A new owner for Disposelec
France: in a bad shape since some months, brown and white specialist Disposelec has been acquired by co-op Euronics for only €500k. Its managing director, Jean-Claude Rivière, has been laid out, along with two third of the employees. Now on a streamlined team of 22 people managed by Fabrice Filleur, Disposelec will remain "independant" and will focus on its traditional, 3500-reseller strong market as well as 40 Présence electrical goods shops. It is also coming back on the personal IT market, and is busy rebuilding a new portfolio. The distributor will leave its historical offices for a new warehouse near Nantes. Its former, half-sister company Actual Systèmes, whose Nantes' team is accomodated in Disposelec's current premises, will have to find out new offices.
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Disposelec loses its head
France : Guy Pronier, who was the managing director of broadliner Disposelec since 2008, has left the company for unknown reasons. His new whereabouts are yet unknown.
Disposelec invests in Paris region
France : Nantes' broadliner Disposelec has decided to enter the Paris and surroundings region, by opening a 2000sqm logistic platform in Fresneaux, north of the French capital city, as well as a regional sales office with three dedicated salesmen. Thanks to this opening, Disposelec plans to cover more efficiently Paris and Northern France.
Disposelec gets green with Connexion Verte
France : looking for new markets, broadliner Disposelec has unveiled a partnership on satellite Internet with telecom operator Connexion Verte. This partnership is mainly aimed towards antenna installers who wants to expand their business on new markets Connexion Verte is a telecom operator working on satellite or DSL Internet, fixed and mobile phone subscriptions. Disposelec has chosen Connexion Verte because it was the only local alternative to Orange-owned Nordnet, and has several advantages for the reseller : free invoice, highly attractive earnings, technical and sales support and, finally, a good way to do additional sales around the antenna (wifi, television, phone-over-IP). For the end-user, Connexion Verte is also very agressively priced. This partnership completes the service offer of Disposelec, who plans to launch in September a specific division to market them.
Packard-Bell signs with Tech Data
France : already distributed since many years by regional broadliner Disposelec and since one year and a half by broadliner Ingram Micro, Packard-Bell has unveiled on IT Partners channel event a new partnership with Tech Data. The PC vendor has decided to sign this partnership to better answer to the needs of the retailers, which are lowering the volume of their orders but wish to be able to have an access to a broad catalog. Thanks to Disposelec, Ingram Micro and Tech Data, Packard-Bell plans thus be able to both reach a high number of small resellers and work more efficiently with major retailers.
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