Ingram Micro has joined LG's distributor ranks as part of a global effort to boost its notebook channel sales.
LG national IT sales manager, Charlie Harb, said the local appointment completed the vendor's global partnership with the distributor. Ingram would have full access to LG's complete products portfolio, with a focus on its notebook and LCD monitor lines.
"This appointment will further strengthen our position in the Australian market. Ingram dominates in the market and will help us grow our notebook business," he said.
Harb said LG was keen to strengthen sales in the SMB and corporate markets, as well as drive up sales in the commercial and government sectors. The company announced its decision to pull out of the retail notebook segment last November.
Marking its commitment to its local notebook channel, Harb said LG had launched a full range of machines supporting the new Windows Vista operating system. It was also branching into widescreen LCD monitors.
"It's full steam ahead for us; this is a positive start to the year," he said.
LG had no further plans to change its distributor line-up and existing suppliers had all been retained, he said. They are Bluechip Infotech, Synnex, TodayTech, Dicker Data, Leader, Edsys, and Galas Electronics.