Distribution is Changing

PAN European Distributor Nuvias has formed an exclusive partnership with local distributor Hardware Distribution to distribute their products into the Southern Africa channel.

Nuvias ventured with Hardware Distribution to give them presence in Southern Africa and because of our long history of customer care/excellence, our experience in the local distribution market, and our solid well-earned reputation.

says Gail Holt, Managing Director.
Hardware Distribution’s parent company Hardware Group is already a close partner of Nuvias Group. A logical extension of that relationship was for Nuvias to collaborate with HWSA in Southern Africa.

The positive news for the local channel is that Nuvias has recently been awarded EMEA distribution of Juniper Networks. Holt continues,


We are thrilled to be an official distributor of Juniper in this territory. Nuvias has a substantial inventory in the UK so lead times on workgroup/CPE products is normally 7-10 days.


Juniper will be a key focus for Nuvias.

Apart from the Juniper distribution, Nuvias has been awarded EMEA distribution for a number of exciting technologies, including Malwarebytes, Vasco and Infocyte in security and Oracle, Snom and BlueJeans in the UC space.

HWSA are already a skilled Networking distributor, so Nuvias Advanced Networking portfolio which includes vendors such as Juniper is an obvious fit. HWSA is a long standing and accomplished Polycom distributor, so Nuvias Unified Communication portfolio, which includes Blue Jeans, Lifesize and Oracle, compliments this from day one.

Nuvias will operate as a division of Hardware Distribution, with all Nuvias vendors being marketed under the Nuvias brand.

Hardware Distribution continues to supply Polycom, Prolabs and Opengear; and offers maintenance and repair services for supporting end-of-life’d Cisco networks.

Nuvias is the fastest growing distributor in Europe, and was born through the acquisition of three major IT distributors. Wickhill, Zycko and Siphon – all companies are focused on the distribution of security, storage, networking, voice and video, data center, cloud and hosted solutions.


Our Nuvias relationship is excellent news for the Southern African market – we are agile, focused, knowledgeable; small enough to really care about our customers, and can now offer more best of breed technologies to our channel partners.


“We are excited to be working with Nuvias” concludes Holt.