Ingram Micro Mobility Expands in Latin America With New Costa Rica Facility
Operation Is Largest Mobile Device Lifecycle Recovery and Repair
Facility in the Country
INDIANAPOLIS, IN -- (Marketwired) -- 05/15/13 -- Ingram Micro Inc.
(NYSE: IM), the world's largest wholesale technology distributor and
a global leader in IT supply-chain, mobile device lifecycle services
and logistics solutions, today announced that it is extending the
reach of its Ingram Micro Mobility services and solutions
capabilities with the opening of a new facility in Costa Rica. As the
largest repair facility in Costa Rica, the facility will further
support Ingram Micro Mobility's growing business in Latin America.
Initially, the facility will be fully dedicated to supporting the
company's mobile device lifecycle services, specifically device
recovery and technical repair.
The facility primarily serves Ingram Micro Mobility's partnership
with a major U.S. mobile carrier, creating added capacity and
efficiencies to support smartphone recovery operations. In addition
to creating more than 300 jobs in Costa Rica with the opening of this
facility, Ingram Micro Mobility has donated to the local community in
the form of services and supplies to local schools and elderly care
"The opening of this new state-of-the-art device lifecycle solutions
facility in Costa Rica is an excellent addition to Ingram Micro
Mobility's capabilities to meet the needs of our global customers,"
said Christopher Newell, vice president Global Reverse Logistics,
Ingram Micro Mobility. "We have added capacity, which we can further
expand as our customers' services requirements continue to grow,
while also creating efficiencies within our operations. We chose
Costa Rica because of its impressive infrastructure and highly
talented workforce. This location also further extends our reach into
the important Latin American market."
The Costa Rica operation is led by Guillermo Araya, plant manager,
who reports to Newell.
About Ingram Micro Inc.
Ingram Micro is the world's largest
wholesale technology distributor and a global leader in IT
supply-chain, mobile device lifecycle services and logistics
solutions. As a vital link in the technology value chain, Ingram
Micro creates sales and profitability opportunities for vendors and
resellers through unique marketing programs, outsourced logistics and
mobile solutions, technical support, financial services and product
aggregation and distribution. The company is the only global
broad-based IT distributor, serving approximately 160 countries on
six continents with the world's most comprehensive portfolio of IT
products and services. Visit www.ingrammicro.com.
Ingram Micro Mobility is a leading provider of device lifecycle
services -- with the ability to provide complete lifecycle
capabilities from basic warehousing to software loading, order and
accounts receivable management, end-user fulfillment, and reverse
logistics, which includes services from repair to refurbishment and
recycling of wireless devices. Visit www.ingrammicro.com/mobility.
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