Adjustment is not just an expected part of life; it’s an essential element – especially for businesses.
This year is no exception. In Hammer’s 26-year history, 2017 has been the most revolutionary since our ground-breaking management buyout in 2005.
However, in no sense should transformation be tainted with negativity.
As you will know by now, in late 2016, Hammer became an independent subsidiary of Exertis. Now we are nearing the end of our first full calendar year as a DCC company, and we are pleased to say that the transition has been as seamless as we had hoped. Hammer’s ethos, principles and philosophies are intact, and remain at the heart of our business. We also benefit from the strength and size of our parent company, whilst remaining familiarly flexible, dedicated, and innovative.
Not only that, but our biggest month of all time occurred in May this year, and our revenue for this year to date has increased by 24% on the same period last year.
IT requirements are ever-developing, and we are proud to remain at the forefront of technological developments. Now in its 11th year, Storage Focus, held in Barcelona in September this year, was not only a particular highlight of Hammer’s 2017; but was again a great platform for our unique relationship with vendors and customers to create maximum success for all involved.
More recently, Hammer was highly commended in the Storage Distributor of the Year category at the Channel Awards, which is great assurance that peers and customers alike still value the position in the market which we are proud to maintain, and strive to improve upon.
To Hammer’s staff, thank you for your hard work and loyalty to the company, especially during the period of acquisition.
To our vendor partners, we are always thrilled to grow our relationships with our existing partners, as well as sign distribution agreements, which we have done with six new vendors this year.
And to our customers, thank you for your continued support, and please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any comments or feedback. We want to be your value-add distributor of choice, and we look forward to continuing to work closely with you in the New Year and beyond.
Wishing you and your families a very Merry Christmas, and best wishes for a prosperous 2018.
James Ward, Managing Director, Hammer
Published Date: 21/12/2017
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