BRUSSELS, June 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Ingram Micro EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa), a division of Ingram Micro Inc. (NYSE: IM), the largest global wholesale provider of technology products and supply chain management services, today announced it has acquired Albora Soluciones, a value-added distribution company headquartered in Barcelona, Spain with offices in Madrid and Lisbon, Portugal.
Through this purchase Ingram Micro EMEA is further strengthening its capabilities in Virtualization, Security and Middleware Solutions which gives the company additional competitive advantage as well as market scale and expertise.
Ingram Micro EMEA President, Alain Maquet, said, "Albora is a leader in the Spanish market with a proven track record of profitable results, as well as strong customer and vendor relationships. We are very pleased to be welcoming their 35 skilled professionals to the Ingram Micro team. They are well qualified with extensive experience and possess the ability to deliver comprehensive customer solutions."
Dominique Meyer, Ingram Micro's Vice President Southern Europe, said, "Since Albora's creation in 2001, the company has enjoyed a close partnership with Ingram Micro where it has provided pre-sales, sales and post-sales support to our vendors. They also have excellent partnerships with customers and throughout this process we can assure them that the transition will be seamless. They will continue to enjoy the same level of superior service and attention."
Albora's Director General, Marti Figols, commented, "This transaction will allow our team at Albora to further improve our service to customers and our overall partnerships with vendors. We are very pleased to be joining a world leader like Ingram Micro and look forward to continued growth and success."
The value business is a strategic part of Ingram Micro's operations and this transaction represents another step forward in the company's overall pursuit of value business. In recent months Ingram Micro EMEA has announced it has strengthened its capabilities in the value space right across Europe, including through the acquisition of CCD, the leading distributor of mid-tier enterprise products with a respected 22-years of experience in the UK market built on a strong HP franchise. Furthermore, in the first half of 2010 Ingram Micro EMEA expanded its HP value portfolio with Business Critical Systems agreements in Sweden and Hungary, adding to existing HP value agreements in Belgium and Spain. During this time the company has also secured the IBM power server and high-end storage business in Germany, giving further strength to the value business in this significant market.
Albora will operate as a wholly owned subsidiary of Ingram Micro EMEA. The terms of the transaction, including purchase price, were not disclosed.
About Ingram Micro Inc.
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 services, technical support, financial services, and product aggregation and distribution. The company serves more than 150 countries and is the only global broad-based IT distributor with operations in Asia.
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