Schneider Electric announces Dicker Data as a new IT distributor in New Zealand

New distribution landscape supports business growth and aligns with robust Partner Program to be launched in September.

Auckland, New Zealand, 2 August 2017Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management and automation, today announced Dicker Data as a new IT distributor in New Zealand. The partnership agreement allows Dicker Data to distribute APC by Schneider Electric's solutions and service its channel partners in the region.

“Dicker Data is an expert and focused distributor enabling Schneider Electric’s IT Division to reach new markets. We’re confident this partnership will expand our customer exposure and help us access a target audience in the New Zealand marketplace,” said Muralee Kanagaratnam, General Manager, Operations, Channels and Alliances, Pacific.

“The new distribution landscape in New Zealand will best serve our aspirations for future growth. In September, we will be launching an exciting and new partner program that will help ensure we offer the services and tools necessary for our partners to be more successful, and ultimately more profitable,” said Muralee.

Dicker Data COO, Vlad Mitnovetski added; “We’re excited to welcome Schneider Electric’s IT Division into the Dicker Data vendor portfolio in New Zealand. The APC by Schneider Electric product range will provide our SMB and Enterprise reseller base with a broader range of power and UPS options from one of the world’s technology leaders. We look forward to growing APC by Schneider Electric’s market share in all segments and increasing the profitability of our partners in New Zealand,” he said.

Dicker Data joins Westcon in APC by Schneider Electric’s IT distribution network in New Zealand. Westcon has been a trusted and reliable APC by Schneider Electric IT distributor and will continue to work closely together to drive the great momentum built over many years.

Ingram Micro will cease distributing APC products after 31st August 2017. This change is relevant to only New Zealand and does not impact the distribution model in Australia. “We would like to thank Ingram Micro for their support and development of the APC by Schneider Electric business over the years and wish them every success,” Muralee said.

For further information, please contact Schneider Electric on 0800 333 373 or visit www.apc.com/nz

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