Esquire is a privately owned black empowerment company with a management team and staff from diverse backgrounds that understands that successful businesses are built through strong relationships, a culture of hard work, opportunity creation and delivery of commitments to customers and vendors alike, as well as to be responsible members of the community and the environment.
Established in 1999 as a small business and today, Esquire is based in Samrand / Midrand, Gauteng, South Africa at the Esquire Digital Lifestyle Park, which is an 8,000 square metre warehousing and main logistics centre with regional branches in Cape Town, Durban and Port Elizabeth. The company continuously strives to extend the geographical coverage and has extended its footprint into neighbouring SADC (Southern African Development Community) countries such as Angola, Botswana, Democratic Republic of Congo, Lesotho, Mozambique, Swaziland, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Esquire Technologies is an award winning and one of the leading technology companies in southern Africa of IT, Digital Lifestyle, Consumer Electronics and Mobility products from international vendors around the world. Esquire distributes and provides end-to-end solutions primarily too small to medium business (SMB) resellers and retail partners regardless of size that support the technology needs of end users including businesses, educational institutions, government agencies, and consumer markets.
The company strives to be a leader in innovative business practices that has developed the World's first custom-tailored supply chain management system called the Virtual Reseller Network (VRN) which is ideally suited to meet the priorities and distribution requirements of the Online e-commerce, Business-to-Business (B2B) and Business-to-Consumer (B2C) markets and currently serves a customer base of over 12,500 active partners and over 400 Online Stores across the southern African region.
To source and distribute best-of-breed products to its customer base in southern Africa, while ensuring high levels of availability and personal service and support.
To be one of the most admired dynamic black empowerment company and striving to be the distributor of choice that operates on global principles to deliver best-of-breed products to the benefit of all stakeholders.
Achievements to date
Esquire has to date, achieved over a 100 Local and International awards for its exceptional channel performance, receiving numerous awards for outstanding promotion of world class brands; value added services, as well as business-to-business excellence such as the Distributor of the Year at the 2009 CRN Outlook Awards, 2010 Metropolitan Oliver Empowerment Award.
Africa Distributor of Year in award 2012 and again in 2013, Esquire has also scored first for a South African distribution company by winning two awards – the African Distributor of the Year Awards 2013 and the Channel Premier Distributor Initiative of the Year Award in Monaco, Monte Carlo in February 2013 , Esquire’s Managing Director, Asgar Mahomed was awarded the FNB Finance Businessmen of the Year award in 2009 , Mahomed was also nominated as a finalist for the Top Entrepreneur of the Year Award in 2010 as well as in 2011 for the African Access National Business Awards, Mahomed Cassim-CEO and Asgar Mahomed-MD were finalist in the Exceptional Category of the 2013 EY World Entrepreneur Awards.
Adding value and continuously developing our distribution services is a corner stone of our business, we offer valued services like VMI (Vendor Managed Inventory), category management and marketing as well as a range of different activities supporting sales & visibility in retail stores. All designed to make work in the retail chain as efficient as possible.
Esquire Technologies has a product range that is continuously developing, being refined to match our client's needs, constantly expanding and includes the latest technologies.
PC Components: Esquire distributes the complete set of building blocks required to develop a full system including chassis, motherboards, memory, hard drives, video graphics, processors and optical storage solutions.
Digital Lifestyle and Consumer Electronics: Esquire’s well stocked portfolio includes the full spectrum of multimedia centres, digital photo frames, digital audio players, LED TVs, projectors, DVD players as well as digital cameras and High Definition camcorders.
Gaming: For the avid gamer, Esquire stocks high-end graphics cards, overclock able gaming memory and top of the range cooling systems and also Sony PlayStations, Nintendo Wii and Gaming PCs.
Accessories and Peripherals: This includes mice, monitors, printers, scanners, USB devices and accessories for a complete computer solution for the workplace, home and mobile application.