Angelique Springer Davis
Network Hardware Resale
Secondary Market Leader Expands International Operations to Meet Growing Demand For Pre-Owned Networking Gear While Competitors Vacate the UK Market
London, UK – March 4, 2008 – Network Hardware Resale (NHR), the leading provider of pre-owned and new networking equipment, today announced the further expansion of its international operations with the opening of an office in London.
The new office, located in Richmond, Surrey, a suburb of London, is responsible for sales and support to customers throughout the UK and Ireland. These duties were previously held by NHR’s European headquarters in Amsterdam. The move was necessitated by growing business with major telecommunications companies, which helped fuel NHR’s healthy sales growth in the UK last year, which increased by 25 per cent year-over-year from 2006.
According to Robert Wolthuis, general manager, EMEA, opening the new office sends a clearly positive signal to partners and customers in the UK and Ireland that NHR is committed to providing the highest levels of customer service and support to the region. “Our philosophy of providing local language sales and support across all our markets is one of the key factors behind our success,” he said. “NHR has reached the stage in development where growth in important markets like the UK allows us to provide customers with additional investment in local support services.”
NHR’s success contrasts markedly with a trend by other providers of pre-owned network providers, that withdrew from the UK market last year, “We are very pleased that NHR has decided to open a local office,” said Michael Baxter, system administrator for the Mount School, a 62-year-old independent girls’ school located in North London and a long-time NHR customer. “Equipment sourced from the secondary market has allowed us to expand our network with leading Cisco technology on a limited budget. NHR’s ability to assist us in a timely and cost-efficient manner is unmatched by any other secondary market supplier.”
NHR’s UK office is located at: Castle Yard House, Second Floor, 2 Castle Yard, Richmond-upon-Thames, Surrey, UK, TW10 6TF.