, IT Reseller Schweiz 1, 2 and 3, Channel Observer Deutschland, IT Markt Schweiz, CRN Deutschland and Telecom Handel Deutschland).

ALSO expands cloud marketplace platform reach with Bezeq International

Broadliner ALSO and Israeli cloud provider Bezeq International have signed a strategic partnership to expand a wide range of Software as a Service and Infrastructure as a Service cloud services to SMB and Enterprise customers in Israel. Both companies are joining forces to make the ALSO Cloud Marketplace Platform as a Service (PaaS) available to Bezeq International's Channel partners. ALSO is enabling Bezeq International to expand a wide range of Software as a Service (SaaS) and Infrastructure as a Service to their customers, as well as a broad catalogue of managed services and connectivity services. Accelerated by the Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider program (CSP), the platform leverages new, vertical focused offerings for Channel partners.

"We continue to expand our partnerships in new regions, providing us with more opportunities for growth. Bezeq International joins a group of strong partnerships we have earlier announced in the UK and Ireland, Southern Europe, Southeast Asia, the Middle-East and South America. By adding new regions to the platform, the entire network of partners grows stronger, creating value for the entire group", said Gustavo Möller-Hergt, CEO of ALSO Holding AG.

"Bezeq International has been a pioneer of cloud services in Israel, with a strong track record of successful expansion in this new business area. Our first source of success is our focus on customer experience, where we have been recognized as a top-tier player in our market. Our strong partnerships with leading vendors and service providers such as Microsoft and Rackspace represent a second source of success. For the ALSO Cloud Marketplace, both key areas are present and we are very much looking forward to working together", said Eyal Zafrir, VP Business Sector & Business Development of Bezeq International.

Earlier in March 2017, ALSO announced a strategic partnership with Intcomex to make the ALSO Cloud Marketplace available to over 50,000 Channel partners in South America and the Caribbean. In October 2016, ALSO agreed on a strategic partnership with Innovix Distribution to make the ALSO Cloud Marketplace available to 5,500 of Innovix's Channel partners starting in Singapore, Malaysia and Hong Kong, with plans to expand further in the region. Earlier in June of the same year, ALSO signed a strategic partnership with Logicom to provide the marketplace platform to more than 10,000 Logicom partners in 13 countries in Southern Europe and the Middle East, with plans to expand further in the region. In December 2015, ALSO and Westcoast agreed on a strategic cooperation to bring the ALSO Cloud Marketplace platform to Westcoast customers in the UK and Ireland.

More vendors for ALSO and Arrow ECS

Switzerland: broadliner ALSO has expanded its datacenter offer with Quantum storage solutions. Infrastructure VAD Arrow ECS has inked two new vendors, IQSol (IT security solutions from Austria) and Splunk (real-time Operational Intelligence platform). The Splunk deal is just the local embodiment of an EMEA deal signed back in 2015 (source: IT Reseller Schweiz and Inside Channels Schweiz).

New brands for ALSO and Komsa, and more business for Siewert & Kau and Tarox

DACH: Swiss broadliner ALSO has expanded its value offer with Netapp storage solutions. In Germany, telephony specialist Komsa has started the distribution of SP Titanium screen protector solutions from Wow Innovation. Broadliner Siewert & Kau has opened up a VAD division, managed by Thorsten Daniels1. Server vendor and broadliner Tarox has launched its Tarox Security Alliance, a security-specialized reseller network served by a dedicated team managed by Patrick Andreas2 (source: IT Markt Schweiz, Telecom Handel Deutschland, CRN Deutschland 1 and 2).

ALSO launches WePrintSmarter

Broadliner ALSO has launched WePrintSmarter, a new online print marketplace to help resellers. The first service to be offered on the platform will be SmartSupplies, a fully automated print supplies re-ordering service. The system aims to give resellers a continuous flow of orders without customers having to manually re-book or know the required part numbers. ALSO CEO Gustavo Möller-Hergt said: "with this initiative ALSO is further growing its extensive services portfolio. The innovative WePrintSmarter services have a modular build-up, helping more and more resellers and vendors to optimise the management of their customers' printing needs." WePrintSmarter is available in Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden and Switzerland.


ALSO Schweiz AG

ALSO Schweiz AG
Meiershofstraße 5
CH-6032 Emmen
Phone : +41 (0)41 266 11 11
Fax : +41 (0)41 266 19 46
Website :
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CH-1020 Renens
Phone : +41 (0)21 637 47 37


CEO : Mr Thomas Weissmann (*** ****** ********* ** *)
Chairman of the Executive Board : Mr Gustavo Möller-Hergt (*** ****** ********* ** ***** )
General manager : Mr Harald Wojnowski (*** ****** ********* ** *)
General manager : Mr Tom Brunner (*** ****** *********)
Deputy Executive Officer : Mr Rolf Werder (*** ****** *********)
CFO : Mr Daniel Aeberhard (*** ****** ********* ** *)
Marketing director : Mrs Susanne Marty (*** ****** ********* *)
Logistics director : Mr Urs von Ins (*** ****** ********)
Division director or manager : Mr Susanne Marty (*** ****** ********* *)
Division director or manager : Mr Urs von Ins (*** ****** ********)
Division director or manager : Mr Erich Steiner (*** ****** ********* *)
Division director or manager : Mr Erich Steiner (*** ****** ********* *)
Division director or manager : Mr Daniel Stäheli (*** ****** ********* ** )
Human resources manager : Mrs Claudine Theiler Niklaus (*** ****** ********* ** *)
Communication director or manager : Mrs Evelyne Ekdahl (*** ****** ********* **)
Product manager : Mr Ivan Legnini (*** ****** ********* )
Market manager : Mr Fabrizio Raffa (*** ****** ********* **)


Creation year : 1989
RCS/Handelsregisternummer/registro delle imprese : CH-
VAT number : CHE106008242
Annual turnover
2012 : 774,01 M€
2011 : 759,77 M€
2010 : 721,30 M€
2009 : 637,09 M€
2008 : 725,27 M€
Active resellers : 2700
Indirect turnover : 100%
Export : Liechtenstein
Main brands : HP Inc., IBM, LG, Microsoft, ZyXEL
Clients : Apple Premium Resellers, associations, central purchasing companies, corporate resellers, dealers, department stores, e-commerce, hypermarkets, mail-order resellers, multispecialists, outlets, semi-distributors, specialized resellers, specialized retailers, superstores, systems integrators, VAR
Employees : 360 people


Value added services
Eco-recycling, secure data erasure