Bruchsal, 07.04.2011

APLIGO GmbH provides complete supply chain solution for Astaro products in EMEA

APLIGO, the Bruchsal based appliance specialist, has secured the largest contract in their history to deliver a complete supply chain solution to Astaro, the Karlsruhe based Internet Security vendor.

APLIGO has been offering RMA handling and refurbishment services to Astaro for several months, and with the award of the new contract, APLIGO is now also responsible for the complete sales inventory covering hardware sourcing, integration, assembly, quality control, warehousing and international logistics over the entire EMEA region. "We are delighted to have such a well-known manufacturer as Astaro convinced as to the efficiency of our entire range of services." said Marc Emminger, managing director of APLIGO.

APLIGO has more than 2000 square meters which boasts modern production facilities, state-of-the-art quality control systems and an extensive warehouse. "The quality of our appliances and the reliability of logistics and service for our customers are critical for us," said Jan Hichert, CEO of Astaro GmbH & Co. KG. "We are convinced that APLIGO is the ideal partner to maintain our quality standards and provide the flexibility we require.

APLIGO GmbH is a leading specialist in the production of OEM appliances. For over ten years the company has been providing comprehensive services to software vendors for the manufacture of security devices, network monitoring appliances and other innovative products such as UTM, VoIP, M2M and Archiving. APLIGO also offer all the necessary services around warranty claims / RMA management, repair and refurbishing.  Its customers include leading companies such as secunet, Funkwerk, Smoothwall and Astaro.

About Astaro
Astaro offers the most complete and easy to use Internet security appliances available. Astaro's award-winning products provide the latest protection with the best total cost of ownership. Software, hardware and virtual appliance offerings provide users the flexibility to meet a wide variety of deployment scenarios. Distributed by a growing worldwide network of more than 2,500 resellers, more than 56,000 Astaro installations protect business, school and government networks against IT security threats. Astaro, headquartered in Karlsruhe, Germany, offers free downloads of its products at