Huawei Selects SDG To Distribute its Enterprise Portfolio

Top Quote SDG has been selected by Huawei Technologies (Co) to distribute the Chinese corporation's enterprise portfolio in the UK, France and the Netherlands. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) November 25, 2011 - The deal, which sees the distributor named as one of only two UK distribution partners for the Fortune 500 listed company, will give SDG's channel customers access to the complete Huawei Enterprise portfolio of networking, storage, telepresence and unified communications. Chosen for its expertise in establishing new vendors in the ICT marketplace, the relationship underlines SDG's burgeoning status as Europe's specialist distributor of enterprise products.

    "As the dominant force in the domestic Chinese market and a major player in the global marketplace, Huawei's enterprise technologies and solutions are set to have a major impact on the UK and European markets. Clearly we are delighted to have entered into such an exciting partnership, it means we can enable our channel partners to take a world leading capability to their customers through which they can offer the choice and unprecedented value they need to prosper in a challenging environment," says Paul Eccleston, Managing Director SDG EMEA.

    "In a market where the end customers need to know they can rely on VAR partners to provide the support and scalability they need, we believe that partnerships like this will be crucial. There has never been a greater time to deliver the right solution at the right price. With our services capability and the ability to leverage our Solutions Centre, we can accelerate their ability to take solutions to their customers."

    With annual sales of US $28 billion, Huawei is a leading global information and communications technology solutions provider. Dedicated to creating maximum value for telecom operators, enterprises and consumers, the company's products and services have been deployed in over 140 countries, serving more than one third of the world's population.

    Paul Eccleston added: "Huawei's global scale, value and unprecedented investment in R & D, technology and innovation is unparalleled in networking. This combined with SDG's ability to deliver a service and generate new channels to market - particularly around enterprise networking, video conferencing, telepresence and telephony - creates a formidable partnership that will greatly benefit our new and existing clients."

    Dominique Vanhamme, Huawei Vice President, Channel (WEU) said: "The partnership with SDG fits within Huawei's strategy to further build up its position in the UK and European Enterprise market. SDG is well established as a leading ICT distributor, its strong service and solution offerings enable its reseller partners to meet the needs of Enterprise customers. We believe that this relationship will build value to Huawei and accelerate the growth of our Enterprise business in the UK and Europe."

    About SDG

    $2.34bn turnover
    650 employees
    The Specialist Distributor for EMEA
    Top 3 distributor for HP, IBM and Software
    Best of breed Hardware + Software + Services = Solutions for Resellers and their Customers
    International coverage in over 47 territories
    28 years' successful track record
    World class Supply Chain and Logistics operations

    About Huawei

    Huawei is a leading telecom solutions provider, owned entirely by its 110,000 employees. Through continuous customer-centric innovation, Huawei has established end-to-end advantages in telecom network infrastructure, application & software, devices and professional services. With comprehensive strengths in wireline, wireless and IP technologies, Huawei has gained a leading position in the All-IP convergence age. Their products and solutions have been deployed in over 100 countries worldwide and have served 45 of the world's top 50 telecom operators, as well as one third of the world's population.

    Huawei achieved sales revenue of CNY 185.2 billion, a year-on-year increase of 24.2%. They realised a net profit of CNY 23.8 billion and a net profit margin of 12.8%. They additionally, generated CNY 28.5 billion cash flow from operating activities.

    In 2010, Huawei continued to increase its R&D investment. With more than 51,000 employees engaged in R&D and have established 20 research institutes in countries including the USA, Germany, Sweden, Russia, India and China.

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