For the last 20+ years, our teams, operatives, engineers, and technicians have focused their passion for technology and problem-solving to troubleshoot customer issues.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Ingram Micro becomes an authorized reseller for Compaq, followed shortly by similar agreements with Netscape and about 30 other OEM vendors.
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.
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.
Our new Shared Services Center in Manila, Philippines, gives us more robust logistical capacity in the more than 10 countries in our Asia-Pacific network. We also launch Ingram Micro Cloud (IMC) to capture the growing cloud reseller industry, onboard new resellers, and provide multi-tier distribution.
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.
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".
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 European and Latin America, and acquire a service automation platform to improve customer experience.
To better reach promising business opportunities in emerging markets, Ingram Micro becomes a subsidiary of the global conglomerate HNA Group.
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.
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.
Ingram Micro formally launched a new division, Ingram Micro Lifecycle, to service technology devices and enable a circular economy for our customers all over the world.