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News from Boll, Comm-Tec, Komsa, Littlebit, Pilot, Sysob, Tech Data and Wortmann
2017-09-22

DACH: Swiss network and security VAD Boll Engineering has inked a partnership with Digicomp, to offer its training sessions to its VARs and system integrators1. German AV specialist Comm-Tec has been appointed official repair and service center for Barco projectors, as well as distributor for Exterity IP video and digital signage solutions. German telephony and telecom group Komsa has promoted Uwe Bauer as its new CEO. Gunnar Grosse and Jürgen Unger, Komsa's founders, join the supervisory board of the company. Storage vendors HGST and Sandisk have appointed Littlebit as an official distributor for its SSD and hard drives2. These products will be available through Littlebit's offices in Austria, Germany and Switzerland as well as in Benelux through Littlebit sales office in the Netherlands. German broadliner Pilot has been appointed by local security startup eBlocker as an official distributor in the country. Network and security VAD Sysob has been chosen by Application Delivery Networking vendor Array Networks as its official distributor in the DACH region, thanks to Sysob offices in Austria, Germany and Switzerland. Broadliner Tech Data has added Nokia's connected healthcase portfolio to its offer in Switzerland3. Finally, Czech security editor ESET has appointed broadliner Wortmann as an official distributor for its solutions in the DACH region (through Wortmann offices in Austria and Germany, Switzerland being covered by the latter)4. Wortmann will more specifically target the local MSP markets (source: IT Reseller Schweiz 1, 2, 3 and 4, Telecom Handel Deutschland, Channel Observer Deutschland, Dealers Only Deutschland).

More vendors for Boll and Tech Data
2017-09-18

Switzerland: network and security VAD Boll Engineering has started the distribution of Menlo Security "Isolation Services" in the country1. Antivirus editor Avast has chosen broadliner Tech Data as an official distributor for its AVG Business solutions2 (source: IT Reseller Schweiz 1 and 2).

News from Koch Media, Michael Telecom and Tech Data
2017-09-14

Germany: gaming specialist Koch Media has partnered with THQ Nordic to distribute its latest titles in the country. Telecom and telephony specialist Michael Telecom has hired Andreas Schulz as business development manager, in charge of its new Digital Signage BU. Finally, broadliner Tech Data has expanded its catalog with D-Link and TP-Link smart home solutions (source: CRN Deutschland, Telecom Handel Deutschland and IT Reseller Schweiz).

Tech Data confirms management team, following acquisition of Avnet Technology Solutions
2017-05-05

Switzerland: broadliner Tech Data has announced that Gabriele Meinhard continues to lead the company as managing director in Switzerland, following the successful completion of the acquisition of Avnet Technology Solutions. Daniel Müller, former managing director at Avnet GmbH, will be responsible for the Azlan Technology Solutions business, serving as a new management team member and reporting to Gabriele Meinhard. In his new role, Müller will be assisted by Ruedi Moll, who is in charge of sales, marketing and services for the Azlan & Technology Solutions business. Moreover, Moll is responsible for the development of next-generation technologies. Patrick Pister and Florian Baumann, both from Avnet Switzerland, also join the team in management positions. These decisions form the basis for the business in Switzerland, to ensure the team continues to work successfully and consistently. Switzerland will form part of the GEO region (Geographical Organization) along with the Nordics, East, Iberia and Italy.

Tech Data completes acquisition of Avnet's Technology Solutions business
2017-04-20

American broadliner Tech Data has completed its acquisition of the Technology Solutions business from its competitor Avnet. The combination creates a premier global end-to-end IT distributor with unmatched capabilities and the most diverse solutions from the data center to the living room. "This is a momentous day in our company's history and we are excited to welcome our talented colleagues at Technology Solutions to the Tech Data family", said Bob Dutkowsky, chief executive officer of Tech Data. "Our combined company is perfectly positioned at the epicenter of the IT ecosystem—with the scale and scope to serve dynamic markets throughout the world—giving our customers access to an end-to-end portfolio of IT solutions and efficiently bringing our vendors' products to new customers in more markets. Our organizations' common cultures, shared values and commitment to providing a world-class customer experience will serve as the foundation for the new Tech Data. Together, we will be an even stronger company, capable of doing more for our channel partners than ever before. We remain confident that the acquisition of Technology Solutions creates a winning combination for our customers, vendors, and shareholders, as well as the employees of both organizations."

The addition of Technology Solutions significantly broadens Tech Data's value-added distribution business (aka Azlan), increasing the company's ability to help its partners capitalize on next-generation technologies while enhancing its go-to-market capabilities with complementary skills, expanded vendor relationships, and new customer sets. The combined company has a larger and more balanced geographic footprint, including a presence in the Asia-Pacific region, a new market for Tech Data. The company has operations in 40 countries, with 14,000 employees serving approximately 115,000 customers in more than 100 countries. The company also announced its global executive leadership, as well as several new regional and global roles. Reporting to CEO Bob Dutkowsky are:

  • Chuck Dannewitz, executive vice president, chief financial officer
  • Rich Hume, executive vice president, chief operating officer
  • Beth Simonetti, executive vice president, chief human resources officer
  • John Tonnison, executive vice president, chief information officer
  • David Vetter, executive vice president, chief legal officer
  • Reporting to COO Rich Hume are:
  • William Chu, president, Asia-Pacific
  • Jaideep Malhotra, president, Global Computing Components
  • Joe Quaglia, president, Americas
  • Patrick Zammit, president, Europe
  • Els Demeester, corporate vice president, Integration
  • Michael Urban, corporate vice president, Strategy, Transformation and Global Vendor Management

In Europe, Tech Data has also announced its European Executive Board, which will be led by Zammit:

  • Alain Amsellem – senior vice president and chief financial officer, Europe
  • Michael Dressen – senior vice president and regional managing director, Germany and Austria (a region where Barbara Koch, Managing Director TD Azlan Germany & Austria, becomes manager of both Azlan and Avnet TS local offices)
  • Jonas Elmgren – senior vice president and regional managing director, GEO (that is, other European countries where Tech Data operates: Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Hungary, Italy, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and Turkey)
  • Andy Gass – senior vice president and regional managing director, United Kingdom and Ireland (a region where Rob Tomlin, Managing Director TD Azlan UK, becomes manager of both Azlan and Avnet TS local offices)
  • Pascal Murciano – senior vice president and regional managing director, France
  • Miriam Murphy – senior vice president and regional managing director, Benelux
  • Stephen Nolan – senior vice president, Broadline, Mobile and Services
  • Johan Vandenbussche – senior vice president, Operations
  • Graeme Watt – senior vice president, Value (includes the combined businesses of Azlan and Technology Solutions, specialist brands Datech and Maverick, along with Tech Data Cloud and Tech Data Smart for IoT)
  • Simon England – senior vice president, Next Generation Technology (includes cloud, big data – analytics and cognitive, IoT, security, education and services)
  • Carlos Arcusa – vice president, Human Resources
  • Michael Fischermanns – vice president, Information Technology
  • Hugo Graça – vice president, Global Computing Components EMEA
  • Roman Rudolf (former MD of Avnet TS in Germany) – vice president, Integration

Financial Terms

The total purchase price at close was approximately €2.35 billion (subject to certain post-close adjustments), including €2.17 billion in cash, and 2,785,402 shares of Tech Data stock, representing approximately 7.3% of Tech Data's shares outstanding (after issuance of the new shares). Tech Data financed the cash portion of the purchase price through a combination of €900 million from its recent public debt offering and €900 million of bank term loans, and the remainder from drawings under other credit facilities and cash on hand. The transaction is expected to be significantly accretive to Tech Data's non-GAAP earnings per share in the first full year. The company expects to achieve annual cost savings of approximately €90 million within 24 months, with one-time costs to achieve these cost savings expected to be approximately €135 million.

 

Tech Data Schweiz AG
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Tech Data Schweiz AG
Birkenstraße 47
CH-6343 Rotkreuz
Switzerland
Phone : +41 (0)41 799 10 00
Fax : +41 (0)41 799 10 25
Website : http://www.techdata.ch

Other offices
CH-1196 Gland
Phone : +41 (0)22 999 63 11

Team

President : Mr Pascal Murciano (*** ****** ********* )
Vice-president : Mr Jonas Elmgren (*** ****** ********* ** *)
General manager : Mr Jonas Elmgren (*** ****** ********* ** *)
General manager : Mr Gabriel Meinhard (*** ****** ********* )
Deputy Executive Officer : Mr Ivo Cotti (*** ****** *******)
CFO : Mr Emanuel Kenel (*** ****** *******)
Sales director : Mr Christophe Castaing (*** ****** ********* )
Sales director : Mr Roland Keller (*** ****** ********)
Sales manager : Mr Peter Bremgartner (*** ****** ********* ** )
Division director or manager : Mr Michael Berg (*** ****** ******)
Division director or manager : Mr Martin Hurter (*** ****** ********)
Human resources manager : Mrs Barbara Zelger (*** ****** ********)
Communication director or manager : Mr Kevin Ahlers (*** ****** ********)
Product manager : Mrs Linda Graber (*** ****** ********)

Information

Creation year : 1983
RCS/Handelsregisternummer/registro delle imprese : CH-170.4.004.325-1
VAT number : CHE110092582
Annual turnover
2011 : 706,95 M€
2010 : 565,82 M€
2009 : 565,63 M€
2008 : 463,58 M€
2007 : 677,46 M€
Active resellers : 8400
Indirect turnover : 100%
National/regional/export split : 100/0/0
Broadliner
Main brands : Apple, HP Inc., IBM, Microsoft, Xerox
Clients : Apple Premium Resellers, ASP, assemblers, associations, bookshops, brokers, central purchasing companies, corporate resellers, dealers, department stores, distributors, e-commerce, hypermarkets, installers, IT consulting and service providers, mail-order resellers, maintenance companies, multispecialists, OEM, outlets, phone shops, semi-distributors, service providers, SOD, software editors, specialized resellers, specialized retailers, stationers, superstores, systems integrators, telecom operators, traders, VAR, web agencies
Employees : 210 people