Fujitsu Siemens Computers, the European IT provider, has announced that the latest preliminary IDC PC market figures in terms of unit shipments show the company outperforming the market place (total PC and x86 servers).
With year-on-year growth of 42.5%, more than double that of the industry for the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) market, Fujitsu Siemens Computers is confident it is capable of achieving further success.
The IDC figures for EMEA for the second quarter of 2004 show that overall shipments of desktop PC hardware in the EMEA PC market outgrew the same period for 2003 by 16.7%, whereas those of Fujitsu Siemens Computers grew by 25.2%.
The company continues to outperform in the notebook area, with the strongest growth in the industry reaching 100% growth across the EMEA region year on year, in comparison to a market growth of 29.3%.
"We are delighted with the fact that we have outperformed the market, particularly in the PC and mobile space" said Bernd Bischoff, chief executive of Fujitsu Siemens Computers.
"The results confirm that we are providing customers with the products they want, helping them to successfully complete their ICT projects, and adding value to their business."
In the South Africa and African market, Fujitsu Siemens Computers has continued its consistent growth.
"In this last quarter, we grew by three times the market growth rate," said Mark Wilson, managing director of Fujitsu Siemens Computers.
"This is on top of growth of eight times the market growth rate in the first quarter, and an overall growth rate of 3.4 times year-on-year. I am thrilled by the progress we are making as we continue with our growth strategy, building increased market share. We are nowhere near the top of our growth potential, and I am confident of our ability to maintain our momentum."