Hitachi Data Systems has announced a strategic partnership with Mitsumi Distribution to extend its footprint in East and West Africa.
The partnership is set to strengthen HDS’s position in these markets, with co-investment in technical support staff, sales and market activities. In addition, Mitsumi will recruit partners to work with the enterprise team to sell and support HDS solutions.
Mitsumi Distribution is the largest IT, consumer electronics and telecommunications distributor in Africa. Commenting on the partnership, Mitesh Shah, Managing Director of Mitsumi Distribution, says: “There is immense potential in the African market. With new technologies constantly hitting our shores, we will see a lot of innovation within the distribution space.”
Mitsumi offers several key benefits for HDS to grow in East and West Africa. These include a specialised separate service centre, providing high quality service for vendor partners and clients across the region; in-country sales and pre-sales consultants; and an authorised warranty and service centre.