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Lenovo honours its top-performing partners


Johannesburg, 06 Sep 2018
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Lenovo Group (HKSE: 992) (ADR: LNVGY): Lenovo, the world's best laptop brand, is celebrating its top-performing partners at the annual Lenovo Channel Awards Ceremony.

Honouring the industry

The awards honour Lenovo's most successful channel partners and recognise those that have helped the company to make a remarkable difference in SA.

Channel Award categories include Personal Computer Group (PCG) and Data Centre Group (DCG) Distributor Awards, PCG and DCG Platinum Partner of the Year, as well as Gold Partner of the Year. There are also awards for PCG and DCG Product Manager of the Year, Retailer of the Year, Industry Exec of the Year and Salesperson of the Year.

2018 has been a successful year for Lenovo

Lenovo is the fastest-growing player, by units, among the top five global PC makers, and in the first quarter of 2018 it returned to the global PC number one leading position, according to Gartner.

Outside of the core PC business, Lenovo continues to invest in growing its portfolio of smart devices, including smart home, smart office and AR/VR.

Thibault Dousson, General Manager: Lenovo Southern Africa, says Lenovo's partners are crucial to the success of the business. "The Channel Awards is a way for us to show our appreciation to our partners and look back at another successful year."

In the first quarter of the year, Lenovo's Data Centre Group further accelerated its momentum and built on a strong fourth quarter. The division reported another record revenue quarter, the third consecutive quarter of double-digit revenue growth, and up almost 70% compared to the same quarter a year earlier.

Christopher Cooper, General Manager for Data Centre Group: Lenovo Middle East, Turkey and Africa, says the Channel Awards is a way of celebrating another year of successful partnerships with top-performing Lenovo Partners.

"We can boast, and toast, the remarkable difference we have made over the last year, together."

2018 Lenovo Channel Awards categories and winners

Category

Winner

PCG Silver Partner of the Year FY17/18

S Con IT Services

DCG Silver Partner of the Year FY17/18

Aptronics

PCG Gold Partner of the Year FY17/18

Introstat

DCG Gold Partner of the Year FY17/18

Edgetec Systems

PCG Platinum Partner of the Year FY17/18

Digital Generation (DG)

DCG Platinum Partner of the Year FY17/18

Technology Corporate Management (TCM)

PCG Distributor Award FY17/18

Rectron

DCG Distributor Award FY17/18

Epsidon Technology Distribution (T/A First Distribution)

Commercial SADC Partner of the Year FY17/18

Channel IT

Commercial Deal of the Year FY17/18

Collins Ogunniyi

Commercial Deal of the Year FY17/18

Timothy Humphrey-Davies

PCG Services Partner of the Year FY17/18

Technology Corporate Management (TCM)

DCG Services Partner of the Year FY17/18

Technology Corporate Management (TCM)

Consumer Campaign of the Year FY17/18

Incredible Connection, Yoga Campaign

Consumer Partner of the Year FY17/18

SOS Mobile SA

Consumer SADC Partner of the Year FY17/18

Inshark Investments

Consumer Champion of the Year FY17/18

Johann Venter

Consumer Distributor of the Year FY17/18

Axiz

Retailer of the Year FY17/18

Evetech

PCG Commercial Champion of the Year FY17/18

Jaco Oosthuizen

DCG Ambassador of the Year FY17/18

Dean Irwin

Lenovo Ambassador of the Decade FY17/18

Suria Pretorius

Industry Executive of the Year FY17/18

David Kan

Lenovo

Lenovo (HKSE: 992) (ADR: LNVGY) is a $45 billion Fortune Global 500 company and a global technology leader in driving intelligent transformation through smart devices and infrastructure that create the best user experience. Lenovo manufactures one of the world's widest portfolio of connected products, including smartphones (Motorola), tablets, PCs (ThinkPad, Yoga, Lenovo Legion) and workstations, as well as AR/VR devices and smart home/office solutions. Lenovo's data centre solutions (ThinkSystem, ThinkAgile) are creating the capacity and computing power for the connections that are changing business and society. Lenovo works to inspire the difference in everyone and build a smarter future where everyone thrives. Follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Weibo, read about the latest news via our Storyhub, or visit our Web site at http://www. lenovo.com/.

Editorial contacts
Hill+Knowlton Strategies Lerato Songelwa (+27) 11 463 2198 lerato.songelwa@hkstrategies.co.za
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