A close-fought battle for the position of SME/Consumer Distributor of the Year in the Channelwise Awards has seen Pinnacle narrowly pip Tarsus and Axiz to the post at the Channelwise gala event on 8 February 2017.

The distributors finished just a single percentage point above the tied second-place finishers. Pinnacle garnered 16% of the reseller vote, with Tarsus and Axiz both attaining 15%.

The three top-placed distributors edged out Mustek and Rectron to top the rankings, with Drive Control, Syntech, Corex and Esquire also named in the final count,

The 2016 Channelwise Awards this year marked its sixth year in existence on 8 February, honouring the distributors that South African resellers voted as their favourites over the last three months.

Voting was in four categories: Components; End User Computing; Printers, Peripherals and Accessories; and Servers, Storage and Networking.

Pinnacle scooped the top award in both Components and End User Computing, with Tarsus at the top of the pile for Printer, Peripherals and Accessories, while Axiz took top honours in Servers, Storage and Networking.

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