2009 The most challenging and certainly the most difficult year of ASBIS business. The company was proactive enough to react fast on the consequences of the world’s financial crisis. ASBIS expands Microsoft distribution to the countries of Eastern and Southern Europe and signed a number of the agreements with software vendors. ASBIS is recognised IdeaPad Platinum Distributor by Lenovo. Over the year ASBIS has signed a total number of 25 new distribution agreements, including Apple for Georgia and 9 countries of the CIS, Western Digital, and Infortrend. This reflected in significant growth of sales, when the world’s financial crisis eased down towards the end of the year.
2008 ASBIS Group has established presence on the emerging market of Latvia, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Online b2b e-shop facilities were launched in Turkey, Latvia and Cyprus. ASBIS expands distribution agreements with Microsoft, Dell, Corsair and Toshiba. New distribution agreements were signed with ABBY and Philips. ASBIS was awarded by Intel for motherboard revenue growth, recognized as “Best Partner” of Microsoft and honored by Distribution Award from Dell. ASBIS 2008 revenues grew by 7.1% Y-O-Y.
2007 ASBIS Expands Toshiba notebook distribution to countries of Eastern and Southern Europe and signs distribution agreement with Dell. Seagate and ASBIS celebrate 15 years of successful partnership. The company consolidates Benelux operations by setting up ASBIS NL BV. ASBIS is recognised Best Partner by PQI and XpertVision and gets honoured by Intel for outstanding sales growth. The company wins investors' trust and completes successful IPO at Warsaw Stock Exchange.
2006 ASBIS wins 15th award from Intel since 1998, as well as awards from Kingston, Transcend, PQI, and Info-Tek for outstanding business results. New disti agreements signed with Silverstone, Patriot and Toshiba. ASBIS goes public. On October 25 ASBISc Enterprises plc gets listed on the London Stock Exchange’s AIM market.
2005 The company celebrates 15th Anniversary of ASBIS Group and 10th Anniversary of ASBISc Enterprises. Intel grants ASBIS honorable awards for most innovative and efficient mobile demand creation programs in CEE and CIS regions, and for best year on year revenue growth on Intel DP Servers. The company strikes distribution deals with more vendors. Foxconn and Supermicro sign agreements with ASBIS. Over the 15 years of continuous growth the company has established itself as a significant player in the global IT supply chain.
2004 ASBIS receives the title of ‘The Fastest Growing Samsung Semiconductor Distributor’ in the EMEA region, PQI’s ‘Regional Distributor of the Year’ award, the award “For Continuous Partnership with Transcend” and “The Distributor of the Year” from Tripp Lite. ASBIS reaches across the African continent and establishes presence in South Africa, 26th country in its geographical coverage.
2003 Seagate named ASBIS Fibre Channel Champion! ASBIS became the only Seagate distributor having Fibre Channel rights in Eastern Europe. New agreements with Adaptec, Sony Semiconductor & Electronics solutions and Toshiba Europe Storage Device Division. Build your own notebook! - ASBIS starts providing customers with a comprehensive line of products and services for manufacturing, branding and selling of mobile PC. The company has 37 offices in 25 countries, producing a turnover of USD 680 million and serving over 11,000 active customers via 4 distribution centres and 33 local warehouses across its vast regions.
2002 The expansion continues. ASBIS now has 32 offices in 22 countries. New office set up in the UK. ASBIS named most popular distributor'2002 in Bulgaria as a result of the survey held by Computerworld magazine. ASBIS achieves $540 million in revenue. This represents a 44% growth as compared to 2001 (375 million USD).
2001 Further expansion in Russia. Customers from Nizhny Novgorod, Volgograd, Yekaterinburg and Novosibirsk have an opportunity to order products locally. ASBIS named by Intel ‘the fastest growing distributor in connectivity products in Europe's emerging markets’. Canyon products become available to more than 10,000 ASBIS’ customers in 20 countries. ASBIS also shipped a record number of hard drives – over 1,750,000 units. This represents a 46% increase from 2000 (1,200,000 units).
2000 Distribution center in Dubai set up as main hub to serve Gulf and Central Asia. The company managed to reach $285M revenue and were recognized as largest PC components distributor in East European Region.
1999 A regional distribution center in Prague was set up to serve own subsidiaries and key customers in 10 countries of Central and Eastern Europe. ASBIS Middle East in Dubai, Stornet in Ireland and ASBIS Vilnius are new 100% subsidiaries of ASBISc Enterprises.
1998 Eight new subsidiaries opened in a single year: in the Czech Republic, Croatia, Yugoslavia, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Bulgaria, Slovenia. Distribution agreement with Quantum. Acquisition of 3 Elko offices in the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Belarus.
1997 ASBIS reached over US$ 100 million of revenue in 1997. The company was recognized by vendors as the fastest growing distributor of computer components in EMEA region. Distribution agreement with Intel. Distribution agreement with IBM Storage Subsystems Division. Distribution agreement with Chaintech. Offices opened in Ukraine and Estonia.
1996 First franchised partners in St. Petersburg, Moscow in Russia, and Almaty in Kazakhstan. They gave ASBIS opportunities to provide local services and helped to continue business growth.
1995 ASBIS Enterprises Limited established in Cyprus as the central operating and holding company. ASBIS recognized by Seagate as #1 distributor in 5 countries of the Former Soviet Union.