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Altech brings on J&W boards

Vendor to test the local waters

Altech Computers has secured a distribution partnership with motherboard vendor, J&W.

The vendor produces Intel- and AMD-based motherboards which feature Nvidia chipsets. J&W has been making OEM products for a number of Altech's vendors already, though this is the first time the vendor has moved directly into the channel.

Altech managing director, Antony Sheen, said J&W had been in the industry for a long time and offered affordable products.

"We're looking to target system integrators with J&W, and we didn't have any factory products in that category," Sheen said.

Previously, Altech had focused on representing products in retail markets.

Altech will promote the J&W range through advertising and a planned user redemption program. The vendor has also identified opportunities to bundle the J & W range with memory and CPU hardware and operating systems.

Sheen said anybody assembling PCs could benefit from the new range.

In a release, J&W sales manager, Nelson Fung, said the vendor chose to work with Altech because of its strong channel base, and its open and aggressive management style.