Tech Data forms European agreement with Schneider

by Stuart Wilson, Wednesday 5 September 2018

Distributor Tech Data has announced a pan-European agreement Schneider Electric, a specialist in energy management and automation for homes, buildings, datacentres, infrastructure and industries. Through this partnership, Tech Data customers will have improved access to the APC by Schneider portfolio, which includes an extensive range of innovative smart solutions including for power management; cooling; security and environmental monitoring; racks and accessories; power distribution; prefabricated data center modules; and, datacenter software. The agreement also gives access to additional value-added services, device-as-a-service offerings and new product lines from Schneider.

Stephen Nolan, senior VP endpoint solutions Europe at Tech Data, said: “Schneider is reinventing its core business with a focus in IoT connectivity and analytics in order to develop business outcome-based solutions for the market. Tech Data is the ideal partner for this journey thanks to our data-driven approach to driving sales and marketing activities, our ability to pivot toward emerging technology solutions and create new routes to market and our established presence in all key geographies in Europe. We look forward to extending the reach of the full range Schneider’s solutions across the IT channel in our region.”

Rob McKernan, senior VP Europe and global channels at Schneider, said: “The IT channel is well positioned to help end users address current and future challenges around edge and IoT deployments. At Schneider Electric, we provide our partners with a comprehensive offering, comprising hardware, software and services. Tech Data is a key strategic global partner for Schneider Electric, this agreement strengthens our relationship further in Europe to support both companies’ growth ambitions.”