The Channel logo

News

By | Paul Kunert 7th November 2011 16:28

VIP Computer Centre swallows CMS Computers

Traditional channel boundaries blur as distie buys PC maker

PC and components distie VIP Computer Centre has acquired system assembler CMS Computers in a move that takes it into competition with trade clients.

Liverpool-based CMS employed 68 staff in fiscal 2010 ended 31 December and made a profit of £417,000 – flat with the previous year – on the back of a 10 per cent sales climb to £30m.

Jatti Sahni, chairman at VIP, claimed CMS is the "third largest" UK national PC maker, selling to the IT trade, resellers and retailers.

He said further acquisitions "within our chosen sectors" were likely to underpin its growth blueprint.

The terms of the deal were undisclosed but the acquisition takes VIP past the £200m sales threshold.

In the year ended 30 June 2010, VIP made a group operating profit of £2.8m, profit before tax of £2.87m and sales of £177m. ®

alert Send corrections

Opinion

Dale Vile

Or more to the point, what people do with it
Photo of HP Enterprise office
Apple Mac Mini late 2014

Features

Collapsed house
‘AWS is to the era of cloud what Microsoft is to client/server’
Venomous snake
Potential deleterious effects more like a snakebite* than a snake bite
Windows Server
Hacked US CENTCOM Twitter account