eXpansys Buys French e-commerce Pioneer to Create 175 Million Euro e-commerce Powerhouse with More than 200 Employees

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Mobile and Wireless Group, the Manchester based parent company of eXpansys recently listed as the 7th fastest growing private business in the UK today announced that its highly successful French subsidiary has purchased the business and assets of Nomatica

Mobile and Wireless Group, the Manchester based parent company of eXpansys recently listed as the 7th fastest growing private business in the UK today announced that its highly successful French subsidiary has purchased the business and assets of Nomatica the French digital camera specialist and e-commerce pioneer based in Toulouse, France, the assets include its UK website Internet Direct.

Frederic Pont, Managing Director of eXpansys Continental Europe, said “When Nomatica was placed into receivership in December 2005 we were delighted that we had the opportunity to add such a well respected brand and new range of high-tech products to the MWG portfolio”.

Roger Butterworth, Group Managing Director of MWG continued ‘This is a superb deal for the Mobile and Wireless Group, Nomatica had a turnover in excess of 75 Million Euros in their last full financial year, combining that with our current turnover of over 100 Million Euros will help to put MWG at the forefront of the rapidly consolidating European e-commerce market.’

Mobile and Wireless Group Ltd, a company based in Manchester, England, is a leading worldwide specialist distributor of mobile technology, MWG assets include eXpansys, Mobile Planet and Portix brands. With operations in the UK, Europe, US and Asia the groups companies served approximately 7,000 different product lines to half a million customers in over 140 different countries last year.

Nomatica was created in January 2000 in Toulouse, France and quickly became one of the leading e-commerce sites in Europe specializing in camera and camcorder sales. Exceptional revenue growth took the company from a turnover of 3 Million Euros in 2000 to 75 Million Euros for 2004-2005.

Nomatica is present in 70 countries, with 11 spoken languages, the company catalogue contains over 2700 products, focusing on digital cameras and camcorders, as well as MP3 players, DVD players, software, mobile phones and thousands of accessories.

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Roger Butterworth

+44 7973 629916

Websites:

http://www.mwg.com
http://www.expansys.com
http://www.nomatica.com
http://www.portix.com

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