HP and Dynamic Supplies stoush resolved

HP and Dynamic Supplies stoush resolved

A year-long feud between IT distributor, Dynamic Supplies, and HP Australia has been resolved, with both parties agreeing to a settlement formally ending their dispute.

A statement released by Dynamic claimed the result had been in its favour.

Trial proceedings over the dispute were held at the Supreme Court of NSW last week and were concluded in a single day after both parties agreed to a settlement drafted by legal counsel.

Details of the settlement were not released by either party.

Dynamic Supplies took action against HP in November following a decision to end its authorised distributor partnership with the vendor two months earlier.

Dynamic financial controller, Kerry McKevitt, told ARN at the time that the feud was prompted by a dispute over termination terms. Specifically, the company was seeking to have price protection claims and faulty returns claims honoured, as well as an agreement for the return of stock to the value of $1.4 million, he said.

The claims followed legal action taken by HP seeking $2.5 million in outstanding debts from Dynamic Supplies.

McKevitt said Dynamic had spent the past six months investing in alternative supplies to HP products and ensuring resellers had a choice of OEM products.

The company would, however, continue to supply a broad range of HP consumables, he said.

Dynamic is also in the process of increasing its stock capacity through two new purpose-built warehouses in WA and Victoria.

“These facilities will allow us to balance stock across the country,” he said. “We will be able to hold more stock and deliver from any of our warehouses.”

McKevitt said the company hoped to have both facilities up and running by Christmas.

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