Computer 2000 (C2000) is continuing with its growth and expansion plans despite pointing to challenges in a “mixed market”.
The distribution giant has made clear its plans to become a £2bn entity through organic growth and expansion, and launched its Consumer Electronics division in March.
Andy Gass (pictured), UK and Ireland managing director of C2000, said: “Things are reasonable right now. The market is a little mixed, and there are challenges, particularly in the consumer PC sector. But we are continuing to invest in our ‘collection of specialists’ approach and each area is showing strong growth.”
Gass said there was a lot of demand for C2000’s presence in the consumer electronics space. He claimed that a division head would be announced shortly and dismissed claims that it was the wrong time to launch in the sector.
“There is no doubt the consumer electronics marketplace will have challenges in the quarter ahead, but we have a good customer base and a good, strong portfolio to sell,” he explained.
The firm recently appointed a new sales director – Peter Hubbard – who will be working closely with commercial director David Watts, following the recent departure of general manager Lee Perkins.
“One thing we want to do is drive up customer intimacy, and a dedicated sales director is there to support that,” said Gass.
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