Symantec names Bechtle Small & Medium Business (SMB) Partner of the Year 2011.

  • Two-digit growth in revenue
  • Highly competent in Symantec solutions

At the Symantec Channel Day 2011 on 17 November, Bechtle received the title Small & Medium Business (SMB) Partner of the Year. The award honours Bechtle's two-digit growth in revenue and the company's high level of specialisation, among other achievements. More than 40 certified technicians and over 100 qualified salespeople for Symantec solutions contribute to Bechtle's specialist status.

Neckarsulm, 25/11/2011: In addition to the strong upward trend in Bechtle's revenue and the company's solid investments in human resources development, the prize also recognises Bechtle's dedication as Symantec's largest partner for the backup and recovery solution Backup Exec.


"Backup Exec is one of our most important solutions for small and medium-sized businesses. Bechtle has shown extraordinary dedication in this very area this past year, and as a result, is now our number one Backup Exec partner in Central Europe. By specialising in SMBs, maintaining Premier Licensing Partner Status and providing technical and sales training, Bechtle has made considerable investments in the past year. These, combined with Bechtle's local strength among SMBs, our shared commitment to co-operative projects, and the development of our strategic partnership have resulted in above-average growth. We'd like to honour that with this award," says Michelle Stonebank, Senior Manager Channel Sales & Distribution Germany. Andreas Zeitler, Vice President EMEA Central and John Ellis, Vice President of Channel Sales EMEA, joined her in giving the award to Norbert Franchi, Head of Software Marketing, and Fatih Yilmaz, Symantec Business Development Manager, both Bechtle employees.


A strong partnership.

"Thanks to our Symantec SMB and enterprise specialisation, we've succeeded in making it to the top in a very competitive market. We're pleased that the world's leading provider of security, storage and systems management solutions has honoured our extraordinary dedication with this award. But what counts most for us is continuing to be a competent business partner for our customers, and providing them with the efficient, flexible tailored solutions they need. With Symantec on our side, we support businesses in the process of backing up and managing increasing data volumes," says Fatih Yilmaz.


Bechtle and Symantec have been working in close co-operation since 1999. With Symantec certifications in Archiving and Enterprise Security, Bechtle has the additional technical knowledge necessary to provide expert consultations on topics from positioning and testing up to implementation. Symantec gives these certifications to partners who have demonstrated comprehensive expertise in consulting and implementation of solutions for security, recovery and archiving business data and systems.