120 jobs lost as Logical exits PC business
Logical, the networking reseller arm of Datatec group, is withdrawing from the supply and maintenance of PCs and servers in the UK, with the loss of 120 jobs out of a total workforce of 400.
Jon Davies, Logical worldwide marcoms director, said the corporate PC supply business was "a scale game in which we are no longer able to compete". The redundancies were an unfortunate consequence of this, he said. Logical had begun exiting from PC and server supply a year ago, and the closure of the operation was 'no kneejerk response' to market conditions, according to Davies.
The company today also said that it was closing an eCRM consultancy unit.
Northamber, the UK's biggest indigenous IT products distie, has published an encouraging trading statement, with the second half kicking off with improved year-on-year sales.
In a statement, chairman David Phillips said: "Although we can never be totally immune to adverse movements within the UK economy, we are currently not experiencing any impact on the growth of our target market."
For its interims, the distie produced PBT of £3.05m on sales of £150.5m (1999: £133.4m)
The Link Trading Company has bought components distie VLSI and said it will keep all staff on. Hayes based VLSI went into receivership in January following cash flow trouble. It will continue to trade as VLSI International. ®
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