Aramex extends Tech Data's reach in Jordan

Logistics provider Aramex International and Tech Data have signed a new agreement which will allow the specialist IT distributor to extend its territorial reach into Jordan.

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By  Paul Barthram Published  December 10, 2003

Logistics provider Aramex International and Tech Data have signed a new agreement which will allow the specialist IT distributor to extend its territorial reach into Jordan.

The agreement allows Aramex to manage Tech Data's logistics, warehousing and distribution cycles but also allows for the IT distributor to have a certain degree of autonomy through the set up of a parallel IT system to monitor in real time the processing of goods shipped.

"It's not a text book in-sourced or outsourced logistics contract, it's a real hybrid," explains Steve Lockie, managing director, Tech Data. "Our management, their logistics strength, racks, shelving, warehouse, but our goods going in there."

Aramex will manage Tech Data's warehousing and distribution needs in Jordan from its state-of-the-art logistics facility located at the Queen Alia Airport Free Zone in Amman. The result of the agreement means Tech Data will now be able to offer its portfolio of IT components to computer resellers and retailers across the Jordanian region.

"We are very proud of our new affiliation with Tech Data in Jordan - it is a testament to the success of the relationship we have shared in Bahrain. As its partner, we're delighted to be a part of the company's vision for growth in the region and are committed to making its expansion plans into the Levant equally successful," says Iyad Kamal, vice president logistics & ground services, Aramex International.

Tech Data's working relationship with Aramex stretches back four years to when the companies first started working together in Bahrain due to the strength of Aramex's performance, Lockie says the company were a natural choice when considering a partner for Jordan.

"We'd [really] chosen Aramex when we went with them in Bahrain four years ago, because even at that time we were saying we didn't want to have ten logistic partners Aramex are such an acknowledged market leader in Jordan, they are so far ahead of the competition it made no sense to go in ahead with anybody else," Lockie confers.

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