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HDD sales account for in excess of US$1billion in turnover in 2007

Bell Micro sales of HDD accelerate to 75 million and continue to sell strongly

Chessington, Surrey - specialist value-added distributor Bell Micro has today announced that sales of Hard Disk Drives (HDDs) have exceeded the 75 million landmark. HDDs are a primary expertise of Bell Micro and form the cornerstone of the company's distribution business, equating to over US$1 billion in turnover in 2007 alone.

Dramatic market developments have meant it has taken only a little over two years to sell a staggering 25 million units, bringing the company total to 75 million. According to Bell Micro the recent level of demand has not yet peaked and future growth rates are predicted to remain very strong.

It seems that there are a range of business needs that are driving the increase for HDDs across the globe. In Latin America and other emerging regions increasing PC adoption has been the primary driver whilst in North America and Western Europe the constant need for expanding internet infrastructure, coupled with an insatiable consumer demand to store more and more digital content, has accelerated demand. As costs per Gigabyte continue to decline storage has also now become increasingly affordable to the consumer market as well.

"A growing appetite for digital storage capacity continues to fuel hard disk drive demand," said Joe Cousins, VP of Marketing at Bell Micro. "Currently, hard disk drive sales make up about 25 per cent of our revenue stream worldwide and we anticipate that the market will continue to serve us well."

With its level of experience and expertise in this sector the Bell Micro team now expects to break the milestone 100 million sales mark by as early as 2010. This target clearly demonstrates the committed nature of the sales teams worldwide to capitalise on the opportunities that lie ahead for both Bell Micro and its partners.

In order to provide consistently high levels of support to the channel Bell Micro will continue to strengthen its position by supporting vendors and resellers on a region by region basis. Bell Micro distributes product from all HDD suppliers including Seagate, Western Digital, and Hitachi.

About Bell Micro

Bell Micro is a specialist IT distributor that occupies a central position in the IT supply chain between those companies who create IT products and services and those who supply end-users. We provide a complete service that is designed to enhance the capabilities and performance of our partners in this channel. The services and technologies we supply are wide-ranging, so too are the ways we assist our partners. For some, it is a case of ensuring the right IT products are available at the right time and cost, for others the service is more extensive with Bell Micro working in partnership to address opportunities at every stage of the technology lifecycle from design to deployment. 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.

For further information contact:

Clare Shephard
maillot jaune communications
Tel: +44(0)7736 793332

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