Jumbo takes off in distribution

Jumbo Electronics is ambitiously fixing its sights on becoming one of the largest IT distributors in the GCC, but admits it is also taking time to digest its current portfolio of vendors after recently striking a distribution agreement with HP's imaging and printing unit.

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By  Administrator Published  June 30, 2007

Jumbo Electronics is ambitiously fixing its sights on becoming one of the largest IT distributors in the GCC, but admits it is also taking time to digest its current portfolio of vendors after recently striking a distribution agreement with HP's imaging and printing unit.

"Over the last year, Jumbo has been the fastest-growing IT distributor in the UAE," claimed Bikas Biswas, general manager, IT at Jumbo Electronics. "We're operating in Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain, Oman and the UAE, and we're now trying to expand our presence in the other countries in the GCC. That's really where our focus is," he revealed.

In addition to HP, Jumbo currently carries Acer, Lenovo and LG products in its distribution portfolio. But the retailer-cum-distributor claims that, for the moment, it is more concerned with consolidating its offering than chasing agreements with new brands.

"As of now, we just need to sustain our current growth so we're not sure about picking up new businesses. If we take up more it will be from HP's other remaining businesses," Biswas told Channel Middle East.

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