Falcon Technologies International (FTI) will begin their roll-out of Verbatim-branded data storage, computer peripherals and accessories to the Middle Eastern market on August 29th 2017. The roll-out follows the announcement of an exclusive agreement with Verbatim back in May 2017 to distribute Verbatim products in nine Middle Eastern countries including UAE and Saudi Arabia.
The Verbatim product range, which covers well over 100 individual product lines, has not previously been available to customers in the Middle East via established distribution channels and with high-quality customer services, both of which FTI will supply to the customer service experience. Despite being one of the largest suppliers of optical media and other related products globally, Verbatim’s penetration of the Middle Eastern market has up to now has been very limited.
FTI CEO Michael Gutowski said, “FTI are looing forward to utilizing our well-established connections and distribution channels in the region to effectively launch a new and high-quality brand, which compliments well with FTI own-branded products in terms of quality and associated customer service. We are sure that the roll-out of the Verbatim items in our region will have a positive impact on the brand equity of both FTI and Verbatim as distinct brands, whilst also strengthening our combined presence in the Middle Eastern market as one of the key technology product providers to multiple industries.”
Gary Milner, VP Sales & Marketing at Verbatim GmbH said, “The coming-to-fruition of the partnership between Verbatim and FTI, which has been carefully planned over several months, is a very exciting development in our cooperation and we have full confidence that FTI – with their connections, networks and reputation for quality in the region – will provide an effective vehicle to grow both our respective brands and develop a majority market share within the Middle East.”