|Traded as||NYSE: IM|
|Headquarters||Santa Ana, CA|
|Key people||Dale Laurance, Chairman
Alain Monie, CEO
William Humes, CFO
|Products||Computer hardware, software, services, logistics|
|Revenue||US$ 35.6 billion (2012)|
|Net income||US$ 452.7 million(2012)|
Ingram Micro, Inc. is an American electronics company and information technology distributor. Despite being virtually unknown to the general public, the group is nonetheless a major player in the worldwide IT industry, and in fact is the world’s largest wholesale technology products distributor.
Ingram Micro Inc. distributes and markets a large variety of electronics which it sources from manufacturers such as Acer, Apple, Cisco, Hewlett-Packard (“HP”), IBM, Lenovo, Microsoft, Samsung and others.
It is based in Santa Ana, California.
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). The company has been addressing the continuing evolution of technology delivery, including cloud computing, or software-, platform- and infrastructure-as-a-service.
Former U.S. Congressman Chris Lee (politician) once worked at Ingram Micro.
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. An active merge, acquisitions and foundation strategy then followed to conquer 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 the HP line of products.