New Delhi: Taiwanese computer marketer Acer plans to expand its footprint to 1,200 towns across the country by the end of this year.

"We are planning to cover 1,200 towns by the end of 2012. The company will probably add around 500 Acer galleries in tier-II and -III towns during the time period," Acer India Chief Marketing Officer S Rajendran said.

He added the company is present in 859 towns and has opened over 4,000 Acer galleries in Tier-II and -III towns in less than a year.

Rajendran said the company is looking at a double digit growth sequentially and is focussing on government, banking and financial services and insurance (BSFI) and education sectors to achieve the numbers.

"Our consumer desktops are doing well, in commercial space, the government buying is a bit slow as decision making is taking a lot of time but some of the BSFI cases are happening which is a big initiative," he said.

According to research firm Gartner, Acer has established a significant presence in the second quarter of 2012 and has become the number 2 player in the country with a 13.4 percent market share in the total PC market.

The company is providing computer hardware to various public sector banks, which have been asked to bring about computerisation in their subsidiary branches.

Asked about the volumes, Rajendran said on an average, the company ships around 35,000-40,000 desktops and over 50,000 notebooks every month.


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