AS “ELKO Grupa” has earned the Russia and CIS Distributor of the Year award. The award was received in EMEA Channel Academy: 2011 Awards ceremony which took place in Monaco last week in association with DISTREE XXL – the region’s premier channel event. Vendor executives with EMEA channel responsibility voted live for nine regional distributor categories. Three months prior to the award ceremony, Vendor executives with EMEA channel responsibility voted live for nine regional distributor categories. The ‘Russia & CIS Distributor of the Year’ award was contested between Asbis, Elko, Inline, Merlion and OCS. ELKO made it a hat trick of titles, picking up the 2011 award to add to its success in this category in both 2010 and 2009.
“These awards also showcased the continued diversity that exists in the EMEA distribution channel,” said Farouk Hemraj, the organizers of the awards. “The relationship between vendors and distributors is more important than ever as channel models evolve and the services offered expand and deepen.”
AS “ELKO Grupa” president Egons Mednis admits: “This is a real pleasure that trade representatives from Russia and CIS for many years have evaluated the products and service of ELKO. Success is gained due to developed business strategy and positive cooperation with trade representatives in Russia and CIS. This award confirms that AS “ELKO Grupa” is an important, persistent and reliable IT partner for producers and customers not only in the Baltic States, but also in Russia and CIS. We say many thanks to our partners and customers who voted for us and expressed their opinion about ELKO. We highly appreciate that.”
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About ELKO Group
ELKO Group was founded in 1993 and is one the biggest Latvia's enterprises. The main operational direction of the enterprise is the wholesale of computer engineering and electronic goods in the Baltic States, Central and Eastern Europe and CIS countries. The enterprise represents more than 80 producers and sells their goods to approximately 6300 retailers, local providers of computer engineering solutions and system integrators. ELKO Group offers more than 9000 product names from the world's most famous suppliers – Acer, Intel, Seagate, Samsung, Sony, TomTom, Western Digital and others. Currently, there are more than 340 people employed in the enterprise. ELKO Group is owned by several legal persons, as well as by Amber Trust investment fund and investment funds related to East Capital Asset Management.
More about ELKO Group: www.elkogroup.com