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Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Samsung strengthens partnership with ECS for ICT distribution in Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 25 January 2011 – Global leading consumer electronics provider, Samsung has strengthened its partnership with leading ICT distribution hub ECS ICT Berhad (“ECS”, “佳杰科技”; Bloomberg: ECS MK; Reuters: ECSI.KL) to distribute the entire range of Samsung notebooks and Galaxy Tab to the Malaysian market.

Samsung’s Malaysia unit, Samsung Malaysia Electronics Sdn Bhd today signed the distribution agreement with ECS Astar Sdn Bhd, a wholly-owned subsidiary of ECS. In addition to distributing Samsung notebooks, ECS will also be the authorised distributor for Samsung’s Galaxy Tab through the IT channel in Malaysia.

Prior to this, Samsung Malaysia had appointed ECS as its distributor for LCD monitors in 2005, printers and consumables in 2009, and Large Format LCD monitors in 2010.

ECS Managing Director, Foo Sen Chin, said, “ECS is deeply honoured to be entrusted with distributing another exciting range of Samsung high-value products, and believe that this is the result of our excellent performance in the past. We expect these additional Samsung products will contribute positively to the Group’s financial performance in FY2011 and onwards.”

Foo added, “ECS will continue to keep up our commitment to enhance our reseller base, to enable our suppliers to leverage on our wider distribution network nationwide. We at ECS take pride in being the distributor of choice for an extended range of Samsung products, as it reinforces our position as a leading ICT distribution hub in Malaysia.”

Samsung Malaysia’s Managing Director, Yu Jai Sul, said, “The Malaysian market is very close to our hearts, with its thriving business community, and ever-growing population of technologically-savvy users. This strengthens our resolve to introduce new products, and make them more accessible to the man on the street.”

“Our collaboration with ECS in the past 5 years has yielded very positive results, and we hope to repeat this success with the range of notebooks and tablet. In fact, with this reinforced collaboration with ECS, we target to increase our market share to be among the top five notebook brands in Malaysia by 2012,” continued Yu.