Ingram Micro

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Ingram Micro Inc.
Type Public
Traded as NYSEIM
Industry Electronics
Founded 1979
Headquarters Santa Ana, CA
Key people Dale Laurance, Chairman
Alain Monie, CEO
William Humes, CFO
Products Computer hardware, software, services, logistics
Revenue Increase US$ 36.3 billion (2014)
Net income Increase US$ 452.7 million(2012)
Employees 21,800
Subsidiaries AVAD
Website www.ingrammicro.com

Ingram Micro is an American electronics company and information technology distributor. It is the world's largest wholesale technology products distributor.. Ingram Micro distributes and markets a large variety of electronics which it sources from manufacturers such as Acer Inc., Apple, Cisco, Hewlett-Packard ("HP"), IBM, Lenovo, Microsoft, Samsung and others. The company ranks 69th in the 2014 Fortune 500. It is headquartered in Santa Ana, California.

History[edit]

Softeurop logo 1989

In 1989 Ingram Micro, then "Ingram Micro-D" a subsidiary of the privately owned Ingram Industries group, took over the Belgian Softinvest and its three Softeurop subsidiaries active on the Belgian, the French and the Dutch markets from Brussels, Lille and Utrecht. This was Ingram first footprint in outside the U.S. except for some Ingram Industries subsidiaries. The company embarked on an active merge, acquisitions and foundation strategy in the European market.

In August 1993, Ingram Micro Belgium acquired Zedd, (Zaventem Electronic Dealer Distribution) and much of its assets including the right to distribute Hewlett Packard products.

The Shared Services Center in Manila, Philippines began operations last May 2009.

In recent years, Ingram Micro built a presence in areas adjacent to its traditional distribution business, including enterprise computing, automatic identification and data capture (AIDC); point-of-sale (POS); managed, professional and warranty maintenance services; mobility; physical security; and consumer electronics (CE).[citation needed]

Other recent ventures include entry into cloud computing, or software-, platform- and infrastructure-as-a-service.[1]

Former U.S. Congressman Chris Lee once worked at Ingram Micro.

In June 2014, Ingram Micro changed their logo and introduced a new tagline: “Ingram Micro helps businesses realize the promise of technology.”[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Spring, Tom. "Ingram Micro Ups Cloud Ante: Adds Partnerships, Channel Enhancements, Hosted Services". CRN. Retrieved 28 April 2014. 
  2. ^ http://ocbj.com/news/2014/jun/23/new-logo-ingram-micro/

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