congatec now listed on the line card of APLUS Système Automation
congatec expands French sales partner network
Deggendorf, Germany, December 12, 2017 * * * congatec – a leading technology company for embedded computer modules, single board computers and embedded design and manufacturing services – has expanded its French sales partner network and is now listed on the line card of APLUS Système Automation. The company, which is one of France’s leading distributors of industrial computing technology, will sell the congatec product portfolio from its five locations in Paris, Lyon, Toulouse, Nantes and Lille. As a result of the distribution partnership, customers will benefit from even better local consultancy and project management expertise. The APLUS team has 50 employees and also supports OEM customers with personalized Embedded Design & Manufacturing Services.
“We are very pleased that our line card now includes the leading European Computer-on-Module vendor congatec,” explains Carlos Cabanita, CEO of APLUS Système Automation. “Computer-on-Module designs are significantly more efficient than full-custom designs, shaving off between 50% and 90% development time and NRE cost. These benefits can now be passed on in full to our customers.”
“Customers with unique system layout requirements need more individual support than customers using motherboards or slot single board computers where no application-specific carrier board is needed,” said Michael Klett, Manager Sales Partners EMEA, congatec. “So we are immensely pleased to be able to significantly strengthen our French sales and consulting footprint with APLUS Système Automation.”
APLUS Système Automation, which has been active in the market since 1988, is particularly strong in the industrial, embedded, security and defense industries as well as in the areas of digital media and point-of-sale solutions. The company supports its customers from component selection to finished product, and accompanies them from the development of initial design studies through production, technical documentation and certification to the installation and maintenance of the systems on site.
The new distribution partnership complements existing distribution partnerships and will effectively relieve congatec’s French sales offices, allowing the team around Luc Beugin in Paris and Stephane Mailleau in Toulouse to focus on acquiring and supporting large key accounts along with sales partner support.