Taiwanese components manufacturer, Albatron Technology, has signed Australia IT as its distribution partner for Victoria and South Australia.
The move fills a void left in Albatron’s distribution after Quality Technology Distribution (QTD) decided to not continue with Albatron products earlier this year in order to avoid a conflict of interests.
A spokesperson for QTD said that one of its most important vendor partners, Creative, requested that the company distribute Creative graphics cards.
“We had always sold Creative’s sound cards," he said. "When they saw we were distributing Albatron graphics boards they asked us whether we would like to commit to their graphics range instead.”
Albatron is also distributed by Global Business Technology and AMI Computer Services in other states.
The Taiwanese vendor began as Chun Yun Electronics, a manufacturer of display products. The company was cast into the spotlight last year when Gigabyte co-founder, Jack Ko, took up the post of CEO and immediately received endorsement by Intel to manufacture motherboards, even before the company had produced a single board.
In line with its plans to move into the motherboard market, the company changed its name to Albatron.
Australia IT spokesperson, Marc Teh, said the distributor was mainly interested in Albatron’s mainboards and graphics cards, but also had the distribution rights for all products under Albatron’s IT division.
These included display and blue-tooth products.