Acer’s mammoth month

PC vendor giant Acer has given itself a pat on the back after posting record global sales during the month of September. Revenues zoomed up 41.5% year-on-year to hit US$637.49m worldwide.

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By  Stuart Wilson Published  November 9, 2004

PC vendor giant Acer has given itself a pat on the back after posting record global sales during the month of September. Revenues zoomed up 41.5% year-on-year to hit US$637.49m worldwide. The Middle East operation played a prominent role in delivering the hefty top line growth, with Acer Middle East also posting its highest ever September sales. “Over the last nine months we have been working hard to drive the business forward and consolidate our position in the region.” said Krishna Murthy, general manager at Acer Middle East. “Innovative new product launches such as the Folio designed range of notebooks, and the introduction of the Ferrari 3200, the first 64-bit notebook PC available in the Middle East, have helped us achieve this record result.” In total, Acer’s worldwide sales for the first nine months of 2004 rocketed 48.5% to hit US$4.5bn. Besides the Middle East, Africa, Europe and China also played a pivotal role in driving worldwide sales growth. Acer Middle East is also expecting a bumper fourth quarter. According to Murthy, fourth quarter sales typically account for 40% of Acer’s annual Middle East sales. Given the early timing of Gitex this year, some product normally entering the channel in the fourth quarter was actually sold in during the third quarter instead. While this goes some way to explaining Acer Middle East’s blistering performance at a regional level in September, it should not detract from the global sales record.

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