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Channel Titans Take Toshiba Trophies

  • 18 August, 2004 16:45

<p>Sydney, 17 August 2004 – Harris Technology, Harvey Norman and Tech Pacific were three of 13 channel partners to be recognised with major awards at TargetBusters, Toshiba (Australia) Pty. Limited, Information Systems Division’s (ISD’s) annual channel event, which took place in Queenstown, New Zealand last week (7 – 10 August)</p>
<p>More than 120 of Toshiba’s channel partners from Australia and New Zealand attended TargetBusters, which recognises and fosters sales achievement within the channel. Following on from the business development, teamwork and training activities, many attending guests also lived up to this year’s event theme, ‘Xtreme’, and were found carving up the infamous Queenstown ski slopes.</p>
<p>The highlight of the event was the gala awards dinner finale, where the 13 companies were recognised for their outstanding sales, customer service and business achievement throughout the past 12 months. They include:</p>
<p>Reseller of the Year
Harris Technology</p>
<p>Retailer of the Year
Harvey Norman Australia</p>
<p>Distributor of the Year
Tech Pacific Australia</p>
<p>Channel Partner of the Year Northern Region
Portable Computer Systems Company</p>
<p>Channel Partner of the Year Southern Region
Computelec</p>
<p>Channel Partner of the Year New Zealand
The Laptop Company (NI)</p>
<p>Sales Achiever of the Year - Western Australia
PT Computer Professionals</p>
<p>Sales Achiever of the Year - South Australia
General Business Machines</p>
<p>Sales Achiever of the Year – Victoria
Volante Systems</p>
<p>Sales Achiever of the Year – ACT
ComputerQuest</p>
<p>Sales Achiever of the Year – New South Wales
Portable Computer Systems Company</p>
<p>Sales Achiever of the Year – Queensland
NetOptions</p>
<p>Sales Achiever of the Year – New Zealand
The Laptop Company (NI)</p>
<p>Mark Whittard, General Manager Toshiba ISD, said, “As a 100 per cent channel centric company, our partners are critical to our success. TargetBusters is an invaluable yearly opportunity for us to convene with these companies and obtain on the ground feedback, which is conveyed back into Toshiba’s product, marketing and distribution strategies. It also provides us with the opportunity to thank our partners for their ongoing support and success.”</p>
<p>Toshiba started the TargetBuster program in 1988, and it remains as a core component of Toshiba’s channel communication program.</p>
<p>-ENDS-</p>
<p>About Toshiba</p>
<p>Toshiba Information Systems Division (ISD) is the notebook market leader with a market share of 31.3 (Gartner Q1 2003 figures) per cent in Australia. Uniquely focussed on mobile computing – with a product range that also includes Pocket PCs, personal storage devices and projectors – Toshiba ISD still maintains 3rd position (Gartner Q1 2003) figures in the local overall PC market. Equally unique amongst vendors, Toshiba is 100 per cent channel-centric and works in close partnership with a network of mobility specialists.</p>
<p>ISD is a division of Toshiba (Australia) Pty Limited - a wholly owned subsidiary of Toshiba Corporation, the seventh biggest electronics company in the world. Toshiba globally has a strong heritage in innovation and design investing about as much in R &amp; D as Australia does as a nation. Maintaining a clear leadership in mobile computing since 1994, Toshiba pioneered the notebook computer in 1985.</p>
<p>Committed to People, Committed to the Future. Toshiba</p>
<p>Issued by Howorth Communications on behalf of Toshiba (Australia) Pty Limited, Information Systems Division.</p>
<p>Toshiba’s Virtual Pressroom: www.isd.toshiba.com.au</p>
<p>For further press information please contact:
Peta O’Connor or Caroline Hendra
Howorth Communications
(02) 8281 3810
pr@howorth.com.au</p>

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