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|Traded as||NYSE: IM|
|Dale Laurance, Chairman
Alain Monié, CEO
William Humes, CFO
|Products||Computer hardware, software, services, logistics|
|Revenue||US$ 42.6 billion (2013)|
|US$ 452.7 million(2012)|
Number of employees
|Slogan||Realize the Promise of Technology|
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 62nd in the 2015 Fortune 500. It is headquartered in Irvine, California.
In 1989 Ingram Micro, then called "Ingram Micro-D", was 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's first foray outside the United States other than a few Ingram Industries subsidiaries. The company embarked on an active merge, acquisitions and foundation strategy in the European market.
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.
Other ventures in 2014 included entry into cloud computing, or software-, platform- and infrastructure-as-a-service.
In June 2014, Ingram Micro changed their logo and introduced a new tagline: “Ingram Micro helps businesses realize the promise of technology”.
In February 2016, Ingram Micro was acquired by Chinese A stock listed company Tianjin Tianhai Investment, a subsidiary of Haikou, China-based HNA Group, for $6 Billion. It was reported at the time that Alain Monié, Ingram’s chief executive, would remain in place. The transaction reportedly made Ingram the biggest revenue generator for HNA Group. The strategic reason for the transaction was to better reach “business opportunities in emerging markets, which have higher growth rates and better profitability.” HNA Group’s logistics and its presence in China was intended to help Ingram's growth.
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