Media Release: IQ SYS named fastest-growing distributor EMEA at the IGEL Awards

IQ Sys has been named the fastest-growing distributor EMEA at the prestigious IGEL Awards in Germany.

Unveiled as the winner of the ‘Fastest Growing Distributor EMEA’ Award for 2009 at an event in Bremen, the distribution group underlined its market leading status with year-on-year growth in spite of extremely challenging trading conditions.

At a time when many IT vendors experienced a decline in sales revenues, IGEL enjoyed a three per cent worldwide growth in a Thin Client market that declined by 6.3 per cent, with the IQ Sys’ growth rate during this period standing at 13 per cent.

“We are delighted to have won this award. To have driven double-digit growth while many vendors are losing ground demonstrates the strength of the value proposition we have taken to market and underlines a commitment to excellence on the part of our talented team,” said David Turner, vendor development manager at IQ Sys.

Since announcing its partnership with IGEL in 2007, IQ Sys has provided UK resellers and systems integrators involved in delivering desktop virtualisation with access to the complete IGEL range of 20 different Universal Desktop models plus the most powerful remote management software in the industry.

Turner added: “There are a number of drivers pushing this technology forward, from key virtualisation projects to Green IT, powering explosive growth.”

IQ Sys was acquired by SCH Distribution (SCHd) – part of the SCH Group, Europe’s largest independent technology business – in July 2009. Combining the Citrix specialists’ UK market leader status with its already strong position in Citrix solutions and services.

Joining the SCHd group has enabled IQ Sys to extend its reach as part of a premier and established distribution group that is also one of the market leaders with key vendors including Citrix, HP, IBM, Sun, Symantec and VMware. Furthermore, the combined entity has a leading position in server and storage capabilities.

About SCH Distribution (SCHd)

SCH Distribution (SCHd) has over 25 years experience of helping UK resellers gain channel advantage. Its companies supply leading technology brands to computer resellers including on-line retailers, mail order, systems integrators and value added resellers. SCHd operates through the market leading brands of ETC in the UK, France and The Netherlands, in addition to Interchange in the UK and Bestware in France.

Moreover, in the UK, SCHd recently acquired Interface Solutions (ISI), the UK’s largest IBM, Lenovo and Sun distributor. In July 2009, it acquired IQ Sys, the distribution market leader with Citrix in the UK. SCHd is part of SCH, Europe’s largest independent technology group, and accounts for over 40 per cent of annual group turnover, which is approaching £1 billion annually.

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