ScanSource celebrate 5th anniversary

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Five Years of Success for ScanSource Europe Proves Business Model Works

January 2007 marks ScanSource Europes fifth anniversary. ScanSource Europe was founded five years ago and has grown into one of Europe's largest distributors of automatic data collection, EPoS and wireless technology solutions.

The success that ScanSource Europe has seen over the last five years is proof that our business model works, said Xavier Cartiaux, Managing Director of ScanSource Europe, and I look forward to the opportunities ahead in the next five years. We remain committed to our role as a trustworthy partner, dedicated to optimising the channel for the benefit of our resellers and vendors.

ScanSource Europe began life in January 2002 in an office above its state-of-the-art distribution centre in Lige, Belgium. Within 18 months, ScanSource had opened an office in France and expanded into the UK, as well as moving to a new headquarters in Brussels after quickly outgrowing its original office. German, Italian and Dutch offices followed in the next few months, and the companys sales presence moved into Spain and the Nordics. ScanSource Europe now has over 125 members of staff throughout Europe, and carries best-of-breed solutions from over 30 of the most reputable vendors in the industry.

ScanSource Europes business model, based on building trust in the channel, allows resellers to profit from the personal touch a local presence brings, while simultaneously reaping the rewards associated with pan-European distribution.

Our customers want us to be there for them on the ground, continued Cartiaux, but they also expect us to meet their demands for product availability and delivery. Wed like to thank our customers for their trust. Our growth is due to their business and their faith in our business model.

Together weve shown that it is possible for a distributor to offer all the advantages of pan-European distribution and logistics, while retaining a local presence.

Were also grateful to our vendor partners for believing in us, supporting the channel and helping us get where we are today.

In order that resellers and vendor partners alike can join in the five-year celebrations, ScanSource is running a series of monthly promotions. Each month, from January to May, a new promotion will be launched, featuring a different vendor, or vendors.

About ScanSource

ScanSource Europe is a leading pan-European distributor of automatic data collection, EPoS and mobility solutions. We sell only to resellers and add value by providing a variety of services and tools to help them grow their business, making them more efficient, effective and successful. ScanSource Europe customers have access to the industrys leading vendors, one of Europes largest product inventories and the broadest range of value-added services available.

ScanSource Europe is a division of ScanSource Inc. (est. 1992 NASDAQ: SCSC), who distributes these technologies, along with telephony and security equipment, in North America and Latin America.

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