Hardware Associates was established in 1997 in a small warehouse in Hindhead, England. The team had worked together even before then, starting out as IT brokers in the pre-internet era, matching supply and demand in the IT industry without the use of the online search engines we use today.
With the widespread use of the internet, Hardware Associates was founded by Bill Champness and Michael Tu. The organisation soon grew and moved to much larger premises in Petworth, West Sussex. They have now expanded further due to increased growth and also taken up the adjacent industrial unit.
Originally setup as a Dell spares specialist, the company branched out into sourcing and selling computer spares from a number of other top brands including HP, Apple and also offer repairs as well as refurbished computers, laptops and servers.
Belief and strategy
The team's belief and strategy has always been:
- To understand and meet ongoing market needs
- To provide outstanding value for money
- To put the customer first
Over the years Bill and the team have experienced great leaps forward in IT, but one element of their business has remained the same: to provide outstanding value for money and customer care.
A strong position
Hardware Associates is now in a stronger position than ever before. As both hardware specialists and stockists they are able to advise and supply. Over time they have built up hundreds of excellent industry contacts and therefore have the experience and connections they need to service every hardware demand from every sector: from education to end user, and from value added reseller to healthcare.
A look ahead
The team are dedicated to being a leading supplier of refurbished computers and laptops, as well as computer parts. With over 20,000 products in stock, the range will expand in upcoming years, just as we hope to grow our asset management service. This is where we purchase old IT or IT suites from schools and businesses and take the money off the purchase cost.allowing our customers access to high performance machines for less.