HIKVISION has announced the appointment of Ingram Micro as a distribution partner in Australia and New Zealand. 

“Ingram Micro fits perfectly with Hikvision’s distribution strategy as it will complement existing channels and facilitate greater penetration into the IT and project space,” said Michael Bates, Hikvision’s Oceania sales director. 

“Having achieved 95 per cent growth last year and with anticipated growth of more than 80 per cent growth in 2015, this is an important strategic move to help us sustain that growth over the next few years. Our existing strong partnerships with CSD in Australia and Atlas Gentech in New Zealand will continue to operate unchanged.”

Ingram Micro is the world’s largest wholesale technology distributor and a global leader in IT supply-chain, mobile device lifecycle services and logistics solutions.

“We are very pleased to be working with Hikvision,” said David Charlton, general manager ANZ for Ingram Micro’s Physical Security Division. 

“Hikvision is global market-leader in video surveillance and solutions for security and boasts extraordinary growth not only globally but also locally.”

Ingram Micros continued expansion and investment throughout Australia and New Zealand is in-line with Ingram Micro’s global expansion into the physical security market. 

According to Charlton, the security and surveillance market is evolving rapidly as solutions move from analogue equipment to IP-based solutions.

“Security solutions complement our existing portfolio of networking, server, storage, UPS, monitor and software products which not only enables our customers to achieve new revenue opportunities but also allows them to order a complete solution from the one distribution partner,” Charlton said. 

Security is a rapidly growing market in Australia with the Australian Security Industries Association (asial.org) recently estimating the hardware, installation and monitoring market at around $A2.3b.♦