NEWS: Service Parts Logistics celebrates 10th anniversary of its relationship with HP

Johannesburg, 23 June 2006] – Service Parts Logistics (SPL), one of the largest parts solutions providers in Africa and the top HP parts reseller since 1996, this month celebrated the 10th anniversary of its relationship with HP.

SPL, a BEE company, boasts a substantial stock holding of HP parts. The servicing of both end-users and the channel is accomplished nationwide via its network of 17 depots. SPL has responsibility for the complete range of HP products.

“The HP business is a significant part of our total operation,” commented Des Stroud, Managing Director of SPL. “Not only do we handle the local requirements but are dealing on a daily basis with at least 13 trading companies elsewhere on the continent. We are working closely with authorised service partners (ASPs) to customise stock holdings in line with the locally installed base and projected sales.”

“SPL is recognised by HP worldwide as one of its key business partners from a parts solution perspective,” added Guido Schaffhauser of HP EMEA. “We have already had a very successful 10-year relationship with SPL and have every confidence in them going forward into this second decade. They provide us with the comfort that our customers are being supplied nationally at service levels to which they are accustomed to and up to the same standards that are being provided elsewhere across the globe.”

Some of the services offered by SPL include advanced exchange; boot stock management; consigned stock/inventory ownership; shared inventory solutions; technical support; testing; traceability and warranty management/reclamation.

For further information, please contact Des Stroud at telephone +27 11 699 3300; fax +27 11 794 2228; e-mail

About Service Parts Logistics
Service Parts Logistics (SPL) was founded in 1989 and is still the market leader in service parts management in Africa and the Middle East. Focused exclusively on the Middle East - African ICT services channel and offering parts distribution, service parts solutions, importation, reverse logistics and warranty management. SPL is the largest parts solutions provider in Africa. SPL's specialist skills ensure that there is always very High first pass parts availability, state of the art online ordering and online automated reverse logistics offering full visibility of the supply chain, as well as a dedicated part sales team available by phone, email or online.