Profile: Ingram Micro Inc (IM.N)
7 Mar 2014
Ingram Micro Inc. (Ingram Micro), incorporated on April 29, 1996, is a global information technology (IT) supply-chain management, mobile device lifecycle services and logistics solutions. The Company distribute and market hundreds of thousands of technology products worldwide from the industry’s computer hardware suppliers, mobility hardware suppliers, networking equipment suppliers, software publishers, and other suppliers of computer peripherals, consumer electronics (CE), physical security, automatic identification and data capture (AIDC)/point-of-sale (POS) and physical security products. The Company has operations in 37 countries. In October 15, 2012, the Company acquired Brightpoint, Inc. In February 2013, it opened a new business unit, Ingram Micro Mobility, at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain. In September 2013, the Company announced that it has acquired SoftCom Inc. In October 2013, the Company acquired Norcross, Ga.-based CloudBlue Technologies, Inc. (CloudBlue).
The Company offers a variety of products within the peripherals category that fall within several sub-categories, including traditional IT peripherals such as printers, scanners, displays, projectors, monitors, panels, mass storage, and tape; digital signage products such as format LCD and plasma displays, enclosures, mounts, media players, content software, content creation, content hosting, and installation services; CE products such as mobile phones, digital cameras, digital video disc players, game consoles, televisions, audio, media management and home control; AIDC/POS products such as barcode/card printers, AIDC scanners, AIDC software, and wireless infrastructure products; physical security products such as Internet protocol video surveillance, security alarm systems, fire alarm systems, access control smart cards and printers; services provided by third parties and resold by Ingram Micro such as engineering contract-labor services and extended coverage warranties; component products such as processors, motherboards, hard drives, and memory; and supplies and accessories such as ink and toner supplies, paper, carrying cases, and anti-glare screens.
The Company defines its system category as self-standing computer systems capable of functioning independently. The Company offers a variety of systems, such as rack, tower and blade servers; desktops; and portable personal computers and tablets. The Company defines its software category as a broad variety of applications containing computer instructions or data that can be stored electronically. The Company offers a variety of software products, such as business application software, operating system software, entertainment software, middleware, developer software tools, security software (firewalls, intrusion detection, and encryption), storage software and virtualization software.
The Company’s networking category includes networking hardware, communication products and network security hardware. Networking hardware includes switches, hubs, routers, wireless local area networks, wireless wide area networks, network interface cards, cellular data cards, network-attached storage and storage area networks. Communication products incorporate Voice over Internet Protocol (or VoIP), communications, modems, phone systems and video/audio conferencing. Network security hardware includes firewalls, Virtual Private Networks (or VPNs), intrusion detection, and authentication devices and appliances.
The Company offers a variety of services to its customers and suppliers, and, in some instances, to end-users on behalf of its customers. Its services may be purchased individually or in combination with other services, or they may be provided along with its product sales. Its services include: supply chain services, integration services, technical support, training services, financial and credit services, marketing services, predictive analytics services, e-commerce services, reseller community hosting services, managed services, cloud services, managed print services, professional services and mobility logistics services.
The Company competes with Tech Data, Synnex Corporation, Avnet, Arrow, Westcon, D&H Distributing, ADI, Petra, ScanSource, Bluestar, Synnex Technology International, Digital China, Redington, Express Data, Intcomex, Esprinet, ALSO-Actebis Holding AG, Metra Group, Brightstar, Aerovoice, Cellnet Group Ltd. , Axcom , Foxconn, Avenir S.A. , and Incomm.
Ingram Micro Inc
1600 E. ST. ANDREW PLACE
SANTA ANA CA 92799