January 18, 2013
OCZ Technology Lands Intcomex, Inc. to Distribute Its Consumer-Based Line of SSDs
SAN JOSE, Ca. and MIAMI, Fl. – January 17, 2013 – OCZ Technology Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:OCZ), a leading provider of high-performance solid-state drives (SSDs) for computing devices and systems, today announced that it has signed Intcomex, Inc. to distribute OCZ’s complete line of consumer-based SSDs in Latin America and the Caribbean. As part of the OCZ portfolio is the new Vector SSD Series featuring the advanced Barefoot 3 controller that delivers the industry’s fastest I/O performance and ‘enterprise-like’ endurance justifying the dozens of Editors Choice Awards it has received worldwide. In addition to the flagship Vector Series, Intcomex will also carry OCZ’s popular SATA-based Vertex Series and Agility Series, as well as the PCIe-based RevoDrive Series.
As the largest pure-play value-added distributor of IT products focused solely on serving the Latin American and Caribbean markets, Intcomex is completely dedicated on distributing computer equipment components, networking products, peripherals, software, etc. to almost 50,000 customers in over 40 countries, and provides a one-stop shop by stocking more than 13,000 products from over 140 vendors. With twelve ‘in-country’ distribution offices in Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Jamaica, Mexico, Panama, Peru, and Uruguay, Intcomex is ideally suited to provide the product mix, services, support and training to its local network of resellers, large-scale retailers, and system integrators in a more personal, expeditious manner.
“We are very excited to complement our existing IT portfolio with leading solid-state drives from OCZ which are highly regarded in our region for their technical innovation, leading performance, advanced drive life and extreme affordability,” said Carlos Ruzal, Director of Purchasing and Product Management for Intcomex. “As part of our support for OCZ’s SSD portfolio, we deliver a unique set of services including training on new products, technical support, warranty services, assistance with customs, duties and taxes, and efficient shipping and receiving processes that has become the driving force behind our stellar customer service and continued success.”
“We are pleased to expand our distribution strategy in Latin America and the Caribbean with Intcomex who is completely dedicated and focused on providing the complementary IT products and value-added services that high-tech resellers are accustomed to,” said E. Zeke Olazaba, Director of Sales-Latin America for OCZ Technology. “As a key distribution partner in the region, with a rich line-card of IT products and unique services, we anticipate that that this partnership will extend into enterprise applications supporting other areas of the data center.”
With today’s announcement, OCZ is poised to increase its market penetration in a burgeoning region with a leading distribution partner and network of resellers supporting small to large businesses, home and entertainment users, and communities covering banking, financial, government and corporate.