Samsung and MMT part company

Samsung and MMT part company

Vendor claims decision to cut ties was amicable

Samsung has cut ties with Melbourne-based distributor, Multimedia Technology (MMT).

The relationship had been in place for about 12 months, Samsung national sales manager for monitors and storage, Joe Serra, said. MMT had access to Samsung's entire monitor and printer range.

Serra said the split was amicable.

"It was something that was done as a joint decision between the two companies," he said.

"The fit across the product sets was not gelling well with the dealer base they were working with and the results weren't attuned with our expectations or even MMT's."

Serra said Samsung would review the situation with MMT in 12 months to see if there was a change within the market place.

"We will approach them in ayear time to see how they feel and whether or not they see a place for our brand back in their stable," Serra said. "We'll just call it a day for now."

Serra said there would be no further changes to Samsung's distribution line-up.

MMT purchasing manager, Michael Muscat, played down the situation. He said the distributor was in the process of signing up a new vendor.

Samsung also works with Ingram Micro, Altech Computers, Westan, TodayTech and Cellnet. State-based distributors include XiT Distribution and J Mills.

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