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SANTA ANA, Calif., Feb. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Ingram Micro Inc. (NYSE: IM), the world's largest technology distributor and a global leader in IT supply-chain and logistics solutions, today debuted a new business unit, Ingram Micro Mobility, at Mobile World Congress in
Barcelona, Spain. The new group combines Ingram Micro's existing mobile group with BrightPoint, a leading provider of device lifecycle services, which was acquired by Ingram Micro on
October 15, 2012. The combined capabilities and reach of both companies position Ingram Micro as the leading global provider of technology and mobility services and products, providing current and prospective customers with access to new manufacturers and solutions.
Ingram Micro Mobility offers a complete end-to-end solution for the lifecycle of mobile devices – moving mobile products from manufacturing, providing customization services, fulfilling through all channels (retail, company store, indirect dealer and directly to an end-user), managing transportation and logistics, and providing complete integrated reverse and recover services. The group's solutions support moving and selling mobility products through markets across the globe with a single, highly-integrated partner.
"Ingram Micro's acquisition of BrightPoint marked an important milestone for both companies, but today highlights an even more significant milestone for our customers and vendors who now have access to the broadest portfolio of mobility and converged technology products and the most comprehensive suite of supply chain solutions for mobile devices," said Alain Monié, president and CEO of Ingram Micro. "Ingram Micro Mobility is at the center of the flow of products and commerce within the mobility industry, helping us achieve our vision to anticipate demand and create connections between manufacturers, retailers and carriers, while helping to enable the convergence of IT and mobility."
The new Ingram Micro Mobility group provides significant benefits for legacy Ingram Micro and BrightPoint customers, resellers, vendors, OEMs and carriers/networks, including:
Ingram Micro Mobility vendors can further optimize their supply chains with BrightPoint's expertise in device lifecycle services.
BrightPoint product vendors can gain access to new selling channels as BrightPoint's product portfolio is cross-sold into Ingram Micro's sales channels.
New markets – including Vietnam, Philippines, South Africa, China, Hong Kong, France, Latin America and Canada – can access Ingram Micro's and BrightPoint's joint capabilities.
BrightPoint's best-in-class reverse logistics and device recovery capabilities are now available to Ingram Micro customers.