Minitel (est.1987) is a leading value added, multi-platform distributor of IT software/hardware and consumer electronics in Portugal, with indirect sales through a 1200-strong reseller network and all major Portuguese retail chains.
Minitel main distribution brands include Adobe, Authentify, DeviceLock, SOTI, Vipre, Labtech, LaCie, Qnap, Symantec, Unitrends, Seagate, PHD Virtual, Micron, Lexar, Crucial, Kensington, Filemaker, Infortrend, Sony Media, GFI, Pinnacle, Wacom, Seiko Instruments, Innergie, Modecom, Mykronoz, Allsop, Clingo and Swissvoice .
In 2006 Minitel began distribution activities into the Spanish market, operating from Madrid.
Minitel distributes its product lines exclusively through indirect sales channels.
Minitel began as a high-end, value-added distributor selling complex, multi-platform technology products through computer VARs and specialized corporate resellers selling to medium , large corporations and government accounts. Probably one of the oldest Symantec distributors in the world, Minitel is also the main distributor in Portugal for Adobe and a distributor for Kaspersky,Unitrends,FileMaker, Qnap, LaCie and Infortrend, amongst others.
The technical requirements of its value-added product lines, given the complexities of the imaging, security, storage and cloud computing technologies has driven Minitel to build a strong technical team offering its resellers comprehensive pre and after-sales support .
In addition to its value lines, the growth of consumer electronics and tablet/smartphone markets in recent years led Minitel to position itself as a leading distributor of consumer IT accessories in Portugal , through a separated, specialized retail division selling to the main Portuguese retailers such as Sonae (Worten), Fnac, MediaMarkt, Auchan, El Corte Inglès, The Phone House and Ensitel.