SPL Expands HPE Distribution in MEA
This year Service Parts Logistics (SPL), a specialist service parts management and distribution company in EMEA, has added genuine HPE networking and storage equipment to their customer offering via the HPE authorised spares channel.
For a long time, SPL has been the authorised channel for Hewlett Packard Enterprise, enabling it to supply genuine original Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) parts and upgrades to its customers, and has now added to its HPE distribution portfolio. In terms of the range of networking and storage equipment made available by HPE, SPL stocks the full current portfolio, as well as versions of previous generations of hardware at much reduced pricing – from HPE Flexfabric and modular switching, to fixed port switching, routing, security and wireless access points and controllers.
Similarly, with regards storage, SPL is ideally positioned to offer a “shopping cart” solution where every item from hard drives to chassis is available as an equivalent spare through its HPE channel.
Managing Director, Chris Cox, said, “SPL is of course very pleased to be associated with such a prestigious brand as HPE and have been their longest serving parts partner of 18 years.”
Key drivers for customers to procure through the HPE spares channel are shorter lead times; similar eligibility for HPE equivalent warranties; and, as a key differentiator, access to legacy hardware from current generation to several generations of older equipment at lower price points.
While the products supplied will be identical to those available through distribution, there are a number of differences when customers buy through this channel – hardware will often be made available as component kits which SPL will then assemble. SPL’s sales agents have undergone extensive training in these areas and have been technically skilled-up to ensure customers receive the best solution.