6th cooperation agreement opens additional markets in Asia
Plans to further grow the network
Neckarsulm, 28.04.2015 – Bechtle AG has added a sixth partner – Hong Kong-based Jardine OneSolution Limited (JOS) – to its global network, opening the door to additional Asian markets. With 14 offices in China, Hong Kong, Macau, Malaysia and Singapore, JOS is one of the leading IT products and services providers in Asia’s major commercial hubs. Headquartered in Hong Kong, JOS currently employs over 3,000 people, serves more than 10,000 private and public-sector clients and posted 2014 revenues of around US$ 1.7 billion. JOS is a member of the Jardine Matheson Group, a Fortune Global 500 company, and represents a wide range of world renowned brands, including Apple, Cisco, Citrix, EMC, HP, IBM, Lenovo, Microsoft, MobileIron, Symantec, Toshiba, and VMware. JOS has received numerous manufacturer awards and certifications.
Bechtle’s international IT partner network grows once again. Bechtle’s partnership with PC Connection (USA) in the first quarter of 2014 laid the groundwork for the Global Information Technology Alliance (GITA) which was expanded in the second quarter with Atea (Scandinavia and the Baltic states). A third partner, Lexel (New Zealand and Australia), was added in the fourth quarter. In January and March of 2015, JBS (Japan) and Datacentrix (South Africa) came aboard. The Global IT Alliance (GITA) was spurred by the increasing demand of international businesses for comprehensive customer support around the world.
Superior cross-border service.
“When choosing suitable partners, we place priority on the high level of service we want to offer our customers, no matter where they’re located. Furthermore, it is crucial for us to know that we can rely on our alliance partners at all times. Our mutual goal is absolute customer satisfaction”, explains Jürgen Schäfer, Member of the Executive Board, IT E-Commerce, Bechtle AG.
Eric van der Hoeven, CEO at JOS: “Jardine OneSolution is proud to be the Asian partner for the Global IT Alliance. JOS and Bechtle have similar high standards of service delivery, which bodes well for our future cooperation. The alliance will allow us to refer our respective customers to a partner in another part of the world with the knowledge that they will be well taken care of.”
Further expansion of global network planned.
Bechtle plans to further grow its alliance with the goal of empow-ering global customers with the choice of being able to select their international suppliers based on unified criteria. “JOS is an excellent addition to GITA. We are very excited to introduce another very agile partner into our network. We view JOS as a significant piece of the GITA jigsaw and are delighted to have their active participation in the network”, says James Napp, Managing Director at Bechtle direct UK and the executive responsible for GITA. “The extremely positive experiences over the past months — even with very demanding customers – have reconfirmed our confidence in having chosen the right partners for our network.” The Global IT Alliance expands Bechtle’s international presence and complements the group’s own geographic strategy. Bechtle is currently represented by 65 IT system houses in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, as well as e-commerce subsidiaries in 14 other European countries. The Global IT Alliance spans five continents. The IT group plans to grow its capabilities in the future through additional international subsidiaries as well as new global cooperation agreements.