Thu 19 May 2016, 08:33
MultiChoice Uganda and SolarNow enter strategic sales and distribution partnership
MultiChoice Uganda and SolarNow Uganda have entered a business partnership that will see the two companies leverage a sales and distribution partnership in a bid to ease access to MultiChoice products and services at all SolarNow service centers across the country.
The announcement, which was made at MultiChoice Head Office in Kololo, will enable SolarNow agents to distribute MultiChoice hardware for DStv at their points of sale and also allow Ugandan television viewers the convenience and flexibility of watching television.
While making his comments in a press statement, Charles Hamya, the General Manager MultiChoice Uganda, stated that: “This partnership comes at a time when MultiChoice is preparing to embark on the second phase of the digital migration process. To expedite the transition from analogue to digital, our accessories must be readily and easily accessible for our customers, a platform that SolarNow will provide.”
He continued: “SolarNow has a well-developed distribution network of over 45 branches in Uganda, which will enable our retail penetration for actual hardware increase by bringing our products and services closer to our customers.”
“We believe that our partnership with SolarNow will not only solve accessibility problems but also customer service requests through the customer interactive points at selected SolarNow dealer shops country wide to enhance customer assistance and service delivery,” Charles emphasised.
Ronald Schuurhuizen, SolarNow Commercial Director, added: “In addition to MultiChoice customers being able to access their services at all SolarNow distribution outlets, SolarNow will also be able to distribute its solar panels to those who can’t access electricity and yet need to watch television. Our relationship with MultiChoice will be a longstanding one both at group and local level. This new collaboration is testament of our desire to align our services in terms of brand and market position. We are confident this partnership will add value to our customers and further our vision of transforming lives by providing sustainable energy solutions”.
The SolarNow has 36 branches across Uganda that will distribute MultiChoice products including Kampala, Mbale, Luweero, Tororo, Kotido, Ishaka, Arua, Gulu, Rukungiri and Kyotera.