Introduction to PXS Distribution

PXS Distribution at a glance

  • Is a focused and unique Value Added Distribution company which specialises in taking key brands to market. We encompass hardware and CE product distribution, software publishing, localization, marketing, distribution and strategic planning across multiple territories and languages. The business is segmented into two divisions, namely Retail and Channel (Corporate Licensing).
  • The Retail Division delivers both hardware & software product, plus bespoke OEM software & accessory bundles into the entire retail environment, covering all mainstream ICT and CE outlets, independents and e-tailers.
  • The Corporate Licensing division sells Volume Licensing into the Enterprise and SMB reseller environments.
  • The OEM division creates bespoke software and accessory bundles for value added promotions across the retail and business-to-business landscape.
  • The ESD division delivers download content into all channels, including B2B and B2C.
  • Segmentation by division
  • The Retail division now also distributes personal and high-end audio devices, mobile phone accessories, tablet devices and more
  • The business has grown by 60% year on year, with an additional acceleration coming from our development within the greater African marketplace, plus the acquisition of significant high-end product lines within the enterprise arena.
  • We are now firmly entrenched within the UK Retail and SMB Reseller environments, shipping through trusted distribution partners into mainstream Retail outlets and direct engagement with B2B Resellers.
  • Additional bespoke Services we offer our partners, include Electronic Software Distribution within the B2B and B2C environments,Category Management, Training and End to End Merchandising.
  • Recently celebrated its 10th year in business.
  • Is a wholly owned subsidiary of the First Technology Group.

About Phoenix Distribution

  • Phoenix Distribution, part of the First Technology Holdings Group, concentrates on providing specialist distribution services to its partners in the IT sector through its subsidiaries Phoenix Software, and PX Software. Through its companies and divisions, Phoenix Distribution has a broad reach worldwide, with offices in the United Kingdom, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
  • Phoenix Software is a focused software publishing and distribution business which specialises in taking key brands to market,encompassing marketing, publishing, distribution and strategic planning. Having recently celebrated its 10th year in business, the company has established itself as the industry partner of choice. Phoenix Software has a focused retail division, covering all major and mid-tier retail outlets across sub-Saharan Africa, as well as a focused small enterprise, SMME and large-scale enterprise software division. In addition, the company is a specialist volume licensing distributor and OEM partner for numerous vendors, creating bespoke software and accessory bundling for value added promotions across the retail and business-to-business landscape.
  • Phoenix Software is one of the leading suppliers of consumer-related IT software products through mass retail in sub-Saharan Africa, with a range that boasts a diversity of product categories. These include accessories and hardware, and feature leading brands from vendors such as AVG, Encyclopaedia Britannica, Exspect, Individual Software, Kaspersky Lab, Nero, Navigon, Pinnacle Systems, Propalms, Rapper, Roxio, Sony Creative Software, Tuneup Utilities, Patriot, Parallels, Storage Craft, TRENDnet and Magix. Phoenix has also retained its content and publishing specialisation within the digital arena via the acquisition of strategic mobile content, providing its partners with access into the Telco and mobile handset sectors. The company offers volume licensing on all leading brands, in addition to discounted pricing for educational institutions and non-profit organisations.
  • PX Software provides the same portfolio, in addition to a number of other software products, to its clientele in the UK, and adds value through an electronic download store solution. Its sister company, PX Software SA, provides this service in South Africa. This is the firstmulti-vendor, product rich digital download store in South Africa.
  • In addition, Phoenix Distribution has launched a unique consumer-based ISP called PX Net. In conjunction to the standard ISP offering, PX Net customers will become premium digital community members, a status which entitles customers to free/cheaper bandwidth, discounts on software titles and hardware, and sneak previews to up-and-coming product releases.
  • Phoenix Distribution is 50.5% owned by First Technology Holdings, the largest privately owned IT company in Africa. The Phoenix management team has remained constant, retaining all key management since inception.

About First Technology Group

  • Trusted by our clients to find innovative solutions –from hardware and software to basic configuration and advanced design implementation, and even financing -First Technology is one of South Africa’s leading single-source providers of IT products and services.
  • Using a broad range of skills and technologies, First Technology delivers IT products and services that support business-critical infrastructures and processes to businesses and organisations of all sizes and across every industry.
  • With 11 distribution points across the country and 25 000 brand name product lines, our sales, technical and logistics ensure your expectations are met promptly and efficiently. We are fully BBBEE accredited, offering our clients valuable partnership. Specialist Software, Services and Leasing divisions are vital to our success, as well as that of our clients.
  • Dedicated, professional account managers deliver the First Technology promise: To meet your needs within specific time frames and budgets.
  • We were established in 1984.
  • We have 190 staff in the 5 major regions of South Africa.
  • In 2008 we changed strategy to move from a commodity distributor to a specialised value added distributor and we started diversifying our portfolio to represent more industry leading vendors.
  • We focus on high value add around complex products and solutions.
  • We are a “Premier Brand” distributor.
  • We took a strategic decision to focus on data centre virtualization with industry leading vendors such as IBM, EMC and VMware and are continually looking at expanding our virtualization ecosystem .
  • We have created trusted advisor relationships with our partners.
  • We invest heavily in our staff skills so that we are able to expertly market and support our vendors and in turn our customers.
  • We are a BEE Level 3 Contributor with an EmpowerdexA rating.
  • We have embarked on an African expansion strategy
  • We are privately owned