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Seagate Signs VIP Computers For UK Distribution

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Warrington, United Kingdom - 18 June 2012, VIP Computers, one of the UK's largest independent distributors of components, peripherals and consumer products, is pleased to announce that it has been appointed as an authorised distributor for Seagate in the UK.

Duncan McAuley, purchasing director of VIP Computers, said: "We are delighted to be launching with Seagate.  This is a massive vendor acquisition for VIP and one that we have been working towards for four years.

"A direct relationship on hard drives has been the missing element for VIP and will strengthen our offering considerably," McAuley continued.

VIP will look to drive incremental growth through the channel by focusing on penetration into new customers as well as promoting the benefits of buying Seagate. 

Mark Whitby, vice president of EMEA Sales and Marketing, Seagate, said: "This is an exciting time in the storage industry with rapidly evolving opportunities in many markets including mobile computing, cloud computing and solid state storage. VIP's understanding of the local market will be instrumental in capitalising on these opportunities to grow both our businesses in the UK."

Under the agreement, VIP will now have a wider range of products, increased stock holding, and all purchases made through VIP will qualify for customer incentives through any future Seagate partner programs.

About VIP Computer Centre Limited

VIP Computers is the UK's largest independent distributor of components, peripherals and consumer products.  VIP concentrates on supplying the channel and partnering with its customers & vendors for mutual success.  VIP provides a wide portfolio of products and has a state of the art logistics and online ordering facilities.  VIP is an industry respected and award winning pan-European distributor based in UK, with offices in Holland, Spain and Dubai, and also in Miami, USA.  Group turnover was in excess of £176m for the year ending June 2010.

For more information, please visit: http://www.vip-computers.com/uk/index.aspx.

About Seagate

Seagate is the worldwide leader in hard disk drives and storage solutions. Learn more at http://www.seagate.com.