Westcon Brazil has grown more than three-fold in 2008, fueled by a strong manufacturer portfolio and sales channel offerings.
According to two prominent publications in the region, Info2000 and Anuario Informatica Hoje, Westcon is now the fastest growing technology company in Brazil. On Info2000’s most recent ranking of companies, Westcon increased its ranking to 66 from 131; on Anuario Informatica Hoje’s list, the company’s ranking increased to 46 from 74.
Westcon Brazil has also achieved impressive accolades and awards from many of its manufacturer partners. In 2008, Cisco awarded Westcon Brazil “New Distributor of the Year” (a global award) as well as “Distributor of the Year” for Brazil. Westcon Brazil also received Websense’s All-Star award for having achieved impressive sales performance in Latin America for 2008.
Dean Douglas, president and CEO of Westcon Group, comments: “Brazil is strategic for Westcon Group not only for its market potential, but also as a platform for further development in Latin America. We are pleased to be recognized by the Brazilian market for our recent performance, which we achieved by remaining focused on making our customers more competitive.
“Westcon will continue to invest in Brazil, particularly in operations and logistics infrastructure, marketing and personnel training,” Douglas added. “We will also continue to provide liquidity to the Brazilian reseller market, which we consider to be very important for regional growth.”