Bechtle Direct, a leading IT provider for businesses and public-sector customers, today (Tuesday) announced that it has been awarded HP Inc. Platinum Partner Status for Personal Systems Hardware in Ireland. HP Platinum Partner Status is the highest level of accreditation in the HP Partner Program and Bechtle Direct is only the third Partner in Ireland to achieve this elite position.

John Malone, Managing Director, Bechtle Direct, said, “To be acknowledged as an HP Platinum Partner Ireland is a fantastic endorsement of our capabilities, focus and results. Our partnership with HP continues to go from strength to strength and we’re delighted with the level of engagement and collaboration between our two organisations. Our business model boasts an effective combination of IT sales and services, ensuring that our customers benefit from a true end-to-end approach from a trusted IT partner with product insights and knowledge-based HP solutions across Personal Systems Hardware.”

HP created the Partner Platinum status to provide customers with the highest level of confidence that they are working with a partner that truly understands the full portfolio of HP products and services and has the capabilities to quote, deliver and implement HP solutions to the highest possible standards. Platinum status requires exceptional effort across a business with many months of training, product competency and exams.

Gary Tierney, Managing Director, HP Ireland said, “I would like to congratulate John and his team at Bechtle Direct on achieving Platinum Partner Status – they have consistently exceeded our expectations in terms of growth, technical expertise and market knowledge. We are delighted to further our relationship with Bechtle in this way and look forward to the opportunities ahead as we continue to innovate and grow together.”

With branches in 14 countries, Bechtle Direct is among Europe’s leading IT e-commerce providers offering customers access to an extensive range of IT products as well as expert, one-on-one consulting services and fast, reliable service.