Partnership with specialized distributor for the French market focusing on selling boards, modules and systems
Augsburg, Germany/Toulon, France, January 30, 2018 – Kontron, a leading global provider of IoT/Embedded Computing Technology (ECT), has entered into a sales partnership with electronics distributor Astone Technology. Based in Montrouge and represented at five additional locations in France, the specialist for the sale of electronic components expands its existing partnership with Kontron Asia, formerly Quanmax. Its portfolio encompasses boards and modules as well as systems and flat screens for industrial applications.
The sales partnership significantly expands Kontron's presence in France in the industrial automation, healthcare, energy and infotainment sectors. Astone supports Kontron’s increased commitment in France by adding 20 specialized sales engineers.
Franco Genovese, Channel Director EMEA at Kontron S&T AG: "Astone is ideally positioned to represent Kontron in France through its focus on industrial computers, M2M and IoT as well as HMIs. We chose Astone because we value their expertise and experience in the French market very highly. Astone will support us in raising the level of awareness of our embedded PCs as well as our Embedded Cloud vision including Edge and Fog computing in France, and making the corresponding products available. Customers will receive local support throughout our product’s complete lifecycle from Astone. We look forward to the cooperation."
Patrick Bettsworth, Embedded Product Manager at Astone: "By adding Kontron's products, we have expanded our portfolio to include boards, modules and systems for industrial applications. Our customers from all industries will receive solutions making them ready for challenges such as IoT, Edge and Fog computing. We are happy of the partnership with a leading provider of Embedded Computing and IoT such as Kontron. Customers in the French market will now receive the high-level service and support they’ve come to expect of us for their Kontron products as well."
About Astone Technology – A Steliau Company
Astone Technology is a recognized player in electronic solutions. Astone Technology has a network of partners and the technical know-how to offer "innovative solutions" of different types like audiovisual, M2M / IoT connectivity, displays, touch panels, industrial cards and PCs as well as energy conversion. Astone Technology supports its customers throughout their industrial projects by providing a full range of products with high added value. From component to turnkey solutions, Astone Technology is committed to providing the solution that best fits their needs.
For more information, please visit: www.astone-technology.com
About Kontron – An S&T Company
Kontron is a global leader in IoT/embedded computing technology (ECT). As a part of technology group S&T, Kontron offers a combined portfolio of secure hardware, middleware and services for Internet of Things (IoT) and Industry 4.0 applications. With its standard products and tailor-made solutions based on highly reliable state-of-the-art embedded technologies, Kontron provides secure and innovative applications for a variety of industries. As a result, customers benefit from accelerated time-to-market, reduced total cost of ownership, product longevity and the best fully integrated applications overall.
For more information, please visit: www.kontron.com
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Head of Investor Relations & Corporate Communications
Kontron S&T AG
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