Systemax Inc. operates as a direct marketer of brand name and private label products. Segments The company’s segments include Industrial Products Group (IPG) and EMEA Technology Products Group (EMEA). IPG This segment sells a range of MRO (maintenance, repair and operations) products, which are marketed in North America. Most of these products are manufactured by other companies; however, the company does offer a selection of products that are manufactured for the company’s own design and marketed under the trademarks, such as Global, GlobalIndustrial.com, Nexel Relius, Relius Elite, and Hercules. EMEA This segment sells products categorized as information and communication technology (ICT) and consumer electronics (CE). These products are marketed in Europe. These products are manufactured by other companies. Products MRO products offered by the company’s IPG segment include electrical and bulbs; fasteners and hardware; foodservice and appliances; furniture and office; HVAC/R fans; janitorial and maintenance; material handling; medical and laboratory equipment; metalworking and cutting tools; motors and power transmission; office and school supplies; outdoor and grounds maintenance; packaging and supplies; plumbing supplies; pneumatics and hydraulics; raw material and building supply; safety and security; storage and shelving; tools and instruments; vehicle maintenance; and workbench and shop desks. ICT products offered by the company’s EMEA segment include computer and mobile devices; computer parts and memory; servers – storage and backup; computer components and accessories; networking and security; software; electronics; and commercial and home networking. CE products include TV and video; audio; cameras and surveillance; GPS; cell phones; video games and toys; and home and electronics accessories. Sales and Marketing The company markets its products primarily B2B, which include for-profit businesses, educational organizations and government entities. The company has developed various proprietary customer and prospect databases. The company has a multi-faceted direct marketing system to business customers, consisting primarily of its relationship marketers, catalog mailings and proprietary Websites, the combination of which is intended to improve sales. The company sells its products in North America (the United States, Puerto Rico, Canada, and Mexico) and Europe. Dispositions In December 2015, the company sold certain assets and liabilities of the North America Technology Products Group business and was winding down its remaining operations. Competition IPG: The company faces competition from major MRO distributors, such as Grainger Inc., MSC Industrial Direct Inc., Fastenal Inc., and other major retailers, including e-commerce retailers, such as Amazon. EMEA: The company faces competition from major distributors, such as Econocom, Computa Center, Insight and others. History Systemax Inc. was founded in 1949. The company was incorporated in Delaware in 1995.
systemax inc (SYX:New York)
11 Harbor Park Drive
Port Washington, NY 11050
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