Düsseldorf, Germany, 11th March 2104 - Toshiba Electronics Europe (TEE) has announced a new pan-European distribution arrangement with leading IT distributor Ingram Micro Europe. The new agreement will enable Ingram Micro to provide its 90,000 European reseller customers with access to Toshiba’s industry-leading enterprise and consumer solid state drives (SSDs), hard disk drives (HDDs) and solid state hybrid drives (SSHDs).
This alliance builds on a longstanding partnership between Toshiba and Ingram Micro Germany for the distribution of HDDs. The new arrangement will see Ingram Micro Europe distributing Toshiba’s complete product range of storage solutions: from the award winning HG range of client SSDs and the second generation SSHD MQ01ABFxxxH up to advanced Enterprise-class HDDs as well as eSSDs.
“We are very excited to be working with Ingram Micro Europe, as the company is one of Europe’s leading distributors and will help satisfy market demands for Toshiba’s innovative storage products,” said Otto Hinteregger, G eneral Manager Sales Distribution at TEE.
Ingram Micro Europe was founded in 1989 and its operations now cover Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the UK. It expanded its geographical footprint in Europe even further with the recent acquisition of Brightpoint in the Mobility/Telco sector in 2012 and also serves resellers in most other countries in the EMEA region through its export offices.
“Toshiba Electronics Europe (TEE) is a strategic partner of Ingram Micro Europe in key business segments such as Components and Systems within our distribution line card. With the new agreement, Ingram Micro Europe can further support Toshiba’s growth opportunities by offering first-in-class product availability, support and services to the European enterprise market,” said Ernesto Schmutter, Executive Director International Businesses, at Ingram Micro Europe.
For more information please visit the Toshiba storage website at http://www.storage.toshiba.eu.
About Toshiba Electronics Europe
Toshiba Electronics Europe (TEE) is the European electronic components business of Toshiba Corporation, which is ranked among the world’s largest semiconductor vendors. TEE offers one of the industry's broadest IC and discrete product lines including high-end memory, microcontrollers, ASICs and ASSPs for automotive, multimedia, industrial, telecoms and networking applications. The company also has a wide range of power semiconductor solutions as well as storage products like HDDs, SSDs, SD Cards and USB sticks.
TEE was formed in 1973 in Neuss, Germany, providing design, manufacturing, marketing and sales and now has headquarters in Düsseldorf, Germany, with branch offices in France, Italy, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom. TEE employs approximately 300 people in Europe. Company president is Mr. Takashi Nagasawa.
For more company information visit TEE’s web site at www.toshiba-components.com
Toshiba Corporation is a world-leading diversified manufacturer, solutions provider and marketer of advanced electronic and electrical products and systems. Toshiba Group brings innovation and imagination to a wide range of businesses: digital products, including LCD TVs, notebook PCs, retail solutions and MFPs; electronic devices, including semiconductors, storage products and materials; industrial and social infrastructure systems, including power generation systems, smart community solutions, medical systems and escalators & elevators; and home appliances. Toshiba was founded in 1875, and today operates a global network of more than 590 consolidated companies, with 206,000 employees worldwide and annual sales surpassing US$61 billion.
Visit Toshiba's web site at www.toshiba.co.jp/index.htm
About Ingram Micro Inc.
As a vital link in the technology value chain, Ingram Micro creates sales and profitability opportunities for vendors and resellers through unique marketing programs, outsourced logistics, technical and financial support, managed and cloud-based services as well as product aggregation and distribution. The company is the only global broad-based IT distributor, serving more than 150 countries on six continents with the world’s most comprehensive portfolio of IT products and services.
Visit www.ingrammicro.com or www.ingrammicro.eu for more information.
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