Seagate expands reach

Seagate Technology plc. (NASDAQ:STX), a world leader in hard disk drives and storage solutions, has appointed four new authorised distributors for its range of award-winning products in EMEA; Gandalf Data AB in Sweden, MCR Info Electronic, SL in Spain, ECS Distribution in Egypt and Germany, the pan-European distributor Siewert & Kau Computertechnik Gmbh. All four have been distributors for the hard disk drive business of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. which was acquired by Seagate last year.

The four new distributors will distribute Seagate’s internal hard drives as well as the company’s external solutions for the retail market on a non-exclusive basis in the EMEA region. In the retail market, Seagate’s offering includes the GoFlex and Expansion external hard drives and the company’s BlackArmor network attached storage solutions for small and medium enterprises. Seagate’s portfolio of internal hard drives includes the Barracuda family of desktop drives, the Momentus family for notebook applications and, for enterprise, Cheetah, Constellation, Savvio and solid state Pulsar drives.

“These new partnerships will broaden the availability of Seagate’s products in key EMEA markets and will enable customers in these markets to have convenient access to our industry-leading storage solutions,” said Mark Whitby, Seagate’s vice president for EMEA Sales and Marketing. “This is an exciting time in the storage industry with rapidly evolving opportunities in many markets including mobile computing, cloud computing and solid state storage. With their understanding of local market characteristics and requirements, these four new distributors are well placed to take advantage of these opportunities to grow their business and Seagate’s business in the region.”

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