Menu
Toshiba turns loss into profit

Toshiba turns loss into profit

Toshiba’s local business has posted a healthy profit of nearly $394,000 for the financial year ended March, reversing a loss of $1.45 million for the previous financial year.

The vendor had been on a downward slide, recording a $368,000 loss in 2008.

Country manager Gary Wicks says having a diverse product range is a key factor in his company’s successful 2010 result.

“While the trading environment was very challenging over [the 2009 and early 2010] period, Toshiba has managed to hold its position as the number two notebook manufacturer in New Zealand, according to IDC,” says Wicks. “Supplying products across all sectors of the industry [retail, small and medium business, education and corporate] also helps in the tougher economic times - if one segment is down the others carry it.”

Wicks says the global financial crisis and exchange rate fluctuations caused challenges in the notebook market last year.

Toshiba held the number four position in IDC’s overall PC vendor rankings in the latest figures for quarter two of this year.

The company grew its consumer shipments by 4.4 percent for this quarter and commercial shipments 1.2 percent.

“This was a better result than most vendors and certainly better than the big four “Tier 1” PC notebook suppliers,” Wicks claims.

Apple has been climbing in IDC’s local PC market quarterly rankings, however Wicks says Toshiba does not see that vendor as a threat.

“We see them as a different segment - Windows PC users rarely want to change to OS X as it is a big learning curve,” he believes.


Follow Us

Join the newsletter!

Or

Sign up to gain exclusive access to email subscriptions, event invitations, competitions, giveaways, and much more.

Membership is free, and your security and privacy remain protected. View our privacy policy before signing up.

Error: Please check your email address.

Tags toshiba

Featured

Slideshows

Meet the leading female front runners of the Kiwi channel

Meet the leading female front runners of the Kiwi channel

Reseller News honoured the leading female front runners of the New Zealand channel at the 2018 Women in ICT Awards (WIICTA) in Auckland. The awards honoured standout individuals across seven categories, spanning Entrepreneur; Innovation; Rising Star; Shining Star; Community; Technical and Achievement.

Meet the leading female front runners of the Kiwi channel
Meet the top performing customer-centric Microsoft channel partners

Meet the top performing customer-centric Microsoft channel partners

Microsoft honoured leading partners across the channel following a year of customer innovation and market growth in New Zealand. The 2018 Microsoft Partner Awards recognised excellence within the context of the end-user, spanning a host of emerging and established providers.

Meet the top performing customer-centric Microsoft channel partners
Reseller News launches new-look Awards at 2018 Judges’ Lunch

Reseller News launches new-look Awards at 2018 Judges’ Lunch

Introducing the Reseller News Innovation Awards, launched to the channel at the 2018 Judges’ Lunch in Auckland. With more than 70 judges now part of the voting panel, the new-look awards will reflect the changing dynamics of the channel, recognising excellence across customer value and innovation - spanning start-ups, partners, distributors and vendors.

Reseller News launches new-look Awards at 2018 Judges’ Lunch
Show Comments