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Bell Micro today announced its decision to open a new, larger warehousing facility in Poing, East of Munich to support its growing business across continental Europe, with existing UK warehouses remaining to support UK business and to supplement European capacity when required. The 80,000 sqft (8,000m2) warehouse will have separate facilities for IBM stock for Belgium, Holland and Germany; a new build, configuration and testing capability similar to that based in the UK; a returns centre for European RMA’s as well as a more efficient layout. It is part of a larger warehouse complex where Bell Micro has the option to expand beyond the existing floor space should business require it. The new warehouse will fully operational in July.

“This is an exciting move to support our ever-expanding European sales and will provide highly effective distribution for the next stage in our growth,” said Graeme Watt, European President. “I am delighted that our growth and success throughout Europe has required such investment and will provide our customers with enhanced services levels in the future. It also future proofs our business expansion throughout Europe.”

The new warehouse project will be lead by Bell Micro’s European Logistics Director – John Pereira with an experienced logistics and IT team. Any questions should be sent to your existing Bell Micro contact who will contact the team.

For further information contact:

Alex Tatham
Director of Commercial Products
Bell Microproducts
T: +44 (0) 20 8286 5120

John Pereira
European Logistics Director
Bell Microproducts
T: +44 (0) 20 8410 2201


Bell Micro is a global, specialist distributor of a wide range of high-tech products, solutions and services, including storage systems, servers, security, software, computer components and peripherals, as well as integration, maintenance and professional services. An industry-recognized specialist in storage products, this Nasdaq listed, Fortune 1000 company is one of the world's largest storage-centric value-added distributors with revenues of over €1.4bn in Europe and $3.5bn world-wide.

Bell Micro is uniquely qualified with deep technical and application expertise to service a broad range of information technology needs. From design to deployment, its products and services are available at any level of integration, from components to sub-system assemblies and fully-integrated, tested and certified system solutions all designed to enhance its’ partners and help them achieve more. Bell Micro operates through three channels to market – industrial, commercial and enterprise – each of which offers a wide range of services and products from major IT vendors.

Bell Micro is the trading brand for Bell Microproducts Inc.

More information can be found in the company's SEC filings (ticker symbol: BELM), or by visiting the Bell Micro web site at .

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