Following a strong 2008 and a slew of staff appointments, distributor Target Components is looking to the future with optimism, laying out growth plans for 2009 and beyond across its product portfolio.
The firm made four key appointments to its management team in the last month – taking on Adrian Mackin as sales director, Caroline Spillane as marketing manager, memory specialist Mahmoud Madaci and Ijaz Usman to the business development team, and says it is looking to snap up more over the coming months.
"We have already identified the need for additional sales people to support our growth plans and the new agreements due to be announced," said Paul Cubbage, MD at Target. "We will be increasing the support available to our customers and will continue to offer our unparalleled level of customer care to both our existing and new accounts."
The firm experienced three strong successive months at the end of last year, and is looking to continue expansion throughout 2009 by investing in successful areas, flouting the pessimism expressed from other segments of the channel.
"We see 2009 as a significant growth year," continued Cubbage. "We view the market in clearly defined sectors, some of which are thriving, some which have tremendous resilience to the wider economy, and others that need additional support.
"We have a number of sectorspecific projects that we will be rolling out in Q1 that will not only help customers already in those sectors, but will make it easier for all our customers to expand their business into new areas.
"After ten years working closely with our customers, we've built up a good understanding of what they want from a distie, and we have a clear vision on how we provide it.
"There's been a massive amount of work to the systems and infrastructure and it's taken a lot of effort to get all the right elements in place this year, but we are now starting to see the benefits and we have significant growth plans for the coming year."