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 1999
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 1996
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 1995
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 1994
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 1988
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 1987
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 1986
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 1985
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Rene Eringaard (陳泓叡) - About

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Rene Eringaard, a private entrepeneur and IT product business professional. He is active in sourcing, factory auditing, purchasing, sales, e-commerce, marketing. With over 22 years experience of international business, mainly in the Asian and European markets, he is specialized in building international relationships and launching new brands in the European markets. Rene Eringaard has an extensive experience in importing/exporting from/to Asian countries. (Taiwan, China, HK, Japan)
 

Rene Eringaard had positions as purchaser and sales manager at the company ICP between the years 1985-1996. ICP was a daughter company of SYDEC technology distributors. Founders of these companies were Bart van Rheenen and Ben Jan Wilbrink. (ICP / SYDEC headquartered in the Netherlands and with offices in UK, Belgium, Taiwan, Germany)
 

In 1996 Rene Eringaard erected a group of companies in the Netherlands acting under his trademark XS2. XS2 became one of the biggest importers/distributors in the Netherlands and Belgium for manufacturers like BenQ, Epson, Promise, Umax, AMD, Gainward, Tatung, MSI, FujiFilm, PQI, Hitachi, TomTom, MIO, ADATA, Clevo, Mitac, Philips Lite-On, AOC, QNAP and many others. Focussing on electronics manufactured in Taiwan. With its trademarks Promedion and XXODD, the XS2 group became the biggest computer manufacturer/assembler in the Netherlands and Belgium. At it's peak, under control of founder and director Rene Eringaard, XS2 grew to 45 employees and 35+ million euro yearly sales turnover.
 

On the end of the year 2010 Rene Eringaard decided that XS2 must stop its activities as importer/distributor and manufacturer due to extremely low profits in the electronics sector and the worldwide acceptance of cloud computing and smartphones/tablets. In other words: cloud computing and smartphones/tablets would make it impossible for XS2 to continue its activities as importer/distributor/manufacturer of computers and related items.
 

This website shows a lot of the marketing matter created under supervision of Rene Eringaard for the company ICP within 1991 until 1996. This website displays also the history of the company XS2 acting as importer/distributor/manufacturer between 1996 until 2011.It shows awards that XS2 received from leading manufacturers as AMD, Intel, Clevo, MSI, Hitachi, Microsoft. It also displays most of the printed marketing matter and digital marketing emails created between 1996 until 2011 under supervision of Rene Eringaard.
 

Special thanks go to marketing employees Wouter Helmond (XS2 1996-2011), Taco van Kolfschooten (XS2 1996-2011), Jeromi Chang Chien (Yuhuan 2012-2015) Unfortunetaly Jeromi Chang Chien passed away august 14th 2015. May he rest in peace.

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Roerdomp 46 | 3755 GJ Eemnes | the Netherlands |
Netherlands Phone +31 (0)654280228 | Taiwan Phone +886 (0)976169030 |
www.xs2.com | info@xs2.com | Skype: rene.eringaard |
Chamber of Commerce nr. 32064620 | VAT nr. NL8059.74.878.B.01 |

Rene Eringaard (陳泓叡) - Timeline

List of events in chronological order

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1996 Summer:

Mr.Rene Eringaard develops the plan to erect a group of companies using the name XS2.

This group of companies will be active in the import/trading of computers and components.

 

1996 Autumn:

Mr. Rene Eringaard and Taiwanese company A-Trend (listed on the Taiwanese stock exchange) agree to establish a joint-venture company in The Netherlands called XS2.

XS2 will have the exclusive rights to distribute A-Trend's products in The Benelux.

(mainboards, vga-cards, networking products)

A-Trend will also support XS2 with loans and special payment terms.

 

1997:

XS2's target is the import/trade of computer components and own branded computer systems.

XS2 becomes a direct customer and/or distributor for following manufacturers:

A-Trend (Taiwan), Acer Peripherals (Taiwan), Ovislink (Taiwan),

Epson (Japan), Promise (Taiwan), Sung-il (Korea)

 

Introduction by of the A-Trend Voodoo 3D graphics accellerator by XS2 in the Benelux market.

Introduction of desktopsystems branded as "XS2" or "Promedia" (mostly using AMD and Cyrix processors)

 

1998:

XS2 becomes direct customer and/or distributor for following manufacturers:

Umax (Taiwan), AMD (USA), Gainward (Taiwan), Billion (Taiwan), Tatung (Taiwa

Rene Eringaard decides to register the brandname "Promedia" as a trademark in the Benelux for desktop computers.

Rene Eringaard decides to register the brandname “XS2” as a trademark in the Benelux.

 

1999:

XS2 becomes direct customer and/or distributor for following manufacturers:

MSI - Micro Star International (Taiwan), Minton (Taiwan), CoSonic (China), EzKey (Taiwan), Clevo (Taiwan), Jetway (Taiwan), Unifosa (Taiwan)

 

VNU Belgium (publisher of the Yellow pages) starts complaining about the fact that XS2 is using Promedia as a brandname for computers.

Rene Eringaard decides to change the brandname "Promedia" to "Promedion" and registers it as a trademark in Benelux. XS2 starts to sell desktops and notebooks using the brandname "Promedion".

 

Introduction of high performance notebooks.

Introduction of desktop systems with integrated Dolby Digital 5.1 integrated amplifier and speakers.

 

2000:

XS2 receives the "Clevo Excellent Partner" award.

XS2 receives the "MSI Master Distributor" award.

 

XS2 becomes an official recognized training company for ICT-students (VEV)

 

XS2 becomes direct customer and/or distributor for following manufacturers:

Fujifilm (Japan), Raite (Taiwan), J&S (Taiwan), Onstream (USA), Lucky Star (Taiwan), Labway (Taiwan), ViewSonic (USA)

 

Mr.Wildevuur who was one of the initiators establishing the XS2 group of companies dies at the age of 72.

 

2001:

XS2 receives the "Clevo Excellent Partner" award.

XS2 receives the "Jazz Hipster Excellence in Distribution" award.

 

XS2 becomes direct customer and/or distributor for following manufacturers:

Neng-Tyi (Taiwan), Amoisonic (China), Holux GPS-systems (Taiwan), BenQ (Taiwan)

 

Introduction of a handheld GPS system in the dutch market by XS2 branded "Promedion"

 

2002:

XS2 receives the "Clevo Excellent Partner" award.

XS2 receives the "Jazz Hipster Excellence in Distribution" award.

 

XS2 becomes direct customer and/or distributor for following manufacturers:

PQI (Taiwan), Pixelview (Taiwan), Z-Com (Taiwan)

 

XS2 introduces a GPS system for pocket-PC's and notebooks branded "Promedion"

XS2 introduces LCD-monitors and LCD-PC's branded "Promedion"

XS2 Introduces Wi-Fi products branded "Promedion"

 

2003:

XS2 receives the "Clevo Excellent Partner" award.

XS2 receives a personal award by the director of MSI in The Netherlands "Outstanding Partnership"

XS2 receives the "MSI excellent performance" award.

XS2 receives the "PQI Regional Distributor of the year" award.

 

XS2 becomes direct customer and/or distributor for following manufacturers:

Hitachi - harddisks- (Japan)

 

XS2 becomes one of the biggest computer assemblers of desktops and notebooks in Benelux countries using the brandname "Promedion"and this will continue few years later with the brandname "XXODD"

XS2 introduces an extremely compact MP3 player with integrated FM-radio and LCD-screen using the brandname "Promedion"

 

2004:

XS2 receives the "Clevo Excellent Partner" award.

 

Magazines:

Winmag magazine

Promedion D410V notebook receives "Winfavorite" award.

PCM

Promedion D500P receives "Editors Choice" award.

PCPlus

Promedion D410V notebook receives "Best Buy" and "Best Tested" award.

Hardware Info

Promedion D870P described as "ultimate notebook, racemonster"

WinMag

Promedion L297P LCD-PC receives "Winfavoriet" award.

WirelessComputing

Promedion D410V receives "first choice" award.

PCconsument

Promedion D410V receives "Best Buy" and "Best Tested" award.

HET

Promedion D470W tested as "beautiful 17" notebook with power"

CHIP

Promedion D900T tested highest score in desktop replacement notebook test.

 

XS2 becomes an official recognized training company for ICT-students (Ecabo)

 

XS2 becomes direct customer and/or distributor for following manufacturers:

Hitachi - audio/video - (Japan), TomTom (NL), MIO (Taiwan), ADATA (Taiwan)

 

XS2 introduces a Promedion tablet PC with 14" touchscreen and handwriting recognition.

XS2 introduces a range of portable DVD-players with 7"and 10" LCD-screen branded "Promedion"

XS2 introduces one of the first handheld palmsize digital video recorders which allows people to record Mpeg4 movies easily branded "Promedion"

 

2005:

XS2 receives the "Clevo Excellent Partner" award.

XS2 receives the "Microsoft Gold Certified Partner" certificate.

XS2 receives the "MSI outstanding partnership" award.

XS2 becomes a member of the Intel Product Integrator Program.

 

Magazines:

PCMagazine

Promedion D900T tested as "faster then almost all desktop systems"

PCM

Promedion D900T receives "Best Product" award.

 

XS2 introduces a digital camera with the size of a pen, with a 2.0Megapixel camera using the brandname "Promedion"

XS2 introduces a range of external USB-harddisks up to 400GB branded "Promedion Edrive"

 

Summer 2005 German company Medion starts complaining about the fact XS2 is using "Promedion" as a brandname. Rene Eringaard decides to change the "Promedion" brandname to "XXODD" in order to avoid conflict with the German company Medion.

 

2006

XS2 receives the "AMD Solution Provider Platinum" award.

XS2 receives the "Clevo Excellent Partner" award.

XS2 receives the "Hitachi Strategic Partner" award.

XS2 receives the "Intel Channel Partner Associate Member" certificate.

XS2 receives the "Microsoft Gold Certified Partner" certificate.

XS2 receives the "MSI Excellent Star" award as the best distributor in The Netherlands.

XS2 receives the "Ovislink Outstanding Cooperation" award.

 

Magazines:

Computer Totaal

"Our Choice" award for XXODD notebook XNi570B.

Computer Totaal

"Our Choice" award for XXODD notebook XNi570U2.

PC-Consument

"The Fastest Notebook" predicate for XNA700.

WINMAG

"BEST PRODUCT" award for 550V notebook with hardware data encryption.

PC-Active

"the fastest notebook" predicate for XNA700K.

 

XS2 becomes direct customer and/or distributor for following manufacturers:

Arima - notebooks - (Taiwan), QNAP Systems - NAS solutions - (Taiwan), MaPower Electronics (Taiwan), Twinmos (Taiwan)

 

"XXODD" is launched by XS2 as "the"' brandname for desktops, notebooks and other computer peripherals.

 

"XXODD" introduces a GPS-GSM handheld locator so that people can trace cars, boats and persons by using Google Maps.

 

XS2 still remains a distributor for many Taiwanese companies, however "XXODD" branded products are generating most of the sales turnover.

 

2007:

XS2 receives the "Clevo Excellent Partner" award.

XS2 receives the "AMD Solution Provider Platinum" award.

XS2 receives the "Microsoft Gold Certified Partner" certificate.

 

Magazines

PCMagazine

"Editors choice" award for XXODD notebook XNi570RU.

PCMagazine

"Editors choice" award for XXODD notebook D901C.

 

XS2 starts cooperation with Intel to introduce customized painted notebooks and notebooks with the logo of professional Dutch soccer clubs Feyenoord and PSV (Philips Sport Vereniging)

 

XS2 becomes direct customer and/or distributor for following manufacturers:

Mitac - notebooks - (Taiwan), Philips & Lite-On Digital (Taiwan)

 

XS2's role as distributor is getting smaller.

However XS2 is expanding its activities rapidly under the name XXODD..

 

2008:

XS2 receives the "Clevo Excellent Partner" award.

XS2 receives the "AMD Platinum Partner" award.

XS2 receives the "Intel Channel Partner Premier Member" certificate.

XS2 receives the "Microsoft Gold Certified Partner" certificate.

XS2 receives the "MSI Outstanding Partnership" award.

 

Magazines:

Dutch Consumer Guide

XXODD notebook XNi8515 tested as notebook with best energy saving.

PCM

XXODD 8212 ultra light magnesium alloy notebook receives "Best Buy" award.

 

XS2 becomes direct customer and/or distributor for following manufacturers:

Topstar - notebooks - (China), Raidon Technology (Taiwan), Patriot Memory (USA/Taiwan)

 

2009:

XS2 receives the "Intel Channel Partner Premier Member" certificate.

XS2 receives the "Microsoft Gold Certified Partner" certificate.

 

Magazines:

PCMagazine

XXODD XNi760CUH tested as "desktop replacement to be jealous at"

 

XS2 becomes direct customer and/or distributor for following manufacturers:

Toshiba - storage - (Germany/Japan)

 

2010:

XS2 receives the "Intel Channel Partner Premier Member" certificate.

XS2 receives the "Microsoft Gold Certified Partner" certificate.

 

2011

XS2 opens and office in Taipei (Taiwan R.O.C.)

 

2012

XS2 start activitities from Taiwan using the brandnames XXODD and VIBIAN

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2016:
XXODD succesfully launches more then 30 new types of Bluetooth speakers with Near Field Communication.
XXODD becomes a member of the Bluetooth® Special Interest Group.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Rene Eringaard XS2 Vibian Watch Magnite.

2015:
XXODD succesfully launches more then 30 new types of Bluetooth speakers with Near Field Communication.
XXODD becomes a member of the Bluetooth® Special Interest Group.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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XS2 Rene Eringaard Bluetooth speakers XXODD

 

2014:
XXODD succesfully launches more then 30 new types of Bluetooth speakers with Near Field Communication.
XXODD becomes a member of the Bluetooth®  Special Interest Group.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Nanogo XS2 Rene Eringaard Pico Projector XXODD

 

2013:
"BEST INNOVATION FINALIST" at DISTREE EMEA 19-22 Februari 2013 in Monaco with XXODD Nano Go8 Pocket Projector
 (Voted by senior executives from the consumer electronics, digital device and ICT products retail and distribution channel in EMEA) 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Rene Eringaard Pocket Projector XXODD for Iphone XS2

 

2012:

XS2 starts activities in Taiwan, Republic of China, using the brand names XXODD and VIBIAN.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Rene Eringaard XXODD Powerbank XS2

 

2011:

XS2 opens an office in Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of China.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Rene Eringaard Wombee XS2 Intel AMD

 

2010:

XS2 receives the "Intel Channel Partner Premier Member" certificate.

XS2 receives the "Microsoft Gold Certified Partner" certificate.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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XS2 Rene Eringaard year 2009 LCD computer

 

2009:

XS2 receives the "Intel Channel Partner Premier Member" certificate.

XS2 receives the "Microsoft Gold Certified Partner" certificate.

 

Magazines:

PCMagazine

XXODD XNi760CUH tested as "desktop replacement to be jealous at"

 

XS2 becomes direct customer and/or distributor for following manufacturers:

Toshiba - storage - (Germany/Japan).

 

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Rene Eringaard touch screen notebook XXODD year 2008

 

2008:

XS2 receives the "Clevo Excellent Partner" award.

XS2 receives the "AMD Platinum Partner" award.

XS2 receives the "Intel Channel Partner Premier Member" certificate.

XS2 receives the "Microsoft Gold Certified Partner" certificate.

XS2 receives the "MSI Outstanding Partnership" award.

 

Magazines:

Dutch Consumer Guide

XXODD notebook XNi8515 tested as notebook with best energy saving.

PCM

XXODD 8212 ultra light magnesium alloy notebook receives "Best Buy" award.

 

XS2 becomes direct customer and/or distributor for following manufacturers:

Topstar - notebooks - (China), Raidon Technology (Taiwan), Patriot Memory (USA/Taiwan).

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Rene Eringaard XXODD XS2 notebook colors 2007

 

2007:

XS2 receives the "Clevo Excellent Partner" award.

XS2 receives the "AMD Solution Provider Platinum" award.

XS2 receives the "Microsoft Gold Certified Partner" certificate.

 

Magazines

PCMagazine

"Editors choice" award for XXODD notebook XNi570RU.

PCMagazine

"Editors choice" award for XXODD notebook D901C.

 

XS2 starts cooperation with Intel to introduce customized painted notebooks and notebooks with the logo of professional Dutch soccer clubs Feyenoord and PSV (Philips Sport Vereniging)

 

XS2 becomes direct customer and/or distributor for following manufacturers:

Mitac - notebooks - (Taiwan), Philips & Lite-On Digital (Taiwan)

 

XS2's role as distributor is getting smaller.

However XS2 is expanding its activities rapidly under the name XXODD.

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XS2 - Year 2006 net sales: € 35 million

Rene Eringaard XS2 XXODD AMD computer year 2006


2006:
In this 10th full year of activities the net sales of XS2 Europe BV is € 35 million.
German company Medion started complaining in the year 2005 about the fact that XS2 is using "Promedion" as a brand name. Rene Eringaard decides to change the "Promedion" brand name to "XXODD" in order to avoid conflict with the German company Medion.

"XXODD" is launched by XS2 as new brand name for desktops, notebooks and other computer peripherals.

"XXODD" has a focus on custom made assembled notebooks and desktops, mostly used for high performance tasks such as gaming CAD/CAM, servers.

"XXODD" introduces a GPS-GSM handheld locator so that people can trace cars, boats and persons by using Google Maps.

XS2 still remains a distributor for many Taiwanese companies, however "XXODD" branded products are generating most of the sales and profit. In fact, between 2006 and the end of 2010 these "XXODD" branded products will be the main reason of the existence of XS2.


XS2 becomes distributor for following manufacturers:
Arima - notebooks - (Taiwan), QNAP Systems - NAS solutions - (Taiwan), MaPower Electronics (Taiwan), Twinmos (Taiwan)

 

Awards:
XS2 receives the "AMD Solution Provider Platinum" award.


XS2 receives the "Clevo Excellent Partner" award.


XS2 receives the "Hitachi Strategic Partner" award.


XS2 receives the "Intel Channel Partner Associate Member" certificate.


XS2 receives the "Microsoft Gold Certified Partner" certificate.


XS2 receives the "MSI Excellent Star" award as the best distributor in The Netherlands.


XS2 receives the "Ovislink Outstanding Cooperation" award.

 

Reviews in magazines:
Computer Totaal magazine
"Our Choice" award for XXODD notebook XNi570B.


Computer Totaal magazine
"Our Choice" award for XXODD notebook XNi570U2.


PC-Consument magazine
"The Fastest Notebook" predicate for XXODD notebook XNA700.


WINMAG magazine
"BEST PRODUCT" award for XXODD notebook 550V with hardware data encryption.


PC-Active magazine
"the fastest notebook" predicate for XXODD notebook XNA700K.

 

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XS2 - Year 2005 net sales: € 34 million

Rene Eringaard XS2 XXODD Promedion year 2005


2005:
In this 9th full year of activities the net sales of XS2 Europe BV is € 34 million.
XS2 introduces a private labeled Promedion 2.0 Megapixel digital camera with the size of a pen.


XS2 introduces a range of private labeled “Promedion Edrive” external USB-harddisks up to 400GB.


German company Medion starts complaining about the fact that XS2 is using "Promedion" as a brand name.
Rene Eringaard decides to change the "Promedion" brand name to "XXODD" in order to avoid conflict with the German company Medion.

Awards:
XS2 receives the "Clevo Excellent Partner" award.


XS2 receives the "Microsoft Gold Certified Partner" certificate.


XS2 receives the "MSI outstanding partnership" award.


XS2 becomes a member of the Intel Product Integrator Program.


Reviews in magazines:
PCM magazine
Promedion D900T notebook tested as "faster then almost all desktop systems"


PCM magazine
Promedion D900T notebook receives "Best Product" award.

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XS2 - Year 2004 net sales: € 29 million

Rene Eringaard XS2 MP3 player Promedion year 2004


2004:
In this 8th full year of activities the net sales of XS2 Europe BV is € 29 million.
XS2 introduces a private labeled Promedion tablet PC with 14" touchscreen and handwriting recognition.

XS2 introduces a private labeled Promedion portable DVD-players with 7" and 10" LCD-screens.

XS2 introduces a private labeled Promedion palm sized digital MPEG-4 video recorders, one of the first recorders allowing people to record movies easily.

XS2 becomes distributor for following manufacturers:
Hitachi - audio/video - (Japan), TomTom (NL), MIO (Taiwan), ADATA (Taiwan


Awards:
XS2 receives the "Clevo Excellent Partner" award.

XS2 becomes an official recognized training company for ICT-students (Ecabo)


Reviews in magazines:
Winmag magazine
Promedion D410V notebook receives "Winfavorite" award.


PCM magazine
Promedion D500P notebook receives "Editors Choice" award.


PCPlus magazine
Promedion D410V notebook receives "Best Buy" and "Best Tested" award.


Hardware Info magazine
Promedion D870P notebook described as "ultimate notebook, racemonster"


WinMag magazine
Promedion L297P LCD-PC receives "Winfavoriet" award.


Wireless Computing magazine
Promedion D410V notebook receives "first choice" award.


PC Consument magazine
Promedion D410V notebook receives "Best Buy" and "Best Tested" award.


HET magazine
Promedion D470W notebook tested as "beautiful 17" notebook with power"


CHIP magazine
Promedion D900T notebook tested highest score in desktop replacement notebook test.

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XS2 - Year 2003 net sales: € 28 million

Rene Eringaard XS2 MSI mainboard 2003


2003:
In this 7th full year of activities the net sales of XS2 Europe BV is € 28 million.
XS2 becomes one of the biggest assemblers of desktop and notebook computers in Benelux countries using the brand name "Promedion".
A few years later (2006) the brand name “Promedion” will be changed to "XXODD"


XS2 introduces an extremely compact MP3 player with integrated FM-radio and LCD-screen using the brand name "Promedion"

XS2 becomes distributor for following manufacturers:
Hitachi – harddisks - (Japan)

Awards:
XS2 receives the "Clevo Excellent Partner" award.


XS2 receives a personal award from Francis Lai, the director of MSI in the Netherlands "Outstanding Partnership"


XS2 receives the "MSI excellent performance" award.


XS2 receives the "PQI Regional Distributor of the year" award.

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XS2 - Year 2002 net sales: € 33 million

Rene Eringaard XS2 XXODD Notebook year 2002


2002:
In this 6th full year of activities the net sales of XS2 Europe BV is € 33 million.
XS2 introduces a GPS system for pocket-PC's and notebooks branded "Promedion"


XS2 introduces LCD-monitors and LCD-PC's branded "Promedion"


XS2 Introduces Wi-Fi products branded "Promedion"
 

XS2 becomes distributor for following manufacturers:
PQI (Taiwan), Pixelview (Taiwan), Z-Com (Taiwan)

Awards:
XS2 receives the "Clevo Excellent Partner" award.

XS2 receives the "Jazz Hipster Excellence in Distribution" award.

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XS2 - Year 2001 net sales: € 35 million

Rene Eringaard Holux GPS navigation year 2001


2001:
In this 5th full year of activities the net sales of XS2 Europe BV is € 35 million.
Introduction of a handheld GPS system in the Dutch and Belgium market by XS2 branded "Promedion"

XS2 becomes distributor for following manufacturers:
Neng-Tyi (Taiwan), Amoisonic (China), Holux GPS-systems (Taiwan), BenQ (Taiwan)

Awards:
XS2 receives the "Clevo Excellent Partner" award.

XS2 receives the "Jazz Hipster Excellence in Distribution" award.

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XS2 - Year 2000 net sales € 28 million

Rene Eringaard XS2 LCD Computer year 2000


2000:
In this 4th full year of activities the net sales of XS2 Europe BV is € 28 million.


XS2 becomes distributor for following manufacturers:
Fujifilm (Japan), Raite (Taiwan), J&S (Taiwan), Onstream (USA), Lucky Star (Taiwan), Labway (Taiwan), ViewSonic (USA)


Awards:
XS2 receives the "Clevo Excellent Partner" award.


XS2 receives the "MSI Master Distributor" award.


XS2 becomes an official recognized training company for ICT-students (VEV)


Mr. Wildevuur who was one of the initiators establishing the XS2 group of companies dies at the age of 72
XS2 has 35 employees in this year.
Most of these employees are not aware of the fact that Mr. Wildevuur was deeply involved in establishing the XS2 group of companies.
That is why it must be written here.

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XS2 - Year 1999 net sales € 18 million

Rene Eringaard XS2 AMD Notebook 1999


1999:
In this 3rd full year of activities the net sales of XS2 Europe BV is € 18 million.
Introduction of "Promedia" high performance notebooks.
 
Introduction of "Promedia" desktop computer systems with integrated MPEG2 decoding, integrated Dolby Digital 5.1 sound amplifier, integrated subwoofer, integrated center speaker, external left+right satellite speakers, external satellite left+right surround speakers.


XS2 becomes a distributor for following manufacturers:
MSI - Micro Star International (Taiwan), Minton (Taiwan), CoSonic (China), EzKey (Taiwan), Clevo (Taiwan), Jetway (Taiwan), Unifosa (Taiwan)


VNU Belgium (publisher of the Yellow pages) starts complaining about the fact that XS2 is using Promedia as a brand name for computers.
Rene Eringaard decides to change the brand name "Promedia" to "Promedion" and registers it as a trademark in Benelux.
XS2 starts to assemble desktop and notebook computer using the brand name "Promedion".

In 1999 the company structure becomes as following:
XS2 International BV
The shareholders of this company are:
95%  XS2 Holding BV(=Rene Eringaard)
5%   Mr. Yu Shen Lin (=A-Power Technology Co)

XS2 Investments BV
The shareholders of this company are:
60% XS2 International BV
40% Belongs to holding companies of 3 employees

The 40% has been given to 3 employees.
In other words:
XS2 Europe BV financed the amount of money to be invested by these 3 employees to get the 40% shares.

XS2 Europe BV
The shareholders of this company are:
100% XS2 Investments BV

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XS2 - Year 1998 net sales € 14 million

Rene Eringaard XS2 Umax Epson 1998


1998:
In this 2nd full year of activities the net sales of XS2 Europe BV is € 14 million.

XS2 becomes a distributor for following manufacturers:
Umax (Taiwan), AMD (USA), Gainward (Taiwan), Billion (Taiwan), Tatung (Taiwan)

Rene Eringaard registers the brand name "Promedia" as a trademark in the Benelux for computers.
Rene Eringaard registers the brand name “XS2” as a trademark in the Benelux.



 

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XS2 - Year 1997 net sales: € 8 million

Rene Eringaard XS2 Atrend mainboards 1997


1997:
In this 1st full year of activities the net sales of XS2 Europe BV i.o. is € 8 million.
XS2 Europe BV i.o. is importing/exporting/distributing computer components, peripherals.
Introduction of the A-Trend Voodoo 3D graphics accellerator in the Dutch market.

XS2 Europe BV i.o. is assembling private labeled computer systems.
Introduction of private labeled desktop computers "XS2" and "Promedia" mostly using AMD and Cyrix processors.

XS2 Europe BV i.o. becomes a direct customer and/or distributor for following manufacturers:
A-Trend (Taiwan), Acer Peripherals (Taiwan), Ovislink (Taiwan), Epson (Japan), Promise (Taiwan), Sung-il (Korea)


Rene Eringaard decides to change XS2 Europe BV i.o. to XS2 Europe BV.
Thus changing it from sole proprietorship to a limited company or so called Ltd.
The abbreviation “BV i.o.” is meaning that it is a "one-man business" or “sole proprietorship".
The abbreviation “BV” without the “i.o.” is meaning that the legal form is a Ltd.

Changing XS2 Europe BV i.o. to XS2 Europe BV will give the company advantages:
a: No personal liabilities for Rene Eringaard anymore
b: More favorable tax rates
c: Employees can become shareholder of a “BV” company.

In 1997 the company structure becomes as following:
XS2 International BV
The shareholders of this company are:
51%  XS2 Holding BV (= Rene Eringaard)
44%  A-Trend Technology Co (= Mr. Andrew Chen, Mr. Wu Pei-yao)
5%    Mr. Yu Shen Lin (= A-Power Technology Co)

A-Power Technology and A-Trend Technology support XS2 International BV with loans and special payment terms, thus financing XS2 International BV.
XS2 International BV has the exclusive rights to distribute A-Power and A-Trend products in the Netherlands and Belgium.

XS2 International BV transfers above loans, special payment terms to XS2 Europe BV, thus financing XS2 Europe BV.
XS2 International BV transfers above exclusive rights to distribute A-Power and A-Trend products to XS2 Europe BV.

 

XS2 Europe BV
The shareholders of this company are:
60% XS2 International BV
40% Employees

The 40% has been given to 3 employees.
In other words:
Rene Eringaard gave these 3 employees the amount of money to be invested, so that they could become a shareholder.

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The establishment of XS2

  Rene Eringaard 1996 XS2


1988 – Autumn 1996:
Rene Eringaard is employee of ICP (International Computer Products) in the Netherlands. During these years Rene Eringaard had three responsibilities at the same time:
1: 
Sourcing and purchasing in Hongkong, China, Taiwan and the USA.
2: 
Sales Manager.
3:
Distribution of a bi-monthly published 32 pages full color magazine in Holland, Belgium and UK.
This magazine was written in Dutch, French, and English language.
It mentioned pricing of around 1000 products in 4 different currencies.
Rene Eringaard was the writer and editor of this magazine.

1996 (January)
ICP is preparing to be acquired by a foreign company.
If ICP should be aquired by a foreign company, it could result in the fact that Rene Eringaard probably should lose (partly) his job within ICP. In 1997 ICP has been sold to Datrontech, UK based computer components and peripherals distributor.

1996 (Autumn)
Rene Eringaard resigns his job at ICP.
Rene Eringaard and Mr. Ruud Wildevuur prepare a business plan for a new company called Sumo International BV.
Mr. Ruud Wildevuur was a retired entrepeneur and after retirement he became a volunteer at the Dutch Chamber of Commerce. The new company should be called SUMO International BV i.o., but very soon we changed this to the name XS2 Europe BV i.o.

XS2 Europe BV i.o.
Rene Eringaard establishes XS2 Europe BV i.o.
XS2 Europe BV i.o. immediately starts the import/export/distribution of computers, components, peripherals
XS2 Europe BV i.o. immediately starts assembling private labeled computer systems.
 
The abbreviation “i.o.” means “in establishing”, making it a so called "one-man business" or “sole proprietorship”.
Rene Eringaard is responsible for all risks and liabilities.
This company will use the name "XS2" as abbreviation.

XS2 International BV
Below persons agree to establish a joint-venture company in the Netherlands.
1:
Mr. Rene Eringaard
2:
Mr. Andrew Chen
Sales manager of Taiwanese company A-Trend Technology Co.
3:
Mr. Wu Pei-yao (Eric Wu):
Chairman of Taiwanese company A-Trend Technology Co.
Board director and chief executive officer of Taiwanese company CIS Technology.
4:
Mr. Yu Shen Lin (Jonathan Lin)
Owner of Taiwanese company A-Power Technology Co.

A-Trend Technology Co., is mainly manufacturing:
Computer motherboards, 2D and 3D graphic cards, networking products.
Atrend Technology Co., is an affiliate from Taiwanese company CIS Technology.

CIS Technology is mainly manufacturing:
Computer and telecom products, including modems.
CIS Technology is listed on the Taiwanese stock market.

A-Power Technology Co., is mainly manufacturing:
Telecom products and modems.

This new Taiwanese/Dutch company will be:
XS2 International BV

The shareholders are:
51%  XS2 Holding BV (= Rene Eringaard)
44%  A-Trend Technology Co (= Mr. Andrew Chen and Mr. Wu Pei-yao)
5%    Mr. Yu Shen Lin (= A-Power Technology Co)

A-Power Technology and A-Trend Technology will support XS2 International BV with loans and special payment terms, thus financing XS2 International BV.
XS2 International BV will have the exclusive rights to distribute A-Power and A-Trend products in the Netherlands and Belgium.

XS2 International BV transfers above loans, special payment terms to XS2 Europe BV i.o., thus financing XS2 Europe BV i.o.
XS2 International BV transfers above exclusive rights to distribute A-Power and A-Trend products to XS2 Europe BV i.o. 

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ICP - International Computer Products

Rene Eringaard XS2 motherboard 1995


1988 – 1996:
Rene Eringaard is employee of ICP (International Computer Products) in the Netherlands. During these years Rene Eringaard had three responsibilities at the same time:
1: 
Sourcing and purchasing in Hongkong, China, Taiwan and the USA.
2: 
Sales Manager.
3:
Distribution of a bi-monthly published 32 pages full color magazine in Holland, Belgium and UK. This magazine was written in Dutch, French, and English language.
It mentioned pricing of around 1000 products in 4 different currencies. Rene Eringaard was the writer and editor of this magazine in cooperation with mr. Ronald Stolk

Until 1993 Sydec was 100% owner of daughter company ICP.
In 1993 daughter company ICP took over most of Sydec’s activities and continued Sydec’s business.
ICP had offices and activities in the Netherlands, Denmark, Taiwan, United Kingdom and Belgium.
The goal was to become a pan-european distributor.
In case this goal could not be reached independently, then it should be reached by taking over other companies or by merging with other companies, or to be acquired by a pan-european distributor.
ICP was doing well in sales, profit and marketshare but distribution probably should have a consolidation in the near future.
Bigger US based distributors and pan-european distributors soon should create strong competition.
Mr. Ben Jan Wilbrink’s goal as decribed above is fully understandable.

1995:
Promise is a Promise:

During 1993 and 1996 the integration of employees of it’s former parent company Sydec wiped out ICP’s  “down-to-earth” culture and mentality.
In 1993 ICP promised Rene Eringaard (and a few other employees) to become small minority shareholders of ICP.
In 1995 ICP still did not fulfill this “shares promise”. ICP did not remember that this promise was made. (LOL)
Rene Eringaard mentioned several times this “shares promise” to the board of directors of ICP.
Recalling this “shares promise” resulted in an unpleasant working atmosphere.
Besides that, if ICP should be aquired by a foreign company, it could result in the fact that Rene Eringaard probably should lose (partly) his job within ICP.

1997:
ICP has been sold in 1997 to IT-components distributor Datrontech (United Kingdom) which was noted on the stock exchange.
“ICP has been approached by a number of US distributors, but managing director Ben Jan Wilbrink said he wanted it to be part of a European operation. UK components distributor Datrontech Group has acquired Computer Products (ICP) for as the company moves ahead with the European expansion strategy. ICP was Datrontech's eleventh acquisition between 1995 – 1997. Datrontech had been looking at potential buys in Scandinavia, but has satisfied its ambition as ICP is also established in this region. ICP, a computer components and peripherals distributor, sells primarily into the Netherlands, UK and Belgium, with operations in Denmark and Germany. ICP has one UK sales unit - in Wokingham, Berkshire - plus a branch in Belgium and one in Taiwan. Mark Mulford, Datrontech CEO, said: 'Holland is a prime location for servicing mainland Europe, and there are many growth opportunities from co-operative activity between ICP and Datrontech. ICP was established in 1987 and distributes chips, PCs, monitors, hard disk and tape drives, as well as networking products. Its suppliers include AMD, Cyrix, Intel, Acer, Fujitsu, Hewlett Packard and Western Digital”

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ICP - International Computer Products & Hewlett Packard

Rene Eringaard XS2 Colorado Memory Systems 1994


1988 - 1996:

Rene Eringaard is employee of ICP (International Computer Products) in the Netherlands. During thse years Rene Eringaard had three responsibilities at the same time:
1: 
Sourcing and purchasing in Hongkong, China, Taiwan and the USA.
2: 
Sales Manager.
3:
Distribution of a quarterly bi-monthly 32 pages full color magazine in Holland, Belgium and UK. This magazine was written in Dutch, French, and English language.
It mentioned pricing of around 1000 products in 4 different currencies. Rene Eringaard was the writer and editor of this magazine in cooperation with mr. Ronald Stolk.

ICP and Colorado Memory Systems:
In 1991 mr. Frank Hensley from Colorado Memory Systems(USA) visited ICP’s parent company Sydec.
Colorado Memory Systems manufactured computer backup systems, a so called tape streamer.
(Protecting against the loss of data stored on a hard disk in case it crashes)
Sydec was already selling several backup/storage solutions such as Exabyte and SyQuest.
Sydec decided that the Colorado Memory Systems products could be better sold by daughter company ICP.

The Colorado Memory Systems products had a capacity up to 250MB.
a: Jumbo
An internal backup tape drive which needed it’s ISA/EISA/MCA controller board.
b: Trakker
An external backup tape drives that could be easily connected to a parallel port.
Before 1996 desktop and notebook computers had parallel and serial ports for connectivity.
USB ports were introduced in 1996.

Jumbo and Trakker were the first affordable tape drives for the mainstream market:
The director of ICP (Ben Jan Wilbrink) gave Rene Eringaard full power and full control to launch this new advanced tape back-up system.
This means that Rene Eringaard had total freedom regarding:
Purchasing, Sales, Marketing, Advertising, Market Development Funds.

ICP became market leader in Holland, Belgium by shipping average 45.000pcs tape drives per year.
Additional sales and profit were generated by selling data storage tapes.
In 1988, the year that Rene Eringaard started working at ICP, the company had 4 employees and a office/activities in the Netherlands.
In 1992 Colorado Memory Systems has been bought by Hewlett Packard, ICP became a Hewlett Packard Distributor.
In 1996 the year that Rene Eringaard decided to leave ICP, the company had 70+ employees and offices/activities in 5 countries.
In 1997 ICP has been sold to IT-components distributor Datrontech (United Kingdom) which was noted on the stock exchange.

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ICP - International Computer Products

Rene Eringaard - ICP - International Computer Products 1988


1988 – 1996:
Rene Eringaard is employee of ICP (International Computer Products) in the Netherlands.
During these years Rene Eringaard had three responsibilities at the same time:
1: 
Sourcing and purchasing in Hongkong, China, Taiwan and the USA.
2: 
Sales Manager.
3:
Distribution of a bi-monthly published 32 pages full color magazine in Holland, Belgium and UK.
This magazine was written in Dutch, French, and English language.
It mentioned pricing of around 1000 products in 4 different currencies. Rene Eringaard was the writer and editor of this magazine in cooperation with mr. Ronald Stolk.

In 1988, the year that Rene Eringaard started working at ICP, the company had 4 employees and a office/activities in the Netherlands.
In 1996, the year that Rene Eringaard decided to leave ICP, the company had 70+ employees and offices/activities in 5 countries.

 

About Sydec Techology Distributors:
Until 1993 Sydec was 100% owner of daughter company ICP.
Sydec was founded by Mr. Bart van Rheenen en Mr. Folkert Brongers.
Sydec was an importer/exporter/distributor of computers and computer IT-components.
Sydec had offices and activities in the Netherlands, Germany, United Kingdom and Belgium.
At it’s peak the Sydec group employed 250+ people.
At it’s peak the Sydec group had a yearly sales turnover of around 175 million Dutch Guilders (Euro 80 Million)

About ICP – International Computer Products:
In 1993 daughter company ICP took over most of Sydec’s activities and continued Sydec’s business.
In 1993 mr. Ben Jan Wilbrink (managing director of ICP) became the biggest shareholder of ICP.
ICP was an importer/exporter/distributor of computers and computer IT-components.
ICP had offices and activities in the Netherlands, Denmark, Taiwan, United Kingdom and Belgium.

ICP imported, exported, distributed products of:
Twinhead, Rodime, Kyocera, Mitsubishi, Syquest, Hyundai, Quantum, Western Digital, Conner, Atasi, Micropolis, Digiboard, Exabyte, Onstream, Taxan, Micro Solutions, Intel, AMD, Cyrix, Novell, Microsoft, NexGen, Qtronix, OKI, Sony, Colorado Memory Systems, Hewlett Packard, Acer, Umax, Verbatim, Taxan, Cnet, Adaptec, Buslogic, Xlink, SMC, 3M Travan, Fujitsu, Daewoo, Freecom, Relisys.

In 1995 ICP bought the computer assembly line of the French computer company Bull for assembling it’s private label “Sky-Vision” IBM PC compatible desktop computers and notebooks.
ICP also distributed private labeled “Sky-Vision” monitors, mainboards, video-cards.
ICP also distributed private labeled “Link-iT” networking products.


The company ICP has been sold in 1997 to IT-components distributor Datrontech (United Kingdom) which was noted on the stock exchange.

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RadioShack & Sydec Technology Distributors

Rene Eringaard RadioShack Tandy TRS80 computer


1987 (January)
Rene Eringaard becomes sales representative in the Netherlands for USA based company RadioShack.
Rene Eringaard was selling actually two different kind of products:
a: RadioShack’s private labeled “Realistic” audio and video products.
b: Tandy personal computers.

About RadioShack:
Radioshack was founded in 1921.
In 1954 RadioShack started to sell High Fidelity music products under it’s private label “Realistic”.
In 1977 RadioShack introduced the TRS-80, one of the first mass-produced personal computers.
In the mid 1980’s RadioShack began transition from its 8-bit computers to its IBM PC compatible Tandy computers.
In 1987 RadioShack was 100% owned by the USA company Tandy Corporation.

 

1987 (July)
Rene Eringaard becomes sales representative at SYDEC in the Netherlands.

a: Sales of computers, computer components and peripherals to resellers/retailers in the Netherlands.
b: Introduction of Hyundai computers in the Netherlands.

About Sydec Technology Distributors:
Sydec was founded by Mr. Bart van Rheenen en Mr. Folkert Brongers.
Sydec was an importer/exporter/distributor of computers and computer IT-components.
Sydec had offices and activities in the Netherlands, Germany, United Kingdom and Belgium.
At it’s peak the Sydec group employed 250+ people.
At it’s peak the Sydec group had a yearly sales turnover of around 175 million Dutch Guilders (Euro 80 Million)

Sydec imported, exported, distributed products of:
Twinhead, Rodime, Kyocera, Mitsubishi, Syquest, Hyundai, Quantum, Western Digital, Conner, Atasi, Micropolis, Digiboard, Exabyte, Onstream, Novell, Taxan, Micro Solutions, Intel, AMD, Cyrix, Novell, Microsoft.

Sydec also assembled it’s private labeled “PC-Line” and “JEC” IBM PC compatible computers.

In 1993 daughter company ICP took over most of Sydec’s activities and continued Sydec’s business.

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NOS - Dutch Broadcast Foundation

Rene Eringaard XS2 NOS AEG Telefunken M15


1985 – 1986:

NOS
Dutch Broadcast Foundation

Rene Eringaard was working at the NOS as assistant of audio engineers.

Dutch national radio stations Hilversum 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. 

Nowadays called NPO Radio 1, NPO Radio 2, NPO 3FM, NPO Radio 4, NPO Radio 5.

 

Rene Eringaard operated various professional analog and digital audio equipment such as:

Analog AEG Telefunken M15 magnetophons (reel-to-reel tape recorders with a weight of around 52Kg) Multitrack reel-to-reel tape recorders, the first CD players, professional turntables and mixing consoles.

 

Rene Eringaard’s work mainly consisted of:

Daily 24 hour non stop recording with time and date stamp of the radio broadcasts on reel-to-reel tape recorders.

Supply the above recorded broadcasts/radio programs to the radio DJ/radio host/audio engineers in case they wanted a copy of past broadcasts.

Editing magnetic tapes, quality check of magnetic tapes, magnetically bulk erasing recordings so that the tapes could be used again.

Recording 78RPM gramophone records on reel-to-reel tape recorders so that this audio recording could be used in the studio during broadcasting a radio program. (these gramophone records could be from the early 1930’s and had to be treated carefully)
 

About NOS:
The Nederlandse Omroep Stichting (English: Dutch Broadcast Foundation) is one of the broadcasting organizations making up the Netherlands Public Broadcasting system. It has a special statutory obligation to make news and sports programmes for the three Dutch public television channels and the Dutch public radio services. The NOS also acts as technical co-ordinator for the Dutch public broadcasting system as a whole. In the event of emergencies and/or the breaking of a major news story, it can assume control of the public networks in order to provide co-ordinated coverage of events in co-operation with the other members of the systems.

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Education

Rene Eringaard XS2 NIMA Marketing Instituut 1991


1978 - 1982:

MAVO

Rene Eringaard attended Lower General Secondary Education.


1982 – 1984:

HAVO

Rene Eringaard attended Higher General Secondary Education.


1984 – 1985:

VWO

Rene Eringaard attended Pre-university Education.

 

1986:

Centrum Administratieve Vakopleiding

Administrative Vocational Training Centre of the Ministry of Social Affairs and Employment

Rene Eringaard attended administrative vocational training containing the general application of computing:

Terminals, networking, computers and peripherals.

Research, design, analysis of information systems.

Operating systems and application software such as Wordstar word processing, CalcStar spreadsheets, dBase databases.

Workforce databases, customer databases, article inventory control, sales and billing systems.

 

1991:

NIMA-A

Nederlands Instituut voor Marketing

(The Netherlands Institute of Marketing)

Rene Eringaard attended NIMA-A education.

This NIMA-A education was an eye-opening experience and Rene Eringaard decided to establish his own company in the near future.

 

About NIMA:

This education contains: marketing, sales, communication, market research and related fields such as finance, statistics.

NIMA develops standards for marketing education in the Netherlands and is full member of the European Marketing Confederation (EMC).

NIMA trainers/coaches are teaching the students in the field that this trainer/coach is working in. 

The exams are independent: the trainer/coach has no influence on the exams.

It is about interaction, discussion, real-life cases, applying theoretical knowledge into practical situations.