ELKO Group, leading IT product wholesaler in Eastern Europe, to extend Kingston products range in Russia

10-5-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — ELKO Group, one of the leading IT product wholesalers in the Eastern Europe and one of the largest companies in Latvia, extends the cooperation with a world class IT components manufacturer Kingston and starts to offer also Kingston SSD (Solid-State Drives) in Russia.

Since year 2009 ELKO already has been successfully distributing Kingston products, such as ValueRam memories, Flash cards, USB drives and SSD, in the markets of Baltic States. In July 2012, ELKO started distribution of Kingston ValueRam memories in the market in Russia. To further develop the successful relationship, it has been agreed to expand the range of Kingston products offered by ELKO Group in Russia and provide to partners also Kingston SSD products.

Aleksandrs Orlovs, Distribution Director of ELKO Group: “Kingston is our long-term strategic partner in the segment of computer memories and server memories in different market areas. We are happy to expand our collaboration with Kingston in Russia even further providing to our partners Kingston SSD products. This is a valuable addition to the product portfolio we offer in Russia.”

Kevin Wu, Vice President of Sales and Marketing of Kingston Technology: “Starting from April 1, 2013, ELKO becomes our official SSD distributor in Russia. Previously ELKO has been successfully distributing Kingston ValueRam memories. We are very happy with their performance. We have no doubt that ELKO will continue to bring more business opportunities to both companies.”

About Kingston:
The company Kingston was founded in 1987 in California, USA and in the beginning it only offered one product to the market – computer memory cards. Today Kingston has grown to be the world’s largest independent manufacturer of memory enhancement products. The company is unsurpassed in the USB flash memory segment as well – for many years now it is the leader in the market, holding 30% of it. Kingston is distinguished by the high quality of client service which is available 24 hours a day and 7 days a week. The company is also continuously working on new and innovative solutions to improve their products. Kingston employs more than 4000 workers and USA magazine Fortune has listed the company as one of the best employers.
More information: www.kingston.com 

About ELKO Group:
This year ELKO is celebrating its 20th anniversary! Over the course of those 20 years, ELKO has grown to become one of the largest IT product wholesalers in Eastern Europe with trusted partners worldwide and a professional team on board. The main course of action is wholesale of computer and electronic products in the Baltic States, Central and Eastern Europe, and CIS member states. ELKO Group represents more than 80 producers and sells their goods to more than 5600 retailers, local computer producers and system integrators. ELKO Group offers more than 12000 product titles from the most famous suppliers – Acer, AMD, Asus, HGST, Intel, Kingston, Lenovo, Microsoft, Seagate, Sony, Western Digital and others. At the moment more than 340 people are employed with ELKO Group. ELKO Group belongs to several legal entities and investment fund Amber Trust. Further information: www.elkogroup.com 

Additional information:
Kristine Saulriete
Marketing and Communication Director
Phone number: + 371 6709 3214
Fax: + 371 6709 3299
e-mail: kristine_saulriete@elkogroup.com


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