Top 15 largest Dubai-based distributors

The fifteen largest distributors working out of Dubai, from broad-based distribution outfits to niche specialists and VADs

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By  Andrew Seymour Published  March 24, 2008

2. Aptec Holdings Limited

2007 sales: $470m

In the hotseat: Ali Baghdadi

Employees: 330

Active Accounts: 2,500

No. Middle East offices outside Dubai: 4

Geographic remit: Middle East & North Africa

www.apteconline.com

PO Box 33550, Dubai Internet City, Dubai, UAE

Tel: +971 4 3697 111

Background: Following the acquisition of Tech Data's components and enterprise business last year, Aptec has reaffirmed itself as a formidable IT distribution house.

With TDME now added to the stable - and overseeing key franchises with vendors such as Cisco, Oracle and Western Digital - the Aptec group boasts over 500 employees, and almost 70% of them are in distribution functions.

Enhancements to its online systems, including the automation of quote tracking and sales orders, have strengthened Aptec's relationship with partners.

2008 strategy: Having attracted an investment fund and restructured the company financially last year, Aptec is in a strong position to reach its corporate objectives this year. The signings of Adobe, ISS, NetApp and Secure Computing during the past year also indicate the direction Aptec is going.

*This figure is a Channel Middle East estimate based on average distribution market growth and our calculation of the value of business inherited from Tech Data Middle East.

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