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Ingram Micro Acquires ICTivity

Eric Segers, Vice President of Ingram Micro Benelux

Broadliner Ingram Micro has acquired Dutch managed services and IT service provider ICTivity. With the acquisition of ICTivity, Ingram Micro further expands its service capabilities to its partners. ICTivity gains access to key technology partners, building knowledge and expertise and enabling the company to better serve its customers.

ICTivity has offices in Eindhoven and Vianen and has 155 employees. The name ICTivity will continue to exist in the market and the company will continue to operate independently. Further details of the acquisition will not be disclosed.

The acquisition enables Ingram Micro to better assist its clients in complicated IT projects, using the knowledge of the consultants and services of ICTivity. In this way, the highly qualified and experienced IT specialists are a welcome addition to the knowledge and expertise already in house at Ingram Micro's existing resellers; and also where that expertise may be lacking or insufficient.

With the acquisition of ICTivity, Ingram Micro Benelux has acquired a large amount of experience and expertise in the field of IT services in one go, particularly in the field of managed IT services, project implementation, training and IT adoption. Ingram Micro has been transforming from a traditional distributor to a value added distributor for IT resellers for several years. Ingram Micro Advanced Solutions, Flexible Services and the new go-to-market model ONE Ingram Micro have gone down this road. This acquisition is a sequel to that. By expanding its portfolio of services and improving their quality, Ingram Micro is better able to meet the increasing demand for such services from its partners.

Eric Segers, Vice President of Ingram Micro Benelux, is very pleased with the acquisition: "with this acquisition of ICTivity we are able to deliver the services of ICTivity to our partners based on market developments and the demands of our partners. We are looking forward to an optimal cooperation which will allow us to better support our partners with an even broader portfolio of services."

Mark Snider, Executive Vice President EMEA, adds: "we would like to welcome the employees of ICTivity to the Ingram Micro team. This acquisition fits perfectly with the strategy of EMEA, an expansion within the service portfolio of our organisation. We are delighted to be able to offer these services to our partners in the Netherlands."

Wilbert van Beek, director of Ictivity, concludes: "our employees and relations consciously choose The ICTivity Group. The unique combination with Ingram Micro gives us the opportunity, under our own name and based on our strong User Based Computing vision, to continue providing our current services and to grow further. It is also an opportunity to support Ingram Micro's business relations with our services. We believe that collaboration is the key to success for market relevance. This step will ensure that not only now, but also in the future, we are the best IT service provider for medium-sized organisations in the Netherlands."

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