OnLine Distribution Celebrates 15 Years as Region’s Leading Value Added Distributor

Published March 19th, 2008 - 01:42 GMT

OnLine Distribution Celebrates 15 Years as Region’s Leading Value Added Distributor

Twenty Five Percent Growth Year-on-Year with
$55 Million Turnover for 2007

OnLine Distribution, a Westcon Group company, today announced strong results from its financial year, which closed February 29th, as well as its expansion plans for the region and its surrounding countries.

The company has seen an increase in sales by twenty five percent year-on-year with a $55 Million turnover for 2007.

OnLine Distribution this year celebrates 15 years in the Middle East and has firm plans in place to develop its portfolio with new technologies and vendors.

Additionally, the company aims to build on its VAD services portfolio, introduce partner program with increased focus in key countries including Saudi Arabia and India, and further invest in training and development in both the company’s employees and its valued partners.

With the recent appointment of Steve Lockie as the new Managing Director for parent company, Westcon Group Middle East, OnLine plans to introduce to the Middle East region Westcon Group’s resources and tools that include partner education, e-tools, and advanced networking technology.

“This year is extremely important for OnLine as it not only emphasizes its long-standing establishment in the region’s IT industry, but is also the year where a lot business development activities and expansion plans are set to mature,” said Venu Menon, Sales & Marketing Director at OnLine Distribution.

With over 65 highly qualified employees and over 500 active reseller accounts, OnLine offers a broad portfolio of network integrated products and services, including some of the world’s leading brands in networking.


As a value-added distributor, OnLine Distribution currently represents more than 25 vendors under its business portfolios and provides ongoing training and development for their partners.

OnLine Distribution is a subsidiary of Datatec, a leading international networking and IT services company listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange and the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange with operations in Europe, North America, South America, Africa, Middle East and the Asia Pacific region.

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