SANDISK nominated Tecbit as distributor of the year

10.Oktober 2006

With the words, "The recipient of this award has displayed a consistent excellence in OEM distribution of SanDisk products. He is one the most persistent to have, especially when he hears the word. It is with great pleasure that I present the OEM distributor of the year, TecBit", Ed Moro, (VP, managing director EMEA), presented the treasured trophy to Valentin Mihalits, managing director of TecBit , on the occasion of the Sandisk European Sales Meeting on the isle of Malta.

Valentin Mihalits was a little bit surprised but very happy about the tribute paid to him, “We are thrilled about the award and we are very happy about the excellent relationship and the longtime cooperation with SANDISK, but, above all, about the cooperation with our various longtime customers. Without them, Tecbit could not have been that successful. I would like to thank all those who made it possible to achieve such a great success.”

Sandisk is considered to be the inventor and pioneer of flash-based memory cards and, in this market, SANDISK is by far number 1 worldwide. In the past year, Sandisk’s worldwide turnover amounted to more than 2.3 billion USD. For 2006 an increase to 4 billion USD is expected.

Now being the most important European OEM-Distributor 2005/2006, TecBit has been OEM distributor of Sandisk products in Austria for more than 10 years and meanwhile in several other European countries. Tecbit has always been a reliable partner and supplies the most renowned producers and providers of digital cameras, navigation systems, paddles and laptops as well mobile network operators and mobile phone operators who bundle their products with SANDISK cards to make their products more attractive by attaching memory cards.

TecBit is not only distributor of SANDISK flash cards which are sold almost exclusively in the consumer markets, but it is also distributor of Silicon Systems products such as compact flash, PCMCIA flash cards and 2,5“ flash IDE-drives. Tecbit is also a very successful  supplier of the industry for applications where high data security and system stability must be guaranteed.

For further questions please refer to Bettina Zentgraf ( Tel: +43-2682-70478-28.

Nelson Chen (executive VP and general manager), Greg Rhine (senior VP, world wide sales), Valentin Mihalits (managing director tecbit) and Ed Moro (VP, managing director EMEA) - (from left to right)

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