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Distribution Central was founded in 2004, before being purchased in 2016 by Arrow Electronics.

Today, we are known as Arrow ECS ANZ – the leading value add distributor for the ANZ region.

Our 180-strong team stretches across seven offices in Australia and New Zealand, giving thousands of partners access to more than 40 innovative technology vendors.

In the News

Distribution Central acquired as Arrow targets Aussie channel
James Henderson

Arrow Electronics has acquired Distribution Central, in a strategic move designed to bolster the distributor’s Australian market share. Revealed to ARN during the early hours of Monday March 14, the acquisition sees Arrow become one of the largest distributors in the country behind Synnex, Dicker Data and Ingram Micro.

Arrow acquires Distribution Central
Steven Kiernan

Arrow Electronics has acquired Distribution Central for an undisclosed sum. The deal sees the Sydney-headquartered distributor snapped up by one of the largest disties in the world, an NYSE-listed entity with a portfolio spanning commercial IT and components.

SOLD: Distribution Central acquired by Arrow Electronics
Heather Wright

Arrow Electronics has bought Distribution Central as a reshuffle of the distribution channel continues. Sean Kerins, Arrow Electronics president of global enterprise computing solutions business, says the addition of DC expands and strengthens their business in the value-added distribution marketplace.

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​“Right partners, right vendors” - Distribution Central opens door for Kiwi channel growth
James Henderson

Distribution Central rounded off a stellar year in New Zealand with one simple message for the channel; strap yourself in and get ready for the ride. Fresh from reporting 28 per cent year on year growth, CEO Nick Verykios praised Kiwi partners for delivering a “tremendous year” in 2015.

Distribution Central becomes MobileIron's sole distributor
Brendon Foye

Mobile enterprise security vendor MobileIron has signed Distribution Central as its exclusive distributor for Australia and New Zealand. Distribution Central will sell the US-based vendor’s enterprise mobility management platform, which is designed to secure data-at-rest on mobile devices in apps and cloud storage.

ChannelLife NZ
Business opportunities abound with Emerson Network Power and Distribution Central
Heather Wright

Emerson Network Power recently appointed Distribution Central as a distributor for the region, in a move the company says will enable its partners to address emerging business challenges created by disruptive technologies such as the Internet of Things, cloud and virtualisation.

Datacom, Optus, DC win Aruba Partner Awards
Tony Yoo

Aruba held its first-ever Atmosphere ANZ conference from 17 to 19 November, where the networking vendor – now operating under the Hewlett Packard Enterprise umbrella – handed our its annual partner awards. More than 70 Asia-Pacific partners were present on the Gold Coast.

ChannelLife AU
Distribution Central revenue, profit up
Heather Wright

Distribution Central has seen ‘every metric’ up for the last financial year, with the company clocking a 14% increase in revenue. Nick Verykios, Distribution Central chief executive and managing director, says the company logged revenue of $314 million for the year ending June 30, 2015, up from $276 million a year ago.

Distribution Central launches CloudMGR
Holly Morgan

Distribution Central has launched CloudMGR, a new product in its CloudSelect Marketplace portfolio. The new platform aims to save costs and streamline the management of AWS Cloud. The product is part of an extensive Billing-as-a-Service offering that the distributor has been providing AWS partners since 2013.

Distribution Central nabs Palo Alto Networks' 2015 Asia-Pacific Award
Hafizah Osman

Distribution Central has won the Palo Alto Networks 2015 APAC Distribution Relationship of the Year award. The company was presented with the gong during the recent Palo Alto Networks sales kickoff in Las Vegas. Distribution Central was appointed Palo Alto Networks A/NZ distributor in June 2013.

Distribution Central restructures senior management team
Hafizah Osman

Technology distribution and channel services company, Distribution Central, has restructured its senior management team, following the announcement that the company has passed its revenue goal of $300 million.