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In the 4th quarter of 2016, our employees' excellent work won us many awards. Here are the highlights.
Jabra: Best EMEA Reseller
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(right to left:) Joel Hamon, EMEA President; Viktor Schaidt, EMEA Finance Director; Andrew Doyle, Vice President Channel , all Jabra; Sabrina Critelli, Office Management, Bechtle direct Italy; Juan-José Monea, MD Bechtle direct Spain; Jean Baptiste Pain, Managing Director Southern Europe, Jabra; Michael Jung, International Business Development, Bechtle E-Commerce-Holding AG; Sarah Grey, Senior Director Channel Marketing; Diana Nour El Din, Managing Director DACH; Ole Gregersen, Managing Director Nordic; Nigel Dunn, Managing Director UK and Gregor Knipper Managing Director Central International, all Jabra.

The 2016 Jabra partner conference was held in Athens from 5 to 7 October. Over the three days, 180 guests took the opportunity to find out more about the audio experts including the GN group's new brand presence and GN Audio's subsequent new company structure. Other central topics of the event were current trends and opportunities for innovation. The highlight, however, was the Jabra Awards prize giving ceremony—Bechtle was proud to receive the trophy for Best EMEA Reseller.

Cisco – Partner of the Year
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(left to right:) Carsten Heidbrink, Managing Director Commercial Sales Cisco Germany; Melanie Schüle, Head of VIPM Cisco, Business Development Networking Solutions, and Michael Guschlbauer, Member of the Executive Board IT System Houses & Managed Services, both Bechtle; Oliver Tuszik, Vice President and General Manager Cisco Germany; Armin Neumaier, Manager Regional Partner Sales Cisco Germany.

The Cisco Partner Awards were presented as part of the annual partner conference in San Francisco (California, USA) Cisco on 2 November. Those selected as prize winners proved themselves to be outstanding channel partners who deploy first-class business processes and serve as industry models. Innovative sales approaches and strategic business trends also played a critical role in developing the selection criteria. Bechtle received three of these coveted awards:

  • Germany Partner of the Year
  • Commercial Partner of the Year Deutschland
  • Commercial Partner of the Year EMEAR


Melanie Schüle, Head of VIPM Cisco, Business Development Networking Solutions, Bechtle Logistik & Service, and Michael Guschlbauer, Member of the Executive Board IT System Houses & Managed Services, Bechtle AG, accepted the awards in San Francisco.

The award winners have distinguished themselves both nationally and internationally with their outstanding accomplishments through innovation, vast commitment and extensive expert knowledge. It is an honour for me to bestow these awards upon Bechtle for their outstanding achievement as Cisco Channel Partner in Germany. 


Jutta Gräfensteiner, Director Channel and Partner Management at Cisco Germany

Fujitsu: Best Corporate Reseller EMEIA
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Martin Schneider, Head of VIPM Solutions, Bechtle Logistik & Service, accepted the award in Munich.

This award is magnificent recognition of our success, made possible by Bechtle's many dedicated employees.


Martin Schneider, Head of VIPM Solutions, Bechtle Logistik & Service

At the 2016 Fujitsu Forum in Munich, the Japanese manufacturer's in-house trade-fair, Fujitsu honoured their best system houses. Bechtle AG received the award for "Best Corporate Reseller EMEIA 2016". Bechtle boasts sustainable growth with Fujitsu as the largest partner in the EMEIA region (Europe, Middle East, India and Africa).

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Bechtle Competence (C) Days 2019.

First observation: The IT fair concept works. Specialist talks on topics from the complete spectrum of IT solutions complemented by a tailor-made exhibition. This combination hit the nail on the head once more at the Bechtle 2019 C Days for a multitude of customers, partners, and employees. More than 3,500 participants made the two-day in-house fair at Bechtle Platz 1 another flagship event based around the most important current business IT questions.

Digitalising the construction industry.

While there is broad consensus in the construction industry that digitalisation is the way of the future, surprisingly little action is being taken. Large construction firms and planning offices are well on their way, but small and medium-sized firms—which make up 95 per cent of the industry—are finding it difficult to get started. Most of them are stuck deciding how best to optimise their investment while minimising risk, taking into account their specific circumstances. But taking a business digital doesn’t have to entail an enormously complex project. So how does one go about it effectively?

A vision to behold.

What is it that drives a company to success and motivates employees to give their all? A clear vision. Visions are gleaming aspirations calling out to us, sparking enthusiasm, encouraging and inspiring us. What starts out as a beacon of light in the distance eventually becomes an attainable goal within our reach. Our path is shaped by the confluence of vision and strategy—both focused on a desire to transform.

Published on Dec 29, 2016. Update on Sep 4, 2018.