Acer sales soar by 50% in MEA region

Computer hardware giant Acer says that notebook sales are fuelling growth across Middle East and Africa.

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By  Stuart Wilson Published  April 17, 2007

Hardware giant Acer is still the number one name in the lucrative market for notebook PCs in Saudi Arabia, according to the vendor. Acer's Middle east and Africa sales soared 50% in 2006 and the company has a strong presence at this year's GITEX Saudi Arabia.

The Kingdom remains the strongest market for Acer in the region. The company claims to hold 28.8% market share in the Saudi Arabian notebook sector. In total, Acer sold just under 140,000 notebook units in the Kingdom in 2006.

"Notebooks are our best selling products in the Kingdom, and products like the Ferrari 1000 further demonstrate our determination to provide quality products to end users," said Emanuele Accolla, VP EMEA at Acer.

At this week's GITEX KSA, Acer has a dedicated stand focused on three key areas: convergence, mobility and enterprise. The event has also witnessed the global launch of the Aspire L310, a complete multimedia package for the home.

"The Aspire L310 is the perfect tool for in-house convergence, capable of integrating and managing various other products with ease. The L310 will give customers an all-in-one multimedia solution," said Krishna Murthy, general manager at Acer Middle East.

Acer is also making some serious noise about its commercial product lines. On display at the exhibition are Acer's best-in-class servers. The IT vendor also has a dedicated production plant in the Kingdom, which is capable of producing 120,000 PCs a year.

"Acer strongly believes in empowering its customers by providing state-of-the-art products, and at GITEX, we are confident that our direct and engaging presence is well received by our customers," added Murthy.

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