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Simms International becomes national distributor for Quark

Quark appoints Simms as national distibutor
  • 29 January, 2009 11:56

<p>Renewed Focus on Quality Support for Resellers, End Users</p>
<p>Sydney, 29 January 2008 – Desktop publishing solutions provider Quark has appointed Simms International, a leading Apple® distributor and supplier of IT products and services to the retail, reseller, system-integrator, distribution and OEM markets, as a national distributor for the QuarkXPress® 8 suite of industry standard page-layout and design software.</p>
<p>The appointment reflects Quark’s commitment to revitalizing its business with greater focus on supporting resellers and end users in the Australian market, with Simms to provide its resellers with sales, marketing, technical support, and logistics expertise to maximize sales opportunities for Quark® products.</p>
<p>Quark Regional Business Director Alex Nemeth said the partnership with Simms would allow it to reinvigorate its growing business by providing greater service and support for resellers and customers.</p>
<p>“Quark is very focused on revitalizing our brand, product and business in Australia. We are growing at a global level and starting to kick goals at a local level. We continue to invest in product development and in recent months released and started to ship QuarkXPress 8,” Mr. Nemeth said.</p>
<p>“With the quality product in place to revolutionise publishing again, the question became, ‘How do we provide more service to our resellers and empower, support and reconnect with our customers?’</p>
<p>“We spent a lot of time looking at distributors and Simms quickly emerged as an ideal partner with a lot of synergies in regard to our technologies, product offerings and how we both work.</p>
<p>“The partnership is not only good for the two companies, it is also very beneficial for our resellers. Our goal is to provide better service and support to our end users and this partnership gives us a great opportunity to achieve that.”</p>
<p>Simms International Managing Director Danny Moore welcomed Quark as a partner whose offerings and target markets complemented the existing Simms’ portfolio, in particular its market-leading Apple distribution business.</p>
<p>“The addition of Quark strengthens the Simms partner line-up. It is a long-established brand with a strong tradition as an innovator in desktop publishing, particularly among the Apple community,” Mr. Moore said.</p>
<p>“Quark has been an industry leader before, and it now has the product, renewed focus and commitment to service and support to be an industry leader again. Simms is motivated to help Quark grow its sales and regain its leadership position in the desktop publishing market.”</p>
<p>About Quark
Quark Inc. (www.quark.com) provides desktop publishing and dynamic publishing software that help customers design and publish richly designed communications across a broad spectrum of media. Two decades ago, our flagship product — QuarkXPress — changed the course of traditional publishing. Today, not only does QuarkXPress continue to innovate in the desktop publishing market — now Quark is revolutionizing publishing again with Quark Dynamic Publishing Solution, helping customers cost-effectively meet enterprise-scale publishing challenges by extending the benefits of advanced technologies across the publishing process. Denver-based Quark Inc. is privately held.</p>
<p>Quark, the Quark logo and QuarkXPress are trademarks or registered trademarks of Quark, Inc. and its affiliates in the U.S. and/or other countries. All other marks are the property of their respective owners.</p>
<p>About Simms International
Simms International is a leading supplier of IT products and accessories to the corporate, Apple, and retail channels for vendors such as Apple, Kingston, Linksys by Cisco, Bose, Elgato, Fuji, STM, VMware, Filemaker, Roxio, and Western Digital.
Established in 1995 in Sydney, Simms International is also represented in Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth. Simms’ absolute focus on a small, select group of vendors is what sets it apart. Simms sees itself as an extension of its vendors, constantly seeking innovative ways to develop the market and create more opportunities for its channel partners. Simms’ commitment to quality is supported by its accreditation to the quality standard ISO 9001:2000. In April 2003, Simms achieved the Investor in People accreditation - the first such accreditation by an IT company in Australia. For more information visit www.simms.com.au.</p>
<p>For further information please contact:
Belinda Stevens Simms International 02 9026 3141
Shuna Boyd BoydPR 02 9418 8100</p>

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