Nokia today announced that it has appointed three new UK distribution partners following a six months strategic review.
Micro-P is the distributor for the consumer and business telecom dealer channel. Ingram Micro has been appointed as distributor within the business IT reseller channel. Kondor’s relationship has been strengthened and will become Nokia’s franchise accessories partner. All partners have been appointed immediately, and will replace Nokia’s previous UK distributors.
As part of a thorough refresh of its UK distribution model, Nokia is also introducing the Nokia UK Partner Network to provide product training, device seeding, sales support and care to telecom dealers, IT resellers and independent retail store customers. Nokia said the UK Partner Network has been created to bring more value, support and care to the entire ecosystem of UK channel partners and customers.
‘It is an incredibly exciting time for Nokia in the UK, and we are delighted to be bringing on-board new partners with the capabilities and approach that align with our vision and strategic growth plans,’ said James Kitto, Nokia UK’s head of retail & distribution.
‘The combination of this new distribution model and the launch of the Nokia UK Partner Network will help drive value for the entire ecosystem, and enable Nokia UK to deliver the best mobile phone and smartphone solutions to our customers right across the marketplace.’
Micro-P have been selected to provide enhanced support and service for Nokia’s existing online, dealer and retail channels, while Ingram Micro will focus on driving growth for Nokia smartphone solutions with mobility enablement of cloud and enterprise solutions. Both Micro-P and Ingram Micro are Microsoft certified partners.
Kondor has been appointed as Nokia’s first franchise accessories distributor in Europe and will distribute the complete range of Nokia accessories products. Kondor will also have a license to manufacture personalization and protection accessories under the ‘Works with Nokia’ brand.