France's top 25 distributors collectively racked up €9bn in revenues in 2017 according to research by distribution database ITdistri and channel matchmaking platform ChannelHub, shared exclusively with CPI.
The country's distribution market grew by 3.42 per cent year on year. The top five players generated €5.78bn in revenues in the French market in 2017, accounting for 65 per cent of the revenues accumulated by the top 25.
Fifteen of the top 25 posted revenue growth in 2017, while 10 posted revenue decline. One distributor's revenues ballooned by 26 per cent, while another suffered a 45 per cent year-on-year decline.
Only 13 out of the top 25 are based in France, while five are based in the US.
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) MGF - €78.95m* (revenue)
This distributor partners with hardware vendors including Samsung, Acer, LG and Microsoft, but also sells its own brands called Rivertech and WE.
Its product catalogue includes anything from PCs, smartphones, tables, peripherals, storage and TV units.
Revenues grew by six per cent in 2017 to €78.95m.
24) EET-Europarts France (including EET Agix Security, Heimdal, A2L, JaniPOS and Intelware) - €83.64m
Even though our figures are from 2017, we've included EET's French acquisitions from 2016-2018 in our figure to give a more accurate representation of its business in France today.
The Danish firm topped €82.54m revenues in France in 2017, down eight per cent on the previous year.
EET has been one of Europe's most active consolidators over the last few years, acquiring Agix Security, Heimdal, A2L, JaniPOS and Intelware between 2016 and 2018.
The distributor's acquisitions have focused on the point of sale, AV and security spaces as it looks to become a pan-European player.
23) Algam Multimédia - €94.24m
French AV and musical instrument distributor Algam has around 250 employees, logging €94.24m in sales in France in 2017. Sales grew by two per cent that year, according to our data.
22) Innelec Multimédia - €100.40m*
Claiming to have been in business for 35 years, gaming, storage and AV distributor Innelec Multimédia hit revenues of €100.4m in 2017, down two per cent on the previous year. Revenues fell by a larger 18 per cent between 2015 and 2016 to €101.24m.
21) Acadia Informatique - €116m
Selling PCs, components, peripherals and networking, sales for Paris-based Acadia Informatique grew by five per cent in 2017 to €116m. Sales growth was even higher in 2016 at 22 per cent.
* Based on ITdistri and ChannelHub evaluation
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