Bluechip Infotech has signed with Fujitsu PC Australia to distribute notebooks and Tablet PCs.
"We didn't have any top Japanese brands," Bluechip managing director, Johnson Hsiung, said. "So we had a hole in that area and we've filled it with Fujitsu."
Hsiung had been impressed by the vendor's marketing spend, believing it had created interest in the brand that the distributor could now take advantage of. Bluechip will have full access to Fujitsu's LifeBook and Stylistic Tablet PC models.
The new deal would have no affect on its existing notebook relationships with Acer and LG.
"Fujitsu doesn't replace any of our existing vendors," Hsiung said. "It is a top-five PC vendor worldwide it improves the level of choice we bring to the channel."
Bluechip's appointment fills a space left by Victoria-based distributor, Westan, which is currently engaged in legal action with the vendor.
"We pulled out of the relationship almost a year ago," Westan managing director, Victor Aghtan, said. "I can't really comment on it too much as there's a court case pending."
Fujitsu had not returned ARN's calls at the time of going to press. It is also distributed by Ingram Micro and Multimedia Technology.