AB Named Central & Eastern Europe Distributor of Year 2013

The AB Group was awarded with the prestigious title of Central & Eastern Europe Distributor of the Year 2013.  The award was presented during the conference Distree EMEA 2013, the largest event for IT industry representatives.

At the EMEA Channel Academy: 2013 Awards gala, ten regional distributors were presented with their awards. The AB Group was awarded in the category Central & Eastern Europe Distributor of the Year. In the run-up to the conference, representatives of senior management at the largest IT equipment manufacturers were asked to nominate their preferred distributors by region. In order to identify the winners in each region, their nominations were combined with the data from a ChannelWatch survey
conducted among resellers in EMEA countries by the company CONTEXT, which specialises
in distribution channels monitoring.

The two sets of votes were combined with the use of the parity system. This means that a special multiplier was used to give equal weight to the votes of manufacturers and resellers in each region, so that each group could contribute equally to the process of selecting the winners.

Adding the ChannelWatch data to the voting process on the best distributors of 2013 represents an important step forward. This means that in awarding distributors from EMEA countries we will take into account the opinion of their partners from higher and lower levels of the distribution chain, so that the results are more accurate and more reliable, says Farouk Hemray, CEO at DISTREE Events.

I would like to thank all our partners, both for the fruitful cooperation that results in mutual benefits and for the fact that they decided to vote for us. This is a sign of recognition and motivation for us to work in the future, says Mr Andrzej Przybyło, President of the Board at AB S.A. [JSC].

We have built out position on the close cooperation with suppliers of new technologies from around the world and resellers operating in the region of Central and Eastern Europe, explains Andrzej Przybyło.

The AB Group is one of the largest distributors in Europe. A jointly selected strategy helps the company to continue to increase its market share. Active in Poland, the Czech Republic
and Slovakia, AB has the largest partner base in the region and sells products to over 15,000 individual business partners every year. Revenue dynamics at AB has remained constant and high for the last four years.

The Distree conference was held on 19th-22nd February in Monte Carlo, bringing together directors and top managers representing international manufacturers
and IT distributors from over 80 countries in Europe, Middle East and Africa.