Ingram Micro Expands Mobility Services Offerings with Acquisition

Reverse logistics, repair and asset recovery services bolsters service offering of Ingram Micro Mobility


IndianapolisSept. 5, 2014Ingram Micro Inc. announced that it acquired Global Mobility Products, Inc. (GMP), a Canadian-based provider of mobile reverse logistics, repair and asset recovery services. As Ingram Micro Mobility further extends its reach into the Canadian mobility market, the acquisition of GMP is expected to provide the business with an end-to-end forward and reverse logistics value proposition, enhancing the company's ability to provide a full suite of wireless device lifecycle services in Canada.

GMP's customers include Canada's largest mobile operators and retailers, as well as manufacturers. GMP's high-touch services include reverse logistics, asset recovery, and repair services for device refurbishing and reselling from contract customers and the open market. The company also provides returns management and creates adaptive programs to meet customer-specific applications. Providing services at approximately 3,000 retail locations through its recently acquired 46,000-square-foot repair facility, GMP provides Ingram Micro Mobility customers with added capabilities and value-added services to supplement its suite of offerings.

"This is a strong strategic fit, providing us with an immediate corridor to a rapidly growing, high-value services market that directly addresses the needs of mobility operators and retailers in Canada's large and growing mobility market," said Bashar Nejdawi, president, Ingram Micro Mobility North America. "GMP's strong reputation, proven track record, solid growth and profit profile make it an excellent fit for Ingram Micro Mobility, and is expected to help leverage our existing infrastructure to offer the Canadian mobility industry a broader array of streamlined logistics capabilities."

Founded in 1995 and headquartered in Burlington, Ontario, GMP has approximately 150 employees and established a strong Canadian presence, with representation throughout the country in all provinces. GMP will operate as a wholly owned subsidiary of Ingram Micro. Founding principal John Gnocato will be moving to other ventures. Operating principal Ryan Djordjevic will continue to lead the company as a senior director, reporting directly to Nejdawi.

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