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Altech takes on Hitachi

Altech takes on Hitachi

Distributor will carry Hitachi Global Storage Technologies range of consumer and enterprise hard drives

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Altech Computers has become a local distributor for Hitachi Global Storage Technologies (GST).

The hardware vendor's product range includes enterprise, desktop and notebook hard drives. Altech general manager, Michael Chong, said Hitachi was looking for partners to help build up its market share in the region.

"The deal allows Altech to offer customers an increased range of hard drive solutions," he said. "It's expected to boost our revenues and exposure in this sector." Hitachi GST is also locally distributed by Legend Performance Technology.

Altech will aim the range at home users, SMBs and the corporate enterprise markets. The distributor will look to recruit more resellers, system integrators and retail outlets to take the Hitachi range to market. Altech has about 6000 partners in the Pacific region.

Chong said the company will develop incentive programs for its partners over the next few weeks around the new product line.

"We foresee steady growth in the hard drive business especially as the product range continues to expand," he said.

In a statement, Hitachi Asia-Pacific managing director, James Ho, said it had decided to expand its distributor reach because of growing demand in both consumer and commercial. Altech was chosen for its knowledge and experience in the A/NZ market.


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