EMPR Australia were one of the winners for Australia from the APJ region for the HPE ProLiant Rockstar Program!
Ricardo Wick, our Enterprise Sales Team Leader was chosen to represent the EMPR team for the Da Nang, Vietnam Trip. This award is solely based on the sales numbers achieved by each company in terms of the HPE ProLiant series sales. Countries that were invited for the conference included Australia, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Korea, Malaysia, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam.
EMPR has been shortlisted as 1 of 5 finalists by the panel made up of: ARN’s President and Publisher, Susan Searle; ARN editor, James Henderson; ARN Deputy Editor, Hafizah Osman; Channel Dynamics’ Moheb Moses; and Hall of Fame inductee, David Henderson.
This year once again, our Chief Commercial Officer and Marketing team jointly worked on addressing the selection criteria for the Hardware Distributor category. EMPR prides itself on offering exceptional product range and customer service along with advanced logistics capabilities and channel partner initiatives through marketing, lead generation, training, technical support and tailored solutions over the past 12 months.
Being chosen as 1 of the top 5 finalists has reinforced our vision and goal of being one of Australia’s most preferred authorised parts distributors. It is definitely a very rewarding and fulfilling achievement as it has given us a confident reassurance that we are doing business right! Being up against some of the biggest names in the IT industry we are proud of how far we have come as a highly regarded company.
Last year following the announcement by Hewlett-Packard Co. which unveiled sweeping changes to its business in China, including the sale of a majority stake in its data-networking operation. HP later announced that Tsinghua Holdings, which was affiliated with the prestigious State Run Tsinghua University in China, would buy 51% of a newly created entity housing the U.S. company’s H3C Technologies Co. networking operation together with its China-based server, data storage and technology-services businesses.
As a result of the announced sale by Hewlett-Packard Co to Tsinghua, Tsinghua Holdings indicated that it will now move away from the existing Hewlett-Packard Co. partner supported Authorised Parts Reseller (APR) model operating within China. Due to this, the EMPR Group is announcing its exit from the Chinese market due to the changed business circumstances and conditions.
Following a number of incidents involving Lithium Batteries that resulted in outburst of fires & explosions on passenger and cargo planes, the Aviation authorities has recently enforced an immediate ban on all Lithium batteries on planes.
“Federal Aviation Administration tests show a single damaged or defective battery can experience uncontrolled temperature increases that can spread throughout a shipment. It’s not unusual for tens of thousands batteries to be shipped in a single cargo container.
In FAA tests, the overheating batteries have released explosive gases that, when ignited, have blown the doors off cargo containers and sent boxes of batteries hurtling through the air before becoming engulfed in flames.” (Source: Boston Globe)
EMPR are experiencing extended shipment delays of Lithium batteries as a result of the recent ban enforced by the aviation authorities.
EMPR currently have limited stock of lithium batteries in our Australian & New Zealand warehouses. We apologise for this stock shortage and will provide customers with an update once we have further information on ETA.
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A big THANK YOU to everyone for attending our event at the City2Surf, and for helping #TEAMEMPR raise much needed funds for the Starlight Children’s Foundation. Our fundraising page was open until 6th September which allowed for additional donations. This pushed our fund raising over $90,000. An incredible result.
The ARN’s ICT Industry Awards is an annual event that allows IT vendors, distributors and resellers to come together as an industry and celebrate their accomplishments in the past 12 months.
The ARN’s ICT Industry Awards Night was held last Thursday at the Hilton Hotel in Sydney and attended by 680 ICT industry leaders including EMPR’s Mark Penfold (Chief Executive Officer) and Bryce McIntosh (Chief Commercial Officer).
The ARN ICT Industry Awards are held annually to recognise high achieving technology organisations over the past year. There are 8 categories for the awards; Vendor, Distributor, Partner, Community, Personal Innovation, Homegrown Innovators, Cloud and Telecommunications. Each category has up to 5 questions as part of the award criteria, with a mix of varied questions, organisations have a chance to put their best foot forward in answering the criteria. The submissions are judged by a panel of 100 and from there, the shortlist panel selects the finalists for each category. The shortlist judging panel is made up of ARN’s President and Publisher, Susan Searle; ARN editor, Allan Swann; ARN Associate Editor, Events, Jennifer O’Brien; Channel Dynamics’ Moheb Moses; and Hall of Fame inductee, David Henderson. Read more
It is with great pleasure to announce that EMPR has been appointed Lenovo’s very first Authorised Parts Distributor in the South Pacific Region.
Lenovo was in the market for an out of warranty parts distributor which could supply a 360 sales and logistics solution. In July 2014, EMPR were approached by Lenovo due to our reputation within the South Pacific as being the biggest and best distributor for Parts Supply, as well as our well-developed Sales channel. After a few months of strategic planning, EMPR embarked on a tender process where we found success in late 2014. Lenovo found EMPR to be the best suited and most experienced to meet their ANZ parts distribution requirements, and in addition, would be their first Authorised Distributor to offer Lenovo an eCommerce solution.
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