Esquire Technologies, a South African digital lifestyle focused IT distributor and the 2012 African Distributor of the Year – has won the ChannelWise 2012 Peripheral Distributor of the Year Award.
The overall ChannelWise Top Distributor Award was a closely contested affair and featured the giants of the industry, with Esquire Technologies finishing in third position at a ceremony at Vodacom World, Midrand, Johannesburg, on Friday.
Asgar Mahomed, Managing Director of Esquire, said: “Up against the captains of the industry we were humbled that our value added resellers voted for us and that our innovation and excellence have been recognised through multiple nominations – and the winning of the Peripheral Distributor of the Year Award.”
In other categories, the SA distributor was ranked second in the Personal Computers category, third in Software, fourth in the Servers and Storage category and in the Smartphone and Tablet PC category – with its locally designed Geeko Tablet PC. Esquire also managed a fifth position in the Mobile Computers category.
Mahomed said Esquire’s development and nurturing of strong alliances with its small and medium sized enterprises (SME) resellers is a further demonstration of the company’s contribution to the South African economy.
“Esquire works closely with these resellers and assists them to grow their businesses by bringing in innovative, cutting-edge technology from global markets, such as the USA, Europe, Middle East and Pacific Rim.
“Esquire has consistently achieved a strong financial performance, demonstrated by a steady growth year on year, with a strong emphasis on peripherals and gadgets for our channel.”
Mahomed added: “This award is dedicated to our staff, who have played a pivotal role in enabling the company to be recognised for its efforts in serving its reseller channel customers.”