Acer records strong second quarter MEA shipments

Acer boosted its second quarter 2006 unit sales 70.3% year-on-year across all form factors in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) market to 200,133 units, according to IDC data. The leap in sales meant that Acer retained third spot in the overall vendor rankings.

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By  Stuart Wilson Published  September 25, 2006

Acer boosted its second quarter 2006 unit sales 70.3% year-on-year across all form factors in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) market to 200,133 units according to IDC data. The leap in sales meant that Acer retained third spot in the overall vendor rankings. HP maintained top spot, shifting 361,426 units with Dell taking second place with sales of desktops, notebooks and x86 servers hitting 222,197 in MEA. Acer recorded the fastest year-on-year growth rate of the top seven vendors ranked by IDC and increased its overall market share to 8.4% from 5.8% a year earlier. Total shipments for all vendors in MEA hit 2.38 million units for the quarter — up 17.6% from the second quarter of 2005. “It is more and more evident that the more significant growths are registered on emerging countries where there is a dynamic economic situation,” commented Krishna Murthy, general manager at Acer Middle East. In total, Acer boosted its desktop sales 64.6% to 80,444 units in the second quarter with notebook volumes rocketing 75.2% to 118,964 units. The company’s x86 server sales remained small by comparison, with Acer selling just 725 units in the second quarter in MEA — a slight decline from the 2005 figure. “Acer’s strategy of exclusively indirect sales is testament to its effective and professional support of the channel partners and marketing activities we have helped create in the Middle East and we must thank all channels for their part in helping deliver the excellent growth we are realising in the region,” said Murthy. “Our efficient and dynamic organisation allows us to be competitive both on mature and emerging markets,” he added. “Most importantly, however, technology must be effortlessly functional and readily available for everyone.” “With the introduction of our innovative Acer Empowering Technology, Acer’s goal of breaking down the barriers between people and technology has proved the world over to be a clear indication of the success and reward for this strategy,” concluded Murthy.

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