Channel News

Exclusive Networks in first move outside Europe

Exclusive Networks has bought Australian distributor WhiteGold Solutions, an independent value added distributor of IT security, networking, converged infrastructure and datacentre solutions based in Sydney.

ALSO is positive in tough market

Europe's largest independent distributor ALSO Group improved sales compared to the previous year by 7.9% to €3.28bn in the first half of 2014. Earnings before taxes (EBT) rose from €25.2m to €30.5m (+21.1%) and net income of €16.3m to €21.0m (+28.7%).

Ingram Micro sales up slightly

Ingram Micro's Q2 saw sales of $10.9bn, up on last year's $10.3bn, but operating margin fell from 1.1% to 0.9%. Gross profit rose slightly to $634m.

Esprinet spins off another specialist business

Italian distributor Esprinet SpA has completed the sale of 100% of the share capital of Comprel Srl, a specialist distribution business in Italy working with electronic components and subsystems

New channel partnership in Eastern Europe

Specialist in Infrastructure Performance Management (IPM) Virtual Instruments has teamed up with a Czech solutions and services supplier MHM computer to expand into the CEE region.

Ingram Micro in European deal with NetMotion

US-based NetMotion Wireless, provider of mobility management software and solutions for mobile workforces, is being distributed under a new deal with Ingram Micro Europe BVBA, (Ingram Micro Mobility).

Distributor ALSO pushes logistics service

Europe's largest independent distributor ALSO is starting to push its logistics arm. Its called ViND – Versand im Namen Dritter and offers deliveries direct to customers from ALSO warehouses.