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Quantum Appoints Synnex New Zealand, Extending Presence in the Region

  • 18 May, 2006 15:15

<p>Auckland, New Zealand – 18 May, 2006 – Quantum Corporation, a global leader in storage, today announced Synnex New Zealand (NZ) as a new partner in New Zealand. Synnex NZ is part of the global distribution company Synnex Technology International Corp. and under the agreement, will offer the full range of Quantum’s media and tape drives.</p>
<p>The appointment of Synnex NZ is designed to extend Quantum’s reach in New Zealand to system integrators, and will enable Quantum, already serving more than 600 customers in New Zealand, to increase its regional customer base and accelerate revenue growth.</p>
<p>Richard Harri, Managing Director, Synnex NZ, commented, "Quantum offers products that will allow local assemblers to provide cost effective solutions to their end customers. We see Quantum as complementary to our current offerings as it gives us the ability to provide our resellers with a one-stop-shop."</p>
<p>Craig Tamlin, Country Manager for Australia and New Zealand, commented: "We are very keen to engage Synnex in New Zealand as they have greatly assisted us in expanding our business in Australia. Synnex has a proven model of providing focussed support for local system builders globally and we’re very keen to leverage their expertise in order to assist our reseller channel in obtaining other products they need."</p>
<p>Resellers wishing to find out more information about Synnex or to investigate opening an account should direct their browser to</p>
<p>About Quantum:</p>
<p>Quantum Corp. (NYSE:DSS), a global leader in storage, delivers highly reliable backup, recovery and archive solutions that meet demanding requirements for data integrity and availability with superior price/performance and comprehensive service and support. Quantum offers customers of all sizes an unparalleled range of solutions, from leading tape drive and media technologies, autoloaders and libraries to disk-based backup systems. Quantum is the world’s largest volume supplier of both tape drives and tape automation and has pioneered the development of disk-based systems optimised for backup and recovery. Quantum Corp., 1650 Technology Drive, Suite 700, San Jose, CA 95110, (408) 944-4000,</p>
<p>About Synnex</p>
<p>Formed in 1991, MiTAC Australia rapidly expanded from a local PC manufacturer and supplier to a nationwide distribution company specialising in Supply Chain Management. In 1997, MITAC Australasia incorporated under the name Synnex Australia Pty Ltd to reflect its association with Synnex Technology International Corporation, the largest distribution company in the Asia Pacific region and ranked the third largest worldwide.</p>
<p>Today, the worldwide strength of the Synnex group of companies is reflected by their international market share positions. Synnex Australia is highly respected within the IT distribution market in Australia and by the largest IT distributor in Taiwan. Internationally, Synnex is the second largest IT distributor in Australia, among the top two in China, number one in Thailand and number three in North America. Moreover, it is a major player in Hong Kong, Japan, Mexico and the UK.</p>
<p>Synnex endeavours to service all businesses in the IT industry including SME Resellers, System Integrators, Computer Retailers, Original Equipment Manufacturers, Corporate Retailers and VARs. Importantly, Synnex has established strategic partnerships with a large range of leading IT manufacturers.</p>
<p>Synnex differentiates itself from its competitors by its expertise in Supply Chain Management (SCM). The strategic implementation of Just in Time Delivery (JIT) offers scheduled deliveries and an efficient RMA service provides rapid warranty replacement. Superior SCM also ensures inventory is available and items are current.</p>
<p>Synnex was ranked 482 in "BRW1000" November 2004 based on CY2003 results.</p>
<p>For more information visit the company’s website at or alternatively call 1300 100 100.</p>
<p>Press Contacts:</p>
<p>Woei Chyi Lim
PR &amp; Marcoms Manager
(+ 65) 6432 2866</p>
<p>Dominic Hilton-Foster
Max Australia
(61 2) 9954 3492</p>

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