Drive Control Corporation (DCC) has been appointed as the official distributor for Dell's Southern African Development Community (SADC) business and will be responsible for promoting and selling the company's small medium business (SMB) and commercial products which includes notebooks and servers to Mozambique, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Malawi, Zambia, Angola and Namibia.
Dell is currently establishing service centres in each of the partner countries.
"Due to our existing relationship with Dell in South Africa as well as strong logistics which includes our successful branch in Botswana, the distribution appointment made sense to both parties. Indeed, South Africa has become a logical point of distribution for the rest of Africa which is quite a departure from a few years back and we look forward to the challenge and growing Dell's business in the SADC region," comments Mandy Porter, Dell business unit manager at DCC.
"Africa offers huge opportunity to multinationals such as Dell and its partners; the continent has an abundance of natural resources and as such, emerging markets are increasingly enjoying the benefits that come with technology.
"This said, the SMB market is relatively unknown in terms of its strength as the numbers are quite skewed. However, Botswana has been a huge success story for DCC and we hope to achieve similar success in the other countries," adds Porter.
DCC distributes Dell's SMB products which include desktops, notebooks and servers. Product ranges include the Dell Inspiron, Vostro, XPS, Optiplex and Latitude notebooks.
In the near future all warranties on products will include parts only until the respective country service centres are up and running.