About the company

The trust bestowed upon us by our customers is proven by the fact that the AB Group is the only Polish company to be listed among the nine largest IT distributors and e-commerce solution providers in Europe. What is more, for many years now we have held a leading position in Poland, as well as in Central and Eastern Europe. We provide you with 100,000 products – take advantage of the opportunities we give you and become one of our 16,000 business partners. We are one of the leading providers of cloud and e-commerce services, Value-Added Distribution (VAD), as well as household appliances, consumer electronics and toys. In order to meet your requirements, we use our extensive logistics facilities, which enables us to constantly expand the scope of our activities and grow the number of our business partners.

96 000 products in offer
16 000 commercial partners
1 100 employees in Europe
30 years on the IT market

The Board

Andrzej Przybyło - zdjęcie
Andrzej Przybyło
President of the Board
Zbigniew Mądry - zdjęcie
Zbigniew Mądry
Member of the Board, Sales Director
Grzegorz Ochędzan - zdjęcie
Grzegorz Ochędzan
Member of the Board, CFO
Krzysztof Kucharski - zdjęcie
Krzysztof Kucharski
Member of the Board, Director of Corporate and Legal Affairs

A graduate of the University of Wrocław. He tied up his professional career in IT and business. In the years 1990–1996 he ran a business under the company „A&B” in Wrocław. Founder and one of the main shareholders of AB, in which he has been the President of the Management Board since 1998. Member of the Supervisory Board of the subsidiary ALSEN Sp. z o.o. with its registered office in Katowice and the Chairman of the Supervisory Board of AT Computers Holding a.s. As the President of the Board, Mr. Andrzej Przybyło represents the Company outside, manages the work of the Board, chairs the meetings of the Board and coordinates its work.

History

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1990 Foundation of family business – AB Commercial Enterprises
AB was founded in the early 90's as a single-person company. It was a moment of enormous economic changes in Poland. Only opening up to the West showed the extent to which Poland was undeveloped in terms of IT infrastructure in comparison to richer countries of Western Europe. Both individual customers as well as state and private sector were interested in computers and new technologies. The 90's was also the time of prosperity for a lot of small private companies. Young entrepreneurs did not have good examples to follow and ready-made solutions which they could use. Each new entrepreneur had to put a lot of work and time to gradually learn to develop business in the new economic order. The Chairman Andrzej Przybyło decided to take this step and as shown by the time it was the beginning of a success.
1993 Foundation of AB Iwona Przybyło Commercial Enterprises with its headquarters in Wrocław
Foundation of AB Iwona Przybyło Commercial Enterprises with its headquarters in Wrocław
1994 Developing a network of branches in major Polish cities
Despite poor road infrastructure and lack of friendly means of communications such as e.g. mobile phones, AB decided to respond to market needs and consumers by expanding network of its branches in the largest Polish cities such as Wrocław, Warsaw, Łódź Katowice, Szczecin, Gdańsk, Poznań and Krakow. In was a big step forward in the company's history. The customer relationship get added value – quick implementation of customer needs and building long-lasting trading relationships by availability of traders.
2000 Implementation of ERP
ERP implementation was combined with on-line integration of other branches with the logistics system in Wrocław. Originally each branch had its own system and has been managed separately. In order to improve the functioning of ever-blooming company, it has been decided to implement Enterprise Resource Planning System. It allowed for costs optimization and further expansion within the IT distribution market.
2000 Start-up of AB Online
AB Online is one of the first websites of IT distribution covering from the very beginning full integration with ERP (in terms of sale, service, logistics).
2006 First initial offering of shares and début on the Warsaw Stock Exchange
Flourishing, in 2006 the company decided to début on the Warsaw Stock Exchange. After the introduction of the company to the stock exchange the management board didn't stop developing but proceeded to implement the objectives specified in the prospectus such as development of new sale channels and directions. Today AB is present not only in countries neighbouring with Poland from the South but also exports goods to such countries as Lithuania, Latvia or Ukraine. Moreover, the company decided to optimize and develop the product portfolio and improve operational efficiency and profitability.
2007 Acquisition of ATComuputers Holding a.s.
One of the elements of the Prospectus was international expansion. Thanks to acquired capital, already in 2007, AB acquired Czech AT Computers Holding a.s. – IT distributor and computer manufacturer operating in the Czech and Slovak markets, becoming a leader in the distribution sector within the area of its operation. It was one of the largest successful acquisitions on the market. Acquisition of ATC took place in the moment of the economic boom, which allowed to gain the benefits resulting from the synergy and increase the scope of operations. At the time of purchase, ATC was the third largest company in the Czech Republic and Slovakia, and is now in terms of revenue market leader in the Czech Republic.
2008 Modernization and development of logistic centre
The strength of AB is its modern logistic system. In the years 2008/2009 Wrocław Distribution Centre was modernised on the basis of the latest solutions within the scope of warehousing techniques. Multi-level mezzanine for collecting product and integrated, fully-scalable warehouse automation system significantly affected efficiency and decreased logistic costs.
2008 Implementation of ISO 9001:2008 and 14001:2005
The company gained the certificate of Quality Management System ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 14001 certification regarding environmental management system which purpose is to enable organizations to develop policy and environmental objectives.
2009 Membership acceptance - “Global Technology Distribution Council”
„Global Technology Distribution Council” is a prestigious association gathering the largest and the most influential distributors from all over the world. Its mission is to familiarize IT manufacturers and investors the role of distribution in the market of new technologies and creating a common communication platform. Thanks to the membership of leading companies the association creates its policy and set the trends in the distribution market in the whole world. Membership by invitation only.
2010 Implementation of a new ERP and BI system
The company of AB has decided to update the ERP platform in order to improve management processes within key business areas. Access to rapid and precise information is vital. Serving 15 thousand trading partners and offering a wide range of products – more than 700 brands, the IT system is an indispensable tool for the smooth functioning of the company and releasing additional development potential.As a result of ERP implementation a new comprehensive system streamlining business processes has been formed. A great advantage of implementation of the new ERP system was a parallel implementation of Business Intelligence Program. The company gained a developed solution for controlling, budgeting and reporting processes ensuring strict control over financial and logistic processes.
2011 Ernst&Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2011
In November 2011 Andrzej Przybyło, Chairman of the Board of AB, was awarded the title of the Entrepreneur of the Year 2011 in the category of Services. The competition was organized by Ernst&Young for the ninth time and enjoys high prestige in the business world. The Chairman of the Board of AB was awarded the prize “for combining competence, fortitude and passion, and for all his efforts put in creating the company”. This special award coincided with another record financial year for AB Group and the past two decades of the company.
2012 Implementation of EMAS Eco-management System
This is the most reliable standard of environmental management, requiring higher standard than the international norm ISO 14001. Belonging to the above system is a guarantee of the reliability of environmental organization for its business partners, national administration and public opinion.
2013 Acquisition of Rekman - leading toys distributor
AB S.A. bought 100 percent shares of a leading Polish toys distributor - Rekman. Thus, it expanded activities on the toys distribution segment.
2013 Introducing a new AB system Online
The system has gained a number of new functionalities and new more user-friendly interface.
2013 AB Distribution of the Year 2013 of the Central and Eastern Europe
AG Group was awarded in the category “Central and Eastern Europe Distributor of the Year”. The award was presented during the Distree EMEA 2013 conference – the most important event gathering representatives of IT industry. Distributor of the Year 2013 title was awarded to the AB Group as a result of the merger of votes of the largest IT hardware manufacturers and as a result of Channel Watch survey conducted by the company of CONTEXT within the area of EMEA among resellers.
2013 Launch of the TB Touch brand
TB Touch is a new brand of tablets. It consists of four lines of products: Ignis, Aqua, Terra, Aer - with different technological advancement levels. This is the fourth AB S.A. store brand under the TB sign. After TB Print (printer consumables), TB Energy (LED light sources) and TB Clean (cleaning agents for electronic equipment) the TB Touch time has come.
2013 Purchase of Optimus
AB S.A. buys one of the most famous brands in the Polish IT history - Optimus. At the same time the Optimus sp. z o.o. subsidiary has been established, which will be simultaneously: the franchisor, integrator and equipment manufacturer. Computers, servers and Optimus network devices will, among others, enter the market.
2014 E-commerce services development
The company is constantly striving to develop its e-commerce services. A number of comprehensive solutions for resellers were introduced as a result, including dropshipping services, integration with the Allegro auction platform, innovative technology, 3D product presentations and 360° views
2014 The EMEA Distributor Initiative of the Year Award for the relaunch of the Optimus brand
AB Group has been awarded for the relaunch of the Optimus brand. The project was recognised for creativity, innovation and the impact on both the company and the market.
2014 New distribution center in Magnice
AB S.A. builds the new distribution centre, located in logistically perfect place – Magnice (148 000 square metres) – a strategic location by reason of proximity to A4 motorway and Wrocław’s ring road.
2015 "Distributor of the Year" title awarded to AB S.A. in the annual CRN Poland readers' poll.
The winners of the competition were determined by the votes of the resellers and integrators who thus pointed out people and companies with the biggest influence on the distribution channel of the Polish IT industry. AB S.A. won the "Distributor of the Year" title for the fifth year running.
2015 Completion of the new AB S.A. Distribution Center in Magnice near Wroclaw
The new AB S.A. Distribution Center will stand out, among others, due to cutting-edge solutions for warehouse automation. The full launch of the Centre is planned in the summer of 2015.
2016 Ceremonial opening of the new AB S.A. Distribution Center AB in Magnice near Wroclaw
Fully launched the Distribution Center with the highest quantitative and qualitative parameters in the region, where the most modern and innovative solutions in the field of warehouse automation and logistics
2016 "Distributor of the Year" title awarded to AB S.A. in the annual CRN Poland readers' poll
The winners of the competition were determined by the votes of the resellers and integrators who thus pointed out people and companies with the biggest influence on the distribution channel of the Polish IT industry. AB S.A. won the "Distributor of the Year" title for the sixth year running
2016 AB S.A. was awarded the "Broadline Distributor of the Year 2015" by the global research organization CONTEXT
The title of "Broadliner Distributor of the Year 2015-2016" on the Polish market was awarded on the basis of the results of the conducted research CONTEXT ChannelWatch 2015 among more than 5 thousand resellers in Europe
2017 "Distributor of the year Central & Eastern Europe" and "Distributor of the year Poland" titles awarded to AB S.A
Hewlett Packard Enterprise, during the "Distribution Partner Conference CEEI & MEMA 2017" held in Athens, awarded AB S.A. two prestigious awards: "Distributor of the year Central & Eastern Europe" and "Distributor of the year Poland"
2018 AB S.A. was awarded the title of "Broadline Distributor of the Year 2017" by the global research organization CONTEXT.
The title of "Broadline Distributor of the Year 2017" on the Polish market was awarded on the basis of research results carried out by the prestigious organization CONTEXT, which deals with market prognosis and price strategy within the ICT sector in Central and Eastern Europe.
2018 AB S.A. received “Innowatory Wprost” award in the Business Services category.
“Innowatory Wprost” is a prestigious award granted by a weekly newspaper “Wprost” for the most innovative companies in Poland.
2018 AB S.A. together with WSB University (Wyższa Szkoła Bankowa) in Wroclaw created a new postgraduate course - "IT solutions in cloud computing".
New study program includes mainly practical issues related to cloud computing.

Prizes and awards

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Distributor of the Year 2000
by CRN Polska
Best European Distributor
CTX in 2000
IT Distribution Quality Certificate
by CRN Polska for highest quality IT after-sales service
Intel Reward
the most client-oriented distributor in European, Middle East and African Region in 2002
Trustworthy contractor recommendation
by Narodowy Rejestr Długów (National Debt Register)
Distributor of the year 2003 by CHIP magazine
in sales channels financial conditions category
„Most client-oriented distributor in EMEA”
by Intel FMM
Best Hewlett-Packard distributor
in Europe, Middle East and African Region,
Venture 2005 nomination
„Most dynamic company” category
Biggest market share in Intel Dual-core sales by Intel
among Central and East European Distributors in the 1st quarter of 2006
Distributor of the year 2005
by CRN Polska
16th place in Puls Biznesu daily magazine plebiscite
Filary Polskiej Gospodarki (Polish Economy Pillars) in Lower Silesia province
AB among one hundred of most effective listed companies
in prestigious “Kolaja and Partners” ranking
Gepardy Biznesu (Business Cheetahs) 2nd edition prize
„Most Dynamic Company in Lower Silesia province”
Company of the Decade
by CRN Polska
Forbes Diamonds prize
„Companies with revenue over 200 mln PLN” category
“Man of the Year in IT” for Andrzej Przybyło
President of the Board, by CRN Polska.
Prize by Intel
Outstanding support in building IT market and distribution
Membership in the Gobal Technology Distribution Council
association of world biggest IT distributors.
Distributor of the year 2010
by CRN Polska
2nd place in Parkiet Magazine ranking
"Stock Exchange Locomotives" in “small companies" (capitalization between 100-500 mln PLN) category
Authorized Economic Operator
AEO certificate
"The European Business Awards" competition
Polish representative
11th place in Parkiet Magazine ranking
„Polish Economy Pearls”
„Meets investors’ requirements” prize
by Puls Biznesu magazine
2nd place in Gazeta Prawna Daily Magazine “Polish Companies
Polish capital development” ranking – “Most dynamic company of 2009” category
Distributor of the Year 2011
by Microsoft
2nd place for AB Group in the biggest Polish IT companies ranking
“Businessman.pl Teleinfo 500” Report, XIV edition,
The Entrepreneur of the Year 2001 for Andrzej Przybyło
the President of the Board by Ernst & Young
Best Partnership Program
by IT Reseller
Golden Bell – Distributor of the Year 2011
by Mobility Magazine
Distributor of the Year 2012
by Microsoft
TB Partner – the Best Partnership Program
by IT Reseller
„Reliable Employer in IT” title
for AB by Rzeczpospolita Daily Magazine
Client’s Laurel
for TB Print
Quality International 2012 Title
for Alsen
Partners’ Golden Ten
in ESET
AB S.A. has received a certificate of the "Pearl of the Polish economy"
in the category of GREAT PEARLS
Distributor of the Year 2012
in HP Business PC sales category
Man of the Year 2012 by tuwroclaw.com portal
web surfers prize for Andrzej Przybyło
ATC - Distributor of the Year 2012
by Reseller Magazine
ATC - "Broadline distributor of 2012"
by ChannelWorld
ATC - Best partners meetings 2012
by ChannelWorld
Responsible Employer of the Year
HR Leader 2013
Distributor of the Year in CEE Region for AB Group
(Distree 2013)
„Personality of the Year in IT” for Andrzej Przybyło
President of the Board by CRN Polska
Distributor of the Year 2013
by CRN Polska
"Company of the Last Fifteen Years"
by CRN Polska Best Quality HR Certificate
Award Gold As IT
in the category of the "Distributor of the Year".
The AB S.A. received the Business Credibility Certificate awarded
by Bisnode Polska, a strategic partner of Dun&Bradstreet
The Highest Quality HR award
was granted to the AB S.A. by the Polish Association of Human Resource Management. The AB S.A. kept the title it won in 2013.
The "2014 Solid Employer of the Year"
title goes to the AB S.A.
AB SA receives an award for the biggest number of Schneider Electric ITB's single-phase UPS
units sold in 2013
Personality of the Year in IT title for Andrzej Przybyło, President, AB S.A.
by the readers of CRN Polska
AB the Distributor of the Year 2013 title
CRN Polska readers award
Award in the category EMEA Distributor Initiative of the Year
for the Optimus Brand Relaunch
The title Pearl of the Polish Economy
in the category Great Pearls according to the ranking by the Institute of Economics of the Polish Academy of Sciences and the Rynek Polski publishing house (2013)
HP PARTNER EXCELLENCE AWARD
in the category 2013 HP Distributor – Computer Hardware
HP PARTNER EXCELLENCE AWARD
award for AB S.A. for largest computer sales volume in 2014 (title: 2014 HP DISTRIBUTOR, pl: HP DYSTRYBUTOR 2014 ROKU)
The Authorised Distributor Certificate
from Transcend Information for AB S.A.
The Reliable Employer and HR Leader
2015 for AB S.A.
AB S.A. – largest increase of turnover with Distribution Led partners
achieved by the Distributor in the area of HP Industry Standard Servers
HP PARTNER EXCELLENCE AWARD
award for AB S.A. for largest computer sales volume in 2014 (title: 2014 HP DISTRIBUTOR, pl: HP DYSTRYBUTOR 2014 ROKU)
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
AB S.A. award for "The Largest Active Partner in 2015"
Employers of Poland "Wektor 2015" award
for Andrzej Przybyło for "creating the largest distribution company in Central and Eastern Europe and its financial success"
"Personality of the Year in IT"
a prize for Andrzej Przybyło in the CRN plebiscite
AB the Distributor of the Year title
CRN Polska readers award
AB S.A. was awarded the "Broadliner Distributor of the Year 2015"
by the global research organization CONTEXT
AB with the title of Distributor of the Year
by Microsoft
AB awarded "Distributor of the Year"
by HP Inc.
"The largest number of active Partners in 2016"
Hewlett Packard Enterprise award
Microsoft - AB S.A. with the title "2017 Partner of the Year"
in two categories: Commercial Distributor and OEM Distributor
AB S.A. was awarded the "Broadliner Distributor of the Year 2016"
by the global research organization CONTEXT
"Distributor of the year Poland"
award from HPE during Distribution Partner Conference CEEI & MEMA 2017
"Distributor of the year Central & Eastern Europe"
award from HPE during Distribution Partner Conference CEEI & MEMA 2017
"Distributor of the Year in Poland"
according to IT Reseller magazine
Distributor of the Year in Poland
IT Reseller magazine
Distributor of the year Central & Eastern Europe
Award received from HPE during the Distribution Partner Conference CEEI & MEMA 2017
Distributor of the year Poland
award received from HPE during the Distribution Partner Conference CEEI & MEMA 2017
CONTEXT ChannelWatch 2017
Broadline Distributor of the Year in Poland and the Czech Republic
Distributor of the Year in the consumer products category
Award granted by Lenovo during the Lenovo Top Partners Award 2018
Distinction "For the highest level of investor relations directed to individual investors"
Awarded by the Association of Individual Investors
IT Market personality
Andrzej Przybyło award granted by CRN Poland readers
Distributor sales director
Award for Patrycja Gawarecka from CRN Poland readers
Trader of the Year
An award for Łukasz Knap from CRN Poland readers
Distributor of the Year 2017
Award granted by Epson
The largest number of active partners in 2017
The prize was awarded by Hewlett Packard Enterprise
IT CHAMPION 2018: Distributor Cloud
The prize was awarded by IT Reseller magazine
IT CHAMPION 2018: Distributor Sales Director
An award for Patrycja Gawarecka granted by IT Reseller magazine
IT CHAMPION 2018: Special Editorial Award
The editors of IT Reseller magazine awarded the Special Award to the Management Board of AB S.A.
IM Equipment Distributor of the Year
Award granted by Samsung
Sales Leader 2018
Award granted by Kaspersky
Distributor of the year: Software and Device Sales
The prize was awarded by Microsoft
Wprost Innovators 2018
Award in the category of Business services
HP Distributor of the Year 2018
Awarded by HP inc.
Pearls of the Polish Economy
The prize was awarded by the Polish Market magazine in the Great Pearl category
Award for distributors from the Central and Eastern Europe region
For the sale of SMB Hewlett Packard Enterprise solutions
Infrastructure Solution Distributor of The Year 2019
Award from Dell EMC
The largest value of distribution sales of Systems Secure Power solutions in 2018,
Received during the Innovation Summit Prague 2019 from Schneider Electronic
Distributor of the Year in Poland
During the IT CHAMPIONS 2019 gala organized by IT Reseller
Best Sales and Marketing Director
For Patrycja Gawarecka during the IT CHAMPIONS 2019 gala organized by IT Reseller
IT Industry Personality of the Year
For Zbigniew Mądry during the IT CHAMPIONS 2019 gala organized by IT Reseller
Distributor of the Year
In the CRN Poland poll
IT Market personality award
For Andrzej Przybyło in the CRN Poland poll.
Distributor Sales Director
For Patrycja Gawarecka in the CRN Poland poll.
Trader of the Year
For Katarzyna Żmijewska in the CRN Poland poll

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Management systems

Our activities and operations are based on an integrated management system that combines quality policy with care for the environment. Your satisfaction means the world to us, which is why we are constantly improving the system by introducing new infrastructure solutions. We comply with the law, constantly striving to achieve the maximum level of your satisfaction with the services we provide. We achieve this strategic goal, while taking care of:

  • compliance with legal and environmental regulations;
  • guaranteeing the timeliness and execution of orders;
  • shortening the delivery times;
  • increasing sales of offered products;
  • elimination of deficiencies and complaints;
  • efficient and economical use of energy and water;
  • reducing the amount of generated technological waste and conducting rational and environmentally safe waste management processes;
  • continuous improvement of the functioning of the entire organisation;
Quality policy

At AB S.A. we believe quality to be a fundamental factor guaranteeing your satisfaction and competitive edge on the market. Satisfying your needs by building long-lasting relationships and offering products of the highest quality with the use of the most innovative sales techniques is an ever-current and overarching goal of our company.

Environmental policy

Taking care of the natural environment is one of the priorities in our business activities. Guided by the above principle, we implement pro-environmental measures in our everyday work.

Environmental statement

We are the leader not only on the IT and consumer electronics market in Central and Eastern Europe – we are also the first company in the IT sector in Poland to have implemented the prestigious Eco-Management and Audit System – EMAS – in our company. This is the highest environmental management certificate available in the European Union.

Certificates

The prestige of being among the companies which conduct their activity in accordance with the sustainable development principles and use ISO management systems are confirmed by the certificates held by our company.