Acer Computer achieved year-on-year growth of 261.9 % in the Nigerian notebook sector, with the latest research from analyst house, IDC positioning the IT vendor as the market leader, with a 35.5% market share for the second quarter of 2008.
IDC’s latest figures show that in the notebook sector of the Nigerian IT market, Acer Computer is the vendor of choice both for consumers and business users. Overall for desktops and notebooks, it holds the number three position, with a market share of 13.4% and year-on-year growth of 204.7 %, where as the market growth has only been 35.9 percent.
"Nigeria is a key growth market for Acer," said Naveen Sethi, country sales manager (Africa), Acer Computer (M.E) Ltd.
"Our products have been very well received in the market and Acer is committed to introducing more state-of-the-art product portfolio in 2008 to enhance and help customers appreciate the Acer brand."
The notebook sector in Nigeria in Q2 of 2008 grew by 82.4% year-on-year; whereas Acer’s growth for the same period was 261.9 percent.
"We are extremely pleased to have consolidated our position as a leading IT vendor for the country," Sethi gushed.
With its strong brand image and a successful strategy, Acer has made continuous gains in the IT market in Africa. The company seems ready to consolidate if not improve on figures it has posted for the second quarter of 2008.