Platinum Components eyes further growth and new partners as it celebrates 15th anniversary

PC parts supplier Platinum Components has grown its turnover over the past 12 months – and now it’s looking to establish new partnerships with vendors.

The company – which is celebrating its 15th anniversay this year – wants to expand over the next five years following its recent success.

"The past 12 months have been very good, we are on target to exit at our year-end in May with turnover of £42 million, which is 15 per cent increase from 2015," Platinum Components partner and UK sales manager Jon Harrison (pictured) told PCR. "It’s been a very good year and we are on a continued growth plan.

"Our five year plan is to grow annual turnover to £60 million. We can only do this by expanding the marketplace, obtaining new customers, new products and new staff. It’s an exciting plan that we are working towards.

"We plan to reach new customers and partner with new vendors. We welcome new business and are expanding in the UK."

Platinum predominantly supplies PC components, including CPUs, HDDs and SSDs, and is an Intel Platinum Partner. The firm sells to large system integrators, distributors, gaming specialists, resellers and retailers, as well as into verticals such as education and the public sector.

Harrison is excited about the future.

"We’re excited for team growth within the company, customer growth and new customers in an ever changing market," he added.

"It’s amazing how the market changes – we used to sell thousands of DVDRW and Blu-ray RW, now that seems to have dropped off, with streaming being more commonplace. When a new product goes from the portfolio, we are always looking for new products to replace it.

"2016 has brought a new focus for us into new areas we previously haven’t worked in. I won’t say more than that, but we have some great products we are focusing on this year."

Read the full interview with Jon Harrison in the next issue of PCR

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