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Indian Network anticipates sales of Rittal racks

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Indian Network recently organized a demonstration for its channel partners at

Nehru place. They organized it in association with Rittal India. It was attended

by around 150 people but it had to run short due to the continuous and heavy

rainfall. During this demonstration a scheme was also announced on server and

wall mount racks. The scheme is open for its customers till Oct 2.

Indian Network is the North distributor for Rittal. Recently, the vendor

decided to take the channel route. They had tried the same market strategy an

year ago. Even though it was not successful the first time, this time the same

strategy seems to have worked out well for Indian Network.

Enlightening their channel plans, Ravi Arya, Team Leader North-IT Solutions

and Projects, Rittal India said, “Till about a few months back we were into

direct marketing, but foreseeing the opportunities in India we appointed

distributors. Now we plan to increase our interaction, sales and demonstrations

for the channel. We have racks, power, cooling, security and remote management

solutions. Shortly we will launch wall mounts that are much sturdier than those

offered by our competitors.”

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After the taste of success with its channel plans in the North, Rittal now

looks forward to appoint distri­butors in other states. “The plan is to appoint

three dealers in each region and to grow the market gradually,” informed Arya.

Speaking about the need to organize demonstra­tions, Murari Bhatt, Director,

Indian Network said, “We organize demon­strations when our customers/system

integrators want to see the latest racks. Rittal racks are more expensive than

what the competitors offer, so we really have to push the products in the

market. Through demonstrations we show the benefits and quality of Rittal racks.

It is not easy to sell Rittal otherwise as the price is higher than other racks

available in the market. But our experience has been that once we tell people

about it and do a demon­stration we are easily able to convince them to buy the

racks.” Indian Network also distributes a number of other brands in the

networking space such as AMP, Systimax, Aten and HP.

Five months back, Rittal had appointed Indian Network for the North region

and so far this association has worked well as the distributor got a good

response in the market. Initially, weekly demonstrations and trainings sessions

were organized by Rittal at the Faridabad factory for the Indian Network

employees to aquaint them with the technologically advanced products. “Products

are stocked in this factory and then customized as per the customers,” said

Bhatt.

Arya further announced that in the first week of Nov, Rittal and Indian

Network will hold a technical seminar for their system integrators.

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