BackgroundHardware Distribution, part of Hardware.com, is based in South Africa and is a distributor of advanced IT technology and solutions.
Hardware Distribution South Africa started trading in 2002, as Glue Networks. For the first two years the company focused on the distribution of third party Cisco-compatible components ie memory, cables and GBICs (SFPs). In late 2003, Glue was bought out by international distribution company, Zycko which is headquartered in the UK.
As Zycko, the company had access to the brokerage market of independent Cisco products, both new and refurbished. In 2007, our international holding company Simian Group decided to split Zycko into two distinct entities – Zycko (focusing on official distribution) and Hardware Distribution (focusing on independent Cisco supply).
As Zycko SA’s independent Cisco distribution sales grew, the company became less and less aligned to Zycko, and so in January 2014 Zycko SA was officially renamed Hardware Distribution.
The company has been profitable since inception, and our annual turnover exceeds R 60million.
Our servicesWe offer value added services including SLA agreements and board level repairs to networking products. We also refurbish products for you to re-deploy back into the field.
Flexible and cost effective SLA maintenance agreements on all Cisco products – both new and refurbished – Choose between a 24x7x4 hour swop or 8x5xNBD swop with an Engineer on site, everywhere in the world. All sites can be covered under one contract. With Smartpac you can support End-of-Life'd Cisco networks while you client 'sweats his assets'.
We offer repairs to all Cisco, Avaya products, including telephones – board to motherboard level.
What we doHardware Distribution is an independent technical solutions provider for Enterprise, SMB & ISPs.
As a broker/independent hardware distributor, we supply new (and refurbished) networking hardware to Resellers, Telco’s and partners, providing the market with cost-cutting opportunities and efficient lead times.
All equipment is sourced via official channels in the EU. Our suppliers are Cisco Gold Partners, distributors and resellers.
All products, both new and refurbished, are genuine. We focus on supplying Cisco products, but all networking and VOIP products can be sourced. We specialise in sourcing products that are EOL’d ensuring the sustainability of legacy networks. We supply refurbished equipment as a cost effective option for maintenance/spares stock. We supply compatible SFPs for all vendor/OEM equipment, including Cisco, Avaya, Juniper and Telco providers ie Ciena and Adva. Other accessories supplied include Direct Attach Cables, fibre optic cables and router cables.
Hardware Distribution is an official Juniper Distributor with the product being sold under Nuvias.
Hardware Distribution is also an official distributor of Polycom voice products (including SfB) as well as Yealink products and Flyingvoice WiFi desktop handsets.
Professional ServicesTesting, pre-configuration and on site installation of HP/Dell servers and Cisco routers and switches in UK, EU and the Rest of the world, including the US and Australia.
Our global logistics operation means that we can drop ship product all over the world. Product is ordered locally and shipped from our UK head office on the blank delivery note to your specified destination.