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Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey, United Kingdom, 2006/06/26 - Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., the leader in advanced semiconductor technology, has appointed eSys Technologies to handle distribution of its diverse range of hard disk drives in several major countries..
The move by Samsung to appoint a global distributor follows the recent merge of NEC & Sony in the Optical market and withdrawal of Maxtor from the Hard Disk Drive market.
“Samsung is committed to the storage market, and this recent appointment confirms our intentions to become a leading player in the industry, commented HJ Song, a sales manager for Samsung Storage Division. “With a global partner on board, Samsung plans to concentrate on building the number of direct retailer and reseller accounts putting us in a strong position once the storage market levels out.”
eSys is the world’s fastest growing IT Distribution Company with approximately 25% of the global market share of desktop disk drives and was the best fit for Samsung. With a strong line-up of products planned for 2006, especially with the external range and slim products continuing to experience high demand, the appointment will be beneficial to both companies.
Commenting on the appointment, Ashish Kapahi, General Manager of eSys UK said, “eSys is increasingly becoming recognised as a value-added distributor which is why Samsung have appointed us to distribute their leading hard disk drives. We look forward to working with Samsung and helping them achieve their business goals in the storage market.”
About Samsung Electronics
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in semiconductor, telecommunication, digital media and digital convergence technologies with 2005 parent company sales of US$56.7 billion and net income of US$7.5 billion. Employing approximately 128,000 people in over 90 offices in 51 countries, the company consists of five main business units : Digital Appliance Business, Digital Media Business, LCD Business, Semiconductor Business and Telecommunication Network Business. Recognized as one of the fastest growing global brands, Samsung Electronics is a leading producer of digital TVs, memory chips, mobile phones, and TFT-LCDs.
About eSys Distribution
eSys is the fastest growing IT component Distribution Company in the world, with a global leadership position in Storage Solutions. eSys, a US$1.4B global IT distributor has subsidiary operations in 30+ countries in Americas, Europe, Middle East, and Asia Pacific. In Storage, it is the largest distributor with approximately 25% of the global market share of desktop disk drives. In Components, it is a Top 10 Global PC components distributor. Incorporated in 2000, eSys has built up an impressive track record and an excellent reputation in the distribution and service support of key PC components.
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