Print.IT Reseller - issue 101

BULLETIN 01732 759725 8 Integra renews UFP agreement Integra has renewed its partnership with UFP for a further three years. This agreement gives members access to a wide portfolio that incorporates print supplies, data storage, office hardware, mobile and networking and IT peripherals. Members will also benefit from UFP’s status as a first-tier Pan European distributor for leading brands such as HP, Lexmark, Canon, Epson, Samsung, Verbatim, and XP-PEN. Integra CEO Aidan McDonough said: “UFP fits perfectly into our diversification programme, providing members with additional sales opportunities within the print and IT category. We look forward to working with the team at UFP to ensure dealers can take full advantage of what is on offer.” Ali Malik, UFP (UK) Sales Manager, added: “We have had the pleasure of working with Integra and its members for the last four years, and we are delighted to have renewed our partnership with the buying group for a further three years.” • TD SYNNEX recognised TD SYNNEX has been voted Distributor of the Year in the CONTEXT ChannelWatch 2022 awards, based on the votes of thousands of channel partners across Europe. The company also came out on top in the European categories for innovation, retail and cloud as well as winning in a number country awards, including Distributor of the Year in Spain. Patrick Zammit, President, Europe & APJ, TD SYNNEX, said: “We are humbled that our partners have voted us as CONTEXT European Distributor of the Year for the third year running and we thank them all for their trust and support. Our whole organisation is united by a passion for partner success, and we are constantly working to deliver specialisation in solutions and services that help them to evolve, grow and transform their businesses.” Amazon Web Services (AWS) also named TD SYNNEX as its EMEA Distributor Partner of the Year 2022 as part of its regional and global AWS Partner Awards. Jason Boxall, Senior Vice President, Advanced Solutions at TD SYNNEX said: “AWS is a key strategic partner for TD SYNNEX and so we are delighted to receive this recognition. We are united in our passion for partner success, and we thank AWS for the commitment and trust they place in TD SYNNEX to take their offerings to market.” Antalis range evolution Antalis has acquired a worldwide portfolio of brands, amongst them the well-known Conqueror, Curious Collection, Keaykolour, Pop’Set and Rives ranges from its former historical supplier Arjowiggins Scotland Limited, which was placed into administration in September 2022. Together with the Olin brand, this acquisition demonstrates Antalis’ commitment to continue to offer an attractive premium fine papers range of text & cover, letterheads, textured boards, premium coloured offset, labels and envelopes to its customers, printers, brand owners and creative agencies. “We are happy to provide a long-term future for these iconic brands,” said Xavier Jouvet, Antalis Group Papers Director. “We are already working on relaunching these brands with the support of best-inclass suppliers for a renewed assortment with a focus on quality and service levels.” SYNAXON pioneers Master MSP concept SYNAXON is on the road to becoming a leading Master MSP for managed services providers. The company offers a range of out-ofthe-box services - Managed RMM, Managed Endpoint Security, Managed Backup, and the recently launched Managed Workplace – a complete managed desktop provided via monthly service subscription - to help any company within the IT channel looking to boost their managed services or expand their portfolio to meet the full range of their customers’ needs. The MSP partner always remains the first point of contact and retains full ownership and responsibility for their customers, with SYNAXON’s technical team carrying out the setup, management and monitoring of all products in the background. Furthermore, no initial upfront investment or long-term commitment is required. SYNAXON is pioneering the concept of the Master MSP in the UK and Europe, said Markus Rex, Head of SYNAXON Managed Services. “While the idea is already well established in the US, it’s quite new here. As a Master MSP, SYNAXON can help businesses move into managed services or offer additional services in areas where they lack expertise, broadening their capability and extending their growth potential. They can benefit from our experience, automation and standardisation, and compete for and win new contracts without having to make up-front investments. “Using SYNAXON as a Master MSP means that partners only pay for the services being used, reducing risk and safeguarding profitability,” he added. As well as the four services currently on offer, SYNAXON provides pre-written templates for services descriptions and contracts. Partners can use these as the basis for their own documentation, meaning they spend less time on paperwork and more time on growing their businesses. Markus Rex Patrick Zammit Aidan McDonough, Integra Ali Malik, UFP