IT Distribution Industry Organization Continues Global Expansion
New Members Added in Asia, Europe and Latin America
ST. PETERSBURG, FL--(Marketwire - October 21, 2009) - The Global Technology Distribution
Council (GTDC), the world's largest consortium of IT distributors, today
announced the addition of six new members: AB SA based in Wroclaw, Poland;
Computer Gross, headquartered in Empoli, Italy, near Florence; Munich,
Germany-based Computerlinks; Miami-based Intcomex, which does business
throughout Latin America; SiS Technologies, headquartered in Hong Kong; and
UK-based 20:20 Mobile, located in Crewe (Northwest England). These new
members offer a broad range of technology products and services in their
targeted markets across Europe, Asia and Latin America.
"The GTDC started out in the United States in 1998 and has continually
built on a strong foundation that is rapidly expanding across the globe,"
commented GTDC CEO Tim Curran, noting that its members' sales exceed more
than $100 billion in annual revenue. "We are dedicated to the IT
distribution industry, its growing value and continually evolving success
in meeting the needs of today's technology vendors, resellers, solution
providers and retailers worldwide. This includes supporting ongoing supply
chain innovation and efficiency advances on behalf of our members and their
Curran explained that the GTDC's expansion in Europe will further enhance
the European technology sales tracking service that the GTDC supports.
Introduced in December 2007 by leading European IT market research company,
Context, the SalesWatch -- Distribution service provides the most complete
market data available today on product sell-through in Europe's IT
distribution market. It follows the success of a similar service, the NPD
Group Distributor Track®, in the United States. That offering, introduced
in October 2002, and the Context service are both available by
ABOUT THE NEW GTDC MEMBERS
Publicly held AB SA is traded on the Warsaw Stock Exchange under the symbol
"ABPL" and serves resellers and retailers in Poland, Slovakia and the Czech
Republic. Computer Gross has offices throughout Italy and also serves a
broad range of reseller channel customers in this country. Computerlinks'
reseller channel-focused business extends across Western Europe and the
Middle East as well as the United States. 20:20 Mobile Group is now
Europe's leading mobile handset distributor and in the top three globally.
Intcomex, now in its 20th year, is one of the largest distributors
throughout Latin America and the Caribbean. SiS Technologies, publicly
traded on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (HKSE: 0529), is one of Asia's
largest distributors of computer systems, software, peripherals and
GTDC members benefit from high-level engagement on industry issues with
CEOs of today's leading IT distributors worldwide and top vendor reseller
channel executives as well as influential investors, analysts and media
covering the industry. Members participate in exclusive GTDC workshops and
events in addition to leveraging the industry studies and market research
the GTDC enables in conjunction with its research partners. The GTDC also
leads numerous initiatives on behalf of its members to further support the
growth and development of the IT distribution industry.
For more information on the GTDC, its events and initiatives, visit
ABOUT THE GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY DISTRIBUTION COUNCIL
The Global Technology Distribution Council (GTDC) is a worldwide industry
association dedicated to defining and promoting the role of wholesale
distribution in a successful and healthy information technology channel.
The Council is comprised of the computer industry's top wholesale
distributors dedicated to serving "the channel," a network of skilled
value-added resellers and retail stores focused on providing hardware,
software, and services to businesses and consumers around the globe. GTDC
members include ABC Data, AB SA (WSE: ABPL), Actebis, Arrow Electronics
(NYSE: ARW), Avnet (NYSE: AVT), Bell Micro (OTCBB: BELM), Computer Gross,
Computerlinks, DCC SerCom, D&H, Esprinet (ISE: PRT), Ingram Micro (NYSE: IM), Intcomex, Magirus AG, Redington, ScanSource (NASDAQ: SCSC), SiS
Technologies (HKSE: 0529), Synnex (NYSE: SNX), 20:20 Mobile Group, Tech
Data (NASDAQ: TECD), Westcoast LTD and Westcon.
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