About Ingram Micro Lifecycle

Since 1979, we’ve been focused on realizing the promise of technology to help businesses maximize the value of the electronics they make, use, or sell.

Our Company

Think back to the early days of modern electronics. Remember when carrying your laptop was an instant workout, the iconic Nokia ringtone was everywhere, and Blackberry dominated the market? Back when cameras were first added to cell phones, and later when touch screen technology rendered buttons a thing of the past? Ingram Micro Lifecycle has been there for all of it, working continuously to develop the best and most cost-effective lifecycle solutions for these ground-breaking products. We’ve always known which devices were the best on the market because hundreds of thousands of them pass through our hands each day. We learn from testing them, taking them apart, and innovating in partnership with their manufacturers, operators, and retailers.

Changing with the times and the technology

Fast forward to today — our digital devices play pivotal roles at work and at home. We use them to plan and host meetings, check the weather, navigate rush hour, communicate with our teams, secure our information, see who’s ringing the doorbell, and even remind us to drink water or stand up.

As this technology becomes more reliable and integrated into our lives, we’ve become more dependent on it. Keeping people connected by maintaining, reusing, and repurposing devices is paramount.

Today, Ingram Micro Lifecycle enables a circular economy for our customers with trustworthy, state-of-the-art solutions that address the return, refurbishment, repair, and remarketing of devices. Our teams are hard at work throughout the technology lifecycle, making sure our customers’ devices remain safe, secure, sustainable, and cost-effective for longer.

We’ve kept our customers’ trust for many years, and will continue to research, develop, and innovate services that help our clients not only reap the commercial benefit of longer device lifecycles, but also meet and exceed their ESG initiatives.

 

Our company timeline

For the last 20+ years, we’ve focused our passion for technology and problem-solving on building a global circular economy alongside our customers and partners.

1979

Husband and wife team Lorraine Mecca and Geza Czige, both teachers,  establish Micro D, Inc. in Southern California to bring their academic approach to logistics to the rapidly-evolving manufacturing and distribution space. They go public a few years later after rapid expansion.

1983

Following several years of rapid expansion, Micro D. holds its initial public offering. Meanwhile, a small conglomerate called Ingram Industries, Inc. branches out into software distribution through a new unit called Ingram Distribution Group.

1989

Recognizing Micro D.’s innovative approach to distribution in a rapidly globalizing economy, Ingram has been acquiring shares of the company for several years. They reached full ownership in 1989 and rebranded as Ingram Micro D. The new brand also expands into Europe through the purchase of Softeurop, a Belgium-based software wholesaler with subsidiaries in France and the Netherlands.

1991

Ingram Micro D. celebrates its first year with sales over $2 billion by streamlining our name to Ingram Micro. By the first quarter of 1992, we’ve become the leading wholesaler of personal computer products. Over the next few years, we expand globally into Europe, Scandinavia, Central America, and Southeast Asia.

1993

Globally, distributors account for around 40% of PC and accessory sales, and Ingram Micro is leading the way with in-store training and merchandising programs for electronics chains getting into personal computers. New agreements with Hewlett Packard, Staples, Office Max, Wal-Mart, and Target increase our capacity as a valuable partner for both manufacturers and retailers.

1994

Ingram Micro becomes an authorized reseller for Compaq, followed shortly by similar agreements with Netscape and about 30 other OEM vendors.

1995

Our parent company, Ingram Industries, announces that it will restructure to form three independent companies: Ingram Industries, Ingram Entertainment, and Ingram Micro, with Ingram Micro the only one going public.

1996

We once again become a publicly-traded company, listed on the New York Stock Exchange. The next few years are characterized by strong revenue growth, driven in large part by success in Europe.

2009

Our new Shared Services Center in Manila, Philippines, gives us more robust logistical capacity in more than 10 countries in our Asia-Pacific network. We also launched Ingram Micro Cloud (IMC) to capture the growing cloud reseller industry, onboard new resellers, and provide multi-tier distribution.

2013

Two new companies are brought into the fold to strengthen key elements of our network, namely cloud marketplace and global internet service provider SoftCom and e-commerce shipping company Shipwire, based in Silicon Valley.

2014

As mobile technology expands into every industry, Ingram Micro acquires German mobile repair and refurbishment provider dat Repair GMBH to enhance our mobility business unit. The year also brings a new brand identity, logo, and tagline:  "Ingram Micro helps businesses realize the promise of technology".

2015

ANOVO, a supply chain services provider with an exceptional customer service record, joins Ingram Micro to build our expertise with technically complex consumer electronics. We also broaden our capabilities in Europe and Latin America, and acquire a service automation platform to improve customer experience.

2016

To better reach promising business opportunities in emerging markets, Ingram Micro becomes a subsidiary of the global conglomerate HNA Group.

2018

In the years since the 2013 acquisition of SoftCom, Ingram Micro has brought in a number of new cloud platforms and service providers. This evolution leads to the 2018 launch of a new brand and business unit, CloudBlue, to provide a scaling platform with growth products and sources.

2021

US-based Platinum Equity adds Ingram Micro to its portfolio of industry-leading companies. Shortly after, our Commerce division joins up with CEVA, a subsidiary of CMA CGM Group.

2022

Ingram Micro formally launches a new division, Ingram Micro Lifecycle, to service technology devices and enable a circular economy for our customers all over the world.

Global Footprint

We operate all over the world to provide the support our customers’ need. Ingram Micro Lifecycle is constantly working to strengthen and expand our international network, enabling circularity for every customer.

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