Westcon Group Extends International Position
The Westcon Group bolstered its position in Latin America, Spain and North Africa last year through its acquisition of the Afina Group, a Madrid-based value-added distributor that focuses primarily on security and data center solutions. The move also brought new prominent vendors into the Westcon fold, including Citrix, Symantec and VMware. In addition to distribution services, the acquired company also provides post-sales support, training and other partner benefits. The agreement puts the Tarrytown, N.Y.-based distributor in a stronger position to capitalize on the rising IT spend in Latin America, particularly in Brazil and Mexico.