Italy's 25 largest distributors collectively produced €7.54bn in revenues in 2017. That's according to exclusive research by CPI and our partners ITdistri and ChannelHub, which reveals the 25 largest distributors in Italy by revenue.
Revenues for the top 25 distributors grew by 4.96 per cent in 2017, according to our data.
The top five distributors pulled in €5.41bn in revenues, accounting for a substantial 72 per cent of the total revenues generated by the top 25.
Only four of the top 25 posted revenue declines in 2017, while 19 enjoyed year on year revenue growth.
Italy's top 25 grew their combined revenues by 4.96 per cent in 2017, compared with 7.08 per cent in Germany, 9.12 per cent in Spain, 2.23 per cent in France and 11 per cent in the UK.
Only 17 out of the top 25 are actually headquartered in Italy. Five hail from the US, while three are based elsewhere in Europe.
Our findings include firms in all areas of IT distribution, including smartphone distributors, electronic component players and those working across consumer and retail IT.
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25) DB-Line - €48.08m (revenue)
This gaming distributor is based near Milan and has been in business since 1991. Revenues sank by five per cent in 2017 to €48.08m.
24) Logicom Italia - €48.60m
The Italian arm of this €900m-turnover Cypriot player is a relatively small outfit, posting revenues of just €48.60m in 2017, flat on the previous year.
It works with just 18 vendors in Italy, including NetApp, Asus and Brother.
23) Icos - €50.60m
Value-added player Icos has been in business for more than 30 years. Headquartered in Ferrara, it claims to specialise in enterprise and datacentre infrastructures working with a select nine vendors including Cohesity, Commvault, NetApp and Oracle.
Revenues were down one per cent in 2017 to €50.60m.
22) Si Computer - €52.70m
PC and server distributor Si Computer claims to work with over 1,000 customers. The firm sells mini PCs, all-in-ones, small form factors, workstations and servers.
Revenues grew by 10 per cent in 2017 to €52.70m.
21) Givi Distribuzione - €53.56m
Consumer electronics and mobile distributor Givi is headquartered in Bologna. It became a Xiaomi distributor in 2018, adding to existing partnerships with Huawei, Kodak, GE, 3 and Armor X.
Revenues grew by nine per cent in 2017 to €53.56m.
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