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More business for ALSO, Boll, DexxIT and Nuvias
2017-10-25

DACH: in Switzerland, broadliner ALSO has been appointed as an official distributor by video-conferencing service provider Videonor1. Network and security VAD Boll Engineering has hired Silvia Fonollosa as an export specialist2. She will help Boll's resellers with export-related issues such as certificates, tariffs, licenses, etc. In Germany, retail specialist DexxIT has started the distribution of 3M privacy filters. In Austria, network and security VAD Nuvias has opened a training center in its Wien premises. It will provide training on Riverbed and Watchguard products, to start with (source: IT Reseller Schweiz 1 and 2, Business Partner Deutschland, Channel Observer Deutschland).

News from ALSO, Brodos, Comm-Tec, Datastore, DexxIT, Ecom, Michael Telecom, Notebooksbilliger, Vivanco and Wentronic
2017-09-04

DACH: Stefan Klingmair, who was Corporate VP Central Europe for Swiss distribution group ALSO, has left the company. He is not replaced and his tasks are taken over by CEO Gustavo Möller-Hergt. German AV specialist Comm-Tec has hired Samuel Haider as business manager for Western Austria. Samuel was previously working for BenQ, lately as display business manager. He works with Klemens Hinterberger, the sales manager for Austria. In Germany, telephony specialist Brodos has added insurance services from Wertgarantie to its portfolio1. Consumer electronics specialist DexxIT has inked a distribution deal with smart charger vendor Nonda2. PC component and peripheral specialist Ecom has been appointed official distributor by Gigabyte for its full motherboard offer. Telephony and telecom specialist Michael Telecom has started the distribution of discount mobile phone access provider Klarmobil.de3. Notebook broker Notebookbilliger has appointed Oliver Ahrens from Acer as its new CEO. Accessory and cabling specialist Wentronic has added UBtech smart robotics to its catalog. In Switzerland, broadliner ALSO has added Kramer digital signage solutions to its display catalog. Storage VAD Datastore has inked a distribution deal with Enterprise Open Source editor SuSE. Finally, accessory specialist Vivanco has added Titan display wall brackets to its offer (source: Telecom Handel 1, 2 and 3, E&W Österreich, CRN Deutschland, Channel Observer Deutschland, IT Reseller Schweiz, IT Market Schweiz, Inside Channels Schweiz).

Lancom appoints Datastore
2017-08-25

Switzerland: storage VAD Datastore and network vendor Lancom have inked a distribution deal. Datastore will focus on the hardware security solutions of the vendor. It becomes the sixth distributor of Lancom in the country, beside incumbent AFcom, ALSO, Heiniger Kabel, Ingram Micro and Swizzconnexx (source: IT Markt Schweiz).

A new owner for ActionIT, more vendors for ALSO, Arrow ECS, Brodos and Wentronic and investments for Ebertlang
2017-08-17

DACH: German bankrupt PC component specialist ActionIT has been acquired by Swiss security, storage and video specialist Littlebit for an undisclosed amount. The management of ActionIT (Jochen Bless and Gernot Sonnek, Mark Scherer not being mentionned by Littlebit in its press release) keep the realms of the company. Littlebit keeps also all 27 remaining employees and the vendors of the distributor, and will merge its logistics with those of it German subsidiary.

Broadliner ALSO has added Storagecraft data security solutions to its portfolio in Germany, and Samsung smartphones to its telephony offer in Switzerland. Infrastructure VAD Arrow ECS has been appointed official distributor by virtualization editor Veeam in Germany. German telephony specialist Brodos has started the distribution of STK smartphones in the country. On Medpi, accessory and cabling specialist Wentronic has unveiled the distribution of Goobay and Cabstone (accessories and connectivity products).

Finally, software specialist Ebertlang has received equity funds from private equity house Beyond Capital Partners. The distribution plans to use these funds, whose details have not been disclosed, to fuel geographic expansion and M&A activity outside of the DACH region. Co-CEOs Steffen Ebert and Volker Lang will remain shareholders in the company. "With the support of our new shareholder we want to bring the success story of our company to the next level. We will enter new market segments with a broader range of solutions for German-speaking retailers… We also plan to expand our geographic reach", said Steffen Ebert, co-CEO of Ebertlang (source: ChannelPartner Deutschland, IT Business Deutschland, Telecom Handel Deutschland, IT Reseller Schweiz).

ALSO creates new business segment for Consumptional Business
2017-08-14

Broadliner ALSO has merged several areas into a new business segment called "Consumptional Business". This business segment (IT as a Service) encompasses offerings related to Platform- (PaaS), Infrastructure- (IaaS), Software-Services (SaaS) as well as Device-as-a-service (DaaS). The foundations for this approach were laid at the Microsoft World Partner Conference in Toronto in 2012 and since then, the offering has been broadened consistently through the ALSO Cloud Marketplace. The Consumptional Business model will be expanded systematically. "An entire emerging generation of decision makers prefers to use rather than buy software and hardware. The economic and technical advantages of this IT as a Service offering are plain to see", said Gustavo Möller-Hergt, CEO of ALSO Holding AG.

Michael Gericks will assume responsibility for the new business segment. He will further develop the entire value chain of this business area for ALSO's resellers. "I look forward to continuing to work together with Michael Gericks in his new role. He is innovative and entrepreneurial. I am confident that he will successfully introduce and implement a wealth of new offers for our customers", Möller-Hergt added.

Gericks joined ALSO in 2013. Most recently, Gericks was Head of Consumptional Sales. Prior to that, he led Digital Services at ALSO Germany. He has also previously held positions as Managing Director and Product Marketing Manager at a technology company in the financial sector in Mexico. He holds a Master's Degree in Business Administration from the University of Münster in Germany. The "Consumptional Business" division ought to be deployed in every country where ALSO has some dematerialized businesses.

 

ALSO Schweiz AG
Address

ALSO Schweiz AG
Meiershofstraße 5
CH-6032 Emmen
Switzerland
Phone : +41 (0)41 266 11 11
Fax : +41 (0)41 266 19 46
Website : http://www.also.ch
E-mail : info-ch@also.com

Other offices
CH-1020 Renens
Phone : +41 (0)21 637 47 37

Team

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 (*** ****** ********* **)

Information

Creation year : 1989
RCS/Handelsregisternummer/registro delle imprese : CH-100.3.003.986-8
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
Broadliner
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

Services

Value added services
Eco-recycling, secure data erasure