Rugged PCs set for the UK

JLT, the Swedish manufacturer of rugged portable PCs, has acquired UK distributor CMC as part of its UK expansion.

CMC was formed in 2004 by Mark Dale-Lace to promote JLT in the UK, and through Value Added Resellers it has established a user base among the military, emergency services and manufacturing companies. CMC’s previous managing director Mark Muslek has been appointed to lead the growth.

JLT will be working with existing application development partners and is looking to appoint resellers in key markets such as heavy industry, logistics and manufacturing. It plans to increase turnover five-fold within three years with investment in product development, support and channel sales development.

Muslek said: ‘With the market for industrial automation set to grow so quickly, the four year track record of activity in the UK means that we are ideally placed to establish JLT as the first choice in rugged industrial computers.’