DCC Technology, which trades as Exertis, partners with many of the world’s leading technology brands to market and sell a range of technology products to a very wide customer base of technology retailers, etailers and resellers, primarily in the UK, Ireland, France, Sweden, Benelux and the United Arab Emirates. The business also has operations in Poland, China, USA, Germany, Spain and Norway. These technology products include a broad range of both consumer and business technology products with a focus on the SMB (small and medium businesses) market.
The primary categories of consumer technology products include gaming consoles, peripherals & software, wearable technology, consumer electronics (including smart home products) and accessories. Business technology products include computing products (including tablets and PCs), communications products (including smartphones, feature phones, accessories and unified communications), servers & storage, audio visual products, printers, peripherals, cables & connectors, networking & security products and consumables.
DCC Technology provides technology brand owners and manufacturers with an exceptionally broad customer reach and proactively markets their products through product and customer focused sales teams. The business provides a range of value-added services in the reseller and retail channels to both its customers and suppliers, including end-user fulfilment, digital distribution, category management and merchandising, product customisation and cross supplier bundling, third party logistics and web site development and management.
Reflecting the global nature of the technology supply chain, DCC Technology provides global supply chain services through its dedicated supply chain operations in Western Europe, Poland, China and the USA. These services include product sourcing & procurement, supplier hubbing, consignment stock programmes, supplier identification & qualification, quality assurance & compliance and supplier & customer fulfilment and are designed to deliver cost, capital and complexity optimisation for its global partners.
DCC Technology’s principal addressable markets are the retail and reseller channels for consumer and business technology products in the UK, Ireland, France, Sweden, Benelux and the United Arab Emirates. The value of the technology distribution market in these territories is estimated to be €26 billion.
During the year, DCC Technology acquired CUC, which distributes cables and connectors to French and German resellers. CUC has its own procurement office in Taiwan and the acquisition will help to grow Exertis’ cabling and connector business throughout Europe, in both the retail and reseller channels.
DCC Technology is now the largest distributor of technology products in the UK & Ireland and the third largest in Sweden. The business is also a leading distributor of consumer technology products in France. In the Benelux region, the business is focused on unified communications, audio visual and networking. DCC Technology is the fourth largest distributor of technology products in Europe.
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