Awards and History

Company Beginnings Story

Throughout its history, Ingram Micro Inc. has matched its expertise in identifying
the markets and technologies that shape the IT industry with its global
distribution and logistics capabilities, demonstrating unparalleled leadership
within the information and communications technology (ICT) marketplace.

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    Micro D, Inc. is founded by husband and wife Geza Czige and Lorraine Mecca, who were both teachers.

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    Micro D goes public on the OTC market under the stock symbol "MCRD."

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    Ingram Industries acquires a majority interest in Micro D, Inc.

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    Ingram Industries acquires the remaining publicly traded shares of Micro D and merges it with Ingram Computer (Buffalo) to form the privately held company, Ingram Micro D.
    Ingram Micro D enters Europe through the acquisition of Belgium-based SoftEurop

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    The “D” in the company name is dropped and "Ingram Micro" is created.

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    Enters the Asia-Pacific region by launching operations in Malaysia and Singapore.

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    Enters Mexico and Central America as Ingram Dicom.

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    Ingram Micro splits off from privately owned Ingram Industries and becomes a public company listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol "IM."

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    Our services offerings continue to expand with the creation of Ingram Micro Services Network, evolving to Managed Services in 2006 and IM Link in 2013.

  • Launches Ingram Micro Logistics, a third party logistics division, now known as Ingram Micro Supply Chain Solutions.

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    Opens a West Coast Solutions Center in Santa Ana, Calif.

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    Consolidates U.S. and Canadian operations into a North America region.

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    Enters the data capture/point-of-sale (DC/POS) market through the purchase of Nimax.

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    Opens an East Coast Solutions Center in Buffalo, N.Y.

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    Celebrates its 10th anniversary as a public company.
    Enters the DC/POS space in Europe through acquisition of SymTech Nordic AS.

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    Extends the company’s offerings into consumer electronics through the acquisition of U.S.-based DBL Distributing.
    Launches cloud services portfolio which is now the innovative Ingram Micro Cloud, offering more than 150 aggregated solutions.

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    Expands its European DC/POS presence through acquisitions of U.K.-based Paradigm, French-based Eurequat and German-based Intertrade.

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    Expands specialty lines of business through three acquisitions: New Zealand-based DC/POS provider, Vantex Technology Distribution Limited; enterprise computing provider, VAD; and U.K.-based data center provider, Computacenter Distribution.
    Celebrates its 30th anniversary.

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    Acquires three companies in the enterprise computing space: Albora Soluciones in Spain and Portugal, Asiasoft-HK in Hong Kong and interact BVBA in Belgium.

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    Acquires Aptec Holdings Ltd, a Middle-East and Africa IT distribution company.
    Acquires U.S.-based BrightPoint, a global leader in mobile device lifecycle services, which completes its largest acquisition to date.
    Acquires Promark Technology, enterprise computing vendor, along with its GSA schedule, allowing Ingram and its customers access to the U.S. public sector market.

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    Acquires SoftCom, CloudBlue and Shipwire, continuing to strengthen Ingram Micro's cloud and supply chain solution business units.

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    Expands Ingram Micro Cloud’s global reach and invests in Parallels, Inc., using their hosting and cloud enablement and cross-platform solutions to further Ingram Micro’s cloud aggregation services.
    Acquires dat Repair GmbH, a Germany-based mobile repair and refurbishment provider and integrates the company into Ingram Micro Mobility.

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    Acquires Pinnacle Services Solutions Group, Inc., allowing Ingram Micro to offer OEM-certified after-sales support and warranty repairs for some of the largest consumer electronics retailers. With the acquisition of Global Mobility Products, Ingram Micro grows its repair and asset recovery capabilities.

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    Acquires Rollouts, a services company offering on-demand and rapid deployment of field technicians to support North American IT solution providers.
    A total rebrand, featuring a new logo, color and tagline, positions Ingram Micro for the future.

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    Through the acquisitions of Odin, Armada, Anovo, Docdata, Canai and Clarity Technology, Ingram Micro continues to grow its influence in all business sectors.
    Ingram Micro's reach in the Asia Pacific and European regions expands with the new Cloud Marketplace in India, Hong Kong, Singapore, New Zealand, Australia, Belgium, and Germany.

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    Ingram Micro's Supply Chain Solutions business unit is expanded and renamed to Commerce & Fulfillment Solutions.

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    By acquiring CONNECTOR SYSTEMS, NETXUSA, AND COMMS-CARE, Ingram Micro strengthens its position in technology solutions.
    Ingram Micro Cloud further strengthens their marketplace position by acquiring Ensim.

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    HNA Group completes transaction, under which Tianjin Tianhai Investment Company, Ltd. (SSE A Share: 600751 and SSE B Share: 900938), a publicly-traded subsidiary of HNA Group, acquires Ingram Micro for $38.90 per share in an all-cash transaction with an equity value of approximately $6 billion.

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    Ingram Micro unveils new cloud commerce platform, CloudBlue, in partnership with Microsoft.

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    U.S.-based Platinum Equity adds Ingram Micro to its portfolio of industry leading companies.

2021 Awards

Vendor Partner

APC
Poland  “Highest Dynamics of Sales Growth” Award
Netherlands Best IT Distributor of the Year
Indonesia Best Distributor of the Year for ESS Business
Top Sales-Out Performance: Solution and Services category – Malaysia

Arctic Wolf
North America Distributor Partner of the Year

Aruba
Canada 2021 SMB Distributor of the Year
DACH 2021 Distributor of the Year
France 2021 Distributor of the Year
Saudi Arabia 2021 Distributor of the Year
Distributor Award - Distributor Partner Acquisition category (Hong Kong)

Axis
Australia “IP Audio” Distributor of the Year
 
Cisco
2021 Global Distributor Award
EMEAR (Europe, Middle East, Africa, and Russia) Distributor of the Year
Marketing Velocity Award (EMEA)
U.K. Distributor of the Year
Netherlands Distributor of the Year
Poland Distributor of the Year
Spain Distributor of the Year
Switzerland Distributor of the Year
Turkey Distributor of the Year
Saudi Arabia Distributor of the Year
Best Distributor North Region (Netherlands)
Malaysia Distributor of the Year
 
Citrix
ASEAN Top Distributor
 
Cohesity
Rising Start of the Year – Distributor Award (ASEAN)
 
Dell Technologies
EMEA Channel Distributor of the Year 2021​
Germany Distributor of the Year ​
Austria “Excellence in Marketing” Award
Romania Distributor of the Year​
Gulf “Client Solutions” Award for Gulf region
Sweden Distributor of the Year
Belgium Distributor of the Year
NIT UAE Safety & Security Distribution Partner of the Year MERAT
MAK region: Distributor of the year - Infrastructure solutions category
Serbia: Distributor of the Year – Infrastructure solutions category
Slovenia: Distributor of the Year – Infrastructure solutions category
Adriatic region Distributor of the Year – Infrastructure solutions category
Hungary Distributor of the Year – Infrastructure Solutions category
Partner of the Year Award, Canada
North America Distributor of the Year
2021 APJ (Asia Pacific and Japan) Channel Excellence in Innovation Award
Gulf Best Distributor, category: Maximum Smart Value Bundle Solutions Sold
MERAT (Middle East, Russia, Africa and Turkey) Safety and Security Distributor of the Year
Malaysia: Top Distributor for Highest Storage Growth category
 
Elo
EMEA DC/POS Highest Growth Partner Award
 
Epson
Malaysia Top Distributor in Business Inkjet Printers category
Malaysia Top Distributor in Receipt Printers category
 
FitBit
ASEAN Top Distributor
 
Fortinet
Pakistan Best Growth Distributor of the Year 2021
 
HPE
Best Server Growth Distributor Award – Malaysia
 
Honeywell
ASEAN Distributor of the Year
 
IBM
Top Distributor of the Year – North America
Geography Excellence Award 2021 – Canada
Bestseller - Distribution Transformation Growth Award – Germany
Top Security Distributor Partner Award – Malaysia
Top Contribution Award – VAD Faster Growth (Hong Kong)
 
Intel
IoT Innovation Award (Canada)
 
Intelligent Security Systems (ISS)
MEA Best Regional Distributor
 
Jabra
ASEAN Top Distributor
 
Kaspersky
Global Distributor of the Year
 
Lenovo
Australia Distributor of the Year
Indonesia Top Growth Consumer Distributor for Notebook category
Indonesia Top SMB Distributor Champion for Desktop category
Indonesia Top ISG Distributor Champion
 
McAfee
Enterprise M-HERO Distributor of the Year EMEA 2021 Award
Gulf Distributor of the Year
APAC Cloud Distributor Engineer of the Year
 
Menlo Security
Innovative Partner of the Year (Indonesia)
 
Micro Focus
EMEA Distributor of the Year 2021
LATAM Distributor of the Year 2021
 
Microsoft
2021 Microsoft Indirect CSP Partner of the Year Winner – IMPACT Award
2021 Modern Marketing Winner – IMPACT Award
Channel Development Award 2021 - New Zealand
 
NetApp
Regional Distributor of the Year Award, EMEA
Regional Distributor of the Year Award, LATAM
 
Palo Alto
North America Distributor of the Year
 
Poly
Thailand Distributor of the Year
New Zealand Distributor of the Year
Winner - Best in Class Marketing Campaign
 
Red Hat
Top APAC Distributor Partner 2021
Best Performance Distributor – Hong Kong
Thailand Distributor of the Year
 
Schneider Electric
European Distributor of the Year 2021
 
Seagate
Best Revenue Contribution Distributor – Singapore
 
SonicWall
Egypt “Emerging Distributor of the Year” Award
Saudi Arabia “Emerging Distributor of the Year” Award
 
Snom Technology
Platinum Distributor Award – Germany
 
Sophos
Gulf Distributor of the Year – Growth category
 
Trend Micro
Germany Distributor of the Year
Switzerland Distributor of the Year
Authorised Distributor Award for 2021 (Australia)
 
Veeam
Hong Kong Distributor of the Year
Best Pre-Sales Award – Hong Kong
 
Vertiv
EMEA Distributor of the Year
DACH Distributor of the Year
Most Innovative Marketing Campaign of the Year – Germany
France Distributor of the Year
 
VMware
Gulf NASCENT Distributor of the Year

Industry 

ARN Innovation Awards 2021
Creativity Award in the Distribution Innovation category Winner
 
Channel Asia
2021 Distributor Innovation (Hardware) Winner
 
ChannelPartner Germany
Preferred Distributor Award
 
ChannelPro SMB
Best IoT Solutions 2021
Readers' Choice Award 2021
 
ChannelWatch
European Distributor of the Year
 
Context ChannelWatch Survey
Best Customer Service Distributor
Best Retail Partner Distributor
Best Cloud Distributor
Best Cybersecurity Distributor
 
Digital Armour Corporation
Supplier of the Year
 
Dutch IT-Channel
Cloud Distributor of the Year
 
Emerce
Top Fulfillment Provider Ranking
 
Future Workspace Awards
Cybersecurity VAD of the Year
 
Gartner
Visionary in 2021 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Third-Party Logistic Providers
 
GEC MEDIA GROUP
Top Distributor Company for Enterprise Security Award (Gulf region)
 
Global Brands Magazine
Best Third-Party Logistics Provider
 
Hong Kong Science and Technology Park
Ecosystem Builder Award
 
ICT Champions GITEX 2021
“VAD of the Year” Award
 
ICT Channel
Germany Distributor of the Year
 
IT-Business Germany
VAD Cloud & Virtualization Platinum Award
Broadline VAD Gold Award
 
Multichannel Merchant
Top 3PL for 2021
 
Security Conclave Awards 2021
Security VAD of the Year
 
Reseller Middle East Partner Excellence Award
 
Reverse Logistic Association
2021 Reverse Logistics Operational Excellence
 
Transport Topics
2021 Top Logistics Provider
 

Community/Workplace 

Achievers
50 Most Engaged Workplaces® Awards
 
Achieving Communication Excellence Awards by Canadian Public Relations Society
Bronze Award - Canadian Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Campaign of the Year (Bronze award)
Bronze Award - Employee Engagement/Internal Communications Campaign of the Year, COVID-19 related
 
Avtar Inc.
100 Best Companies for Women in India
2021 Working Mother Award
 
Bulgaria Career Show
Gold Award - “Best Employer Business Services” category
Gold Award -  “Technologies in HR” category
Bronze Award - Crisis Management Strategy” category
 
Canadian HR Awards
The dentsu Award for Best HR Communication Strategy
 
Canada’s Safest Employers Awards
Excellence Award in the Logistics & Supply Chain category
 
Ecovadis
Platinum Rating Sustainability Award 2021
 
Great Place to Work®
Certified in Italy for 2021
Certified in Peru for 2021
Certified in Philippines for 2021
Certified in Saudi Arabia for 2021
Bavaria’s Best Employers category
Germany’s Best Employers category
Germany’s Best Employers in ITC category
Germany’s Great Start category
 
HRD Tech Summit Awards
Most Innovative Use of HR Technology
 
Malaysia Productivity Corporation
Shared Prosperity Organization Award
 
OneOC & Points of Light
The Civic 50 OC Awards Winner
Orange County Charity Challenge Winner
 
SOS Children’s Villages, Bulgaria
“Rising Star and Trustful Partner” Award


Leadership 

Constellation Research Business Transformation 150 Hall of Fame
Sanjib Sahoo
 
CRN 100 People You Don’t Know but Should for 2021
Don Scott
 
CRN Power 100 Awards – The Most Powerful Women of The Channel 2021
Jennifer Anaya and Susan O’Sullivan
 
CRN 2021 Top 100 Executives and Top 25 Most Influential Leaders
Paul Bay
 
Dell Personal Achievement Award
Aleksandar Neshkovski
 
Dell Technologies “Best Partner Presales (UAE)” Award
Arjun Singh
 
Error = Exito Award 2021 - Most Innovative CEO (Mexico)
Luis Ferez
 
IT-Business Channel VIP
Alexander Maier
 
Poly Product Manager of the Year
Inne Rahmina, Tan Heng Yi and Rapassa Thitisak
 
Poly Technical Champion of the Year
Wihnanto Nugroho and Arkhom Sae-ia
 
Red Hat Distributor MVP
Vic Chung
 
Supply & Demand Chain Executive’s annual Women in Supply Chain Award
Lisa Flynn
 
Women in IT Awards CIO Winner of The Year 2021
Michelle Wu
 

 

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