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Hills inks A/NZ distie agreement with Dahua to bolster security offering
Hills says the new agreement will allow them to compete across all security markets, from low cost to enterprise level solutions.
17 May 18
Hills dumps Salesforce in favour of Microsoft for its CRM and ERP
The distributor says the move reflects the company’s progression into the next phase of its digital transformation.
11 Apr 18
Hills signs three new vendors to bolster AV portfolio
The company says the addition of the three vendors will strengthen its position as a complete solution provider for the AV market.
09 Apr 18
Hills appoints new business manager to widen vendor portfolio
Based in Sydney, Banks will be responsible for developing the Hills portfolio and managing vendor relationships.
16 Mar 18
Despite H1 revenue drop, Hills expect a profitable year
Hills attributes the fall in revenue to the exiting of the unprofitable NBN satellite installation business and a shortfall in antenna sales.
22 Feb 18
Hills appoints CEO, David Lenz, as MD
“I am pleased with our progress on executing the strategies and initiatives that will return the business to profitability."
20 Feb 18
Hills and Milestone Systems to trade punches in court
This conflict comes shortly on the heels of a new distribution centre opened by Hills.
16 Feb 18
Hills’ opens new distribution centre in ongoing revitalisation effort
The new distribution centre, on the same site as a new trade centre, is part of a digital transformation strategy that was initiated in 2016.
31 Jan 18
Hills new appointments target enterprise and channel growth
Jourdan Garde will return to the company, after a stint at Genetec.
06 Oct 17
Cognizant to drive digital transformation for Hills
The partnership aims to revitalise Hills e-commerce capabilities and improve core business processes.
21 Sep 17
Hills to return to profit next year, takes control of supply chain
Hills expects to return to profitability in the next financial year, and will take full control of its supply chain from early next year.
29 Aug 17
Hills revenue declines as company becomes 'solely' technology VAD
Hills saw its revenue slip for H1 of FY17, with the company saying it is now ‘solely focused on the value added distribution of tech and services.
21 Feb 17
Lincor terminates Hills Health Solutions demerger deal
The planned demerger of Hills' health solutions business has been terminated by merger partner Lincor Solutions.
10 Jan 17
Hills inks Australian distie deal with Brocade
“The acquisition of Ruckus by Brocade this year has opened up new opportunities and completed the picture for Hills ."
01 Sep 16
New CEO to guide Hills 'back to growth'
Hills COO David Lenz will take over the CEO role from Grant Logan this week, as the distie moves from 'back to basics' to 'back to growth'.
29 Aug 16
Tale of two halves for Hills as back to basics turnaround continues
Hills has seen its NPAT return to black in the second half of FY16 as the distributor continues to transform its business.
18 Aug 16
Hills wins exclusive distribution of G8 M2M wireless devices
Hills has won the exclusive local distribution for a range of G8 Communications M2M wireless solutions, as the vendor begins its global rollout.
02 Jun 16
Hills adds to ANZ portfolio with BQT Solutions distie deal
Hills has added BQT's smart card and reader solutions, biometric scanners and electronic locks to its portfolio for Australia and New Zealand.
02 Feb 16
Hills reinvention 'not a smooth process'
Three years of transformation and restructure have not been 'a smooth process' for Hills, but it has been 'absolutely' the right strategic decision.
10 Sep 15
Hills loses key vendor; records $85.9 million net loss
Hills says the loss of its key supplier has impacted its latest financial results and will continue to impact the company into its FY2016 results.
24 Aug 15
Hills adds home security and automation vendor to portfolio
Hills has signed a deal with cloud-based security and home automation services company Alarm.com to bring its smart home services to resellers.
17 Aug 15
Hills to report loss after $94 million asset write-down
Hills has warned a $94 million write-down of goodwill and assets will see the company log a net loss of around $86 million for FY15.
13 Aug 15
Hills spies ANZ video content analytics opportunity
Hills has won exclusive distribution rights for video content analytics vendor Ipsotek across Australia and New Zealand.
11 Aug 15
Hills spies opportunity with Vivotek IP surveillance
Hills has further bolstered its network camera offerings, winning master distribution for IP surveillance company Vivotek.
17 Jul 15