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  • 10 September 2007 09:00

Toshiba Recognises the Power of the Channel

Toshiba (Australia) Pty. Limited, Information Systems Division’s (ISD’s) today celebrated the recognition of its channel partners and distributors awarded at its 19th annual TargetBusters channel event over the weekend (7-9 September). Themed the Experience the Power, Toshiba treated over 120 channel representatives to a weekend of fine food, exquisite entertainment and awards for their success and contribution to the Toshiba brand.

The TargetBusters awards gala dinner on 8 September honoured five individuals and four partners for their sales excellence. The highlight of these awards was the Hall of Fame Award, which was introduced this year in memory of Angus Roberts. An avid supporter of the channel, Angus was an industry icon and beloved friend with an 18 year heritage of attending Toshiba TargetBusters. The awards and winners included:

Award Winner Sales Achiever of Year – Australia: (Mobile Plus Reseller / Toshiba Authorised Reseller): Narelle Enno, Computelec Sales Achiever of Year – Distribution - Australia: Rajendra Prasad, Ingram Micro Sales Achiever of Year - New Zealand: Paul Hunt, The Laptop Company North Island Buyer of Year - Australia and New Zealand: Albert Zurzolo, Retravision Business Partner of Year – Australia: (Mobile Plus Reseller / Toshiba Authorised Reseller): Computelec Business Partner of Year – New Zealand: (Mobile Plus Reseller / Toshiba Authorised Reseller): The Laptop Company North Island Business Partner of Year – Distribution - Australia and New Zealand: Ingram Micro Australia Retailer of Year - Australia and New Zealand: Dick Smith Electronics Australia Angus Roberts Hall of Fame: Rajendra Prasad, Ingram Micro

“The strong year Toshiba experienced in 2007 would not have been possible without the help and support of our channel partners,” said Mark Whittard, general manager, Toshiba ISD. “Our success lies in the achievement of our channel partners, and we will continue to remain 100 per cent committed to the channel. We congratulate our winners and look forward to another exciting year of growth as notebook computing outpaces desktop computing.”

TargetBusters took place at the famous Palazzo Versace hotel on Australia’s Gold Coast and was attended by Toshiba Authorised Resellers, Distributors and Retail Partners. The top 20 of these, known as the Alumni, were treated to extra day of rewards for performing above and beyond their targets.

About Toshiba Toshiba’s Information Systems Division (ISD) is a division of Toshiba (Australia) Pty Limited which is a wholly owned subsidiary of Toshiba Corporation, the ninth largest integrated manufacturer of electric and electronic equipment, with around 161,000 employees worldwide, and annual sales of over A$73billion on a consolidated basis. Toshiba is the leader in the Australian notebook market, with 21.6% of the market in calendar year in 2006 (IDC) remaining as leader both in market share and revenue.

Unique among vendors, Toshiba ISD specialises exclusively in mobile solutions and services. A global reputation for quality has been achieved through an R&D budget, roughly equal to Australia’s total expenditure as a country in this area. Toshiba ISD extended its business in 2007 to include Toshiba’s audio visual (AV) products. This expansion is a consolidation of the company’s IT and AV technology offerings and drives Toshiba Corporation to be a key player in the Australian computing and home entertainment market.

Instrumental in the DVD revolution, Toshiba Corporation now introduces its HD DVD format, offering incredible image quality and realism where sound and pictures come to life. Continuing its commitment to innovation and market leadership, Toshiba is providing Australians with the next generation of High Definition products.

Since it pioneered the notebook market in 1985, Toshiba ISD has sold more than 1.75 million notebooks in Australia and New Zealand and in 2006 celebrated its 21st anniversary of providing market leading mobile computing solutions. Toshiba’s Virtual Pressroom:

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