June 23, 2016

APC by Schneider Electric announces the Remington Group as a new IT distributor

June 23, 2016 – APC by Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management and automation, has announced the Remington Group as a new distributor in Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands. The partnership agreement allows the Remington Group to distribute the full range of APC by Schneider Electric hardware and software products, including UPS products for retail, commercial, industrial and mining customers.

“With multiple outlets  across Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands, the Remington Group is well placed to support APC by Schneider Electric’s distribution within these countries,” Joe Craparotta, Vice President, IT Business, Schneider Electric, Pacific said. “We are expecting to see significant growth in the PNG mining sector over the next 18 months, and with access into the remote regions of PNG, we are confident that our partnership with the Remington Group will place us in a solid position to service this demand.”

“The Remington Group is extremely committed to the APC by Schneider Electric portfolio. They are able to support, enable and service our partners and their customers with a team of highly skilled and qualified resources. These resources will be on-the-ground and have access to significant local inventory across multiple hubs within the region. This new distribution agreement with the Remington Group is reflective of the growing opportunity in the PNG market, and the addition of the Remington Group complements our existing IT distributor network.”

Scott Horniblow, Chief Information Officer at the Remington Group added; “Given our size and geographical coverage within PNG and Honiara, we can aid Schneider Electric’s customers with easy access to a wide range of products which we will have in stock, in country. This removes complexities associated with shipping and transit times and allows customers to purchase products using the local currency,” he said.

“We are looking forward to developing closer working relationships with Schneider Electric’s valued, established resellers in PNG, and we aim to work very closely with the banking institutions and ISP markets to facilitate data centre expansion and maintenance.”

For further information, please contact Schneider Electric on 1800 652 725 or visit www.apc.com/au

About Schneider Electric
As a global specialist in energy management with operations in more than 100 countries, Schneider Electric offers integrated solutions across multiple market segments, including leadership positions in Utilities & Infrastructure, Industries & Machines Manufacturers, Non-residential Building, Data Centres & Networks and in Residential. Focused on making energy safe, reliable, efficient, productive and green, the Group's 140,000 plus employees achieved sales of 24 billion euros in 2012, through an active commitment to help individuals and organisations make the most of their energy.
About the Remington Group
The Remington Group is PNG’s best known technology and service led organisation. Servicing PNG since 1948, the group services the whole country, providing solutions to PNG businesses, governments and AID organisations. Our diversity across industries provides our clients with unparalleled business solutions and flexibility. The Remington Group represents some of the largest global names like Konica Minolta, Fuji Xerox and Brother, in addition to many others.