Ingram Acquires Comms-care

Ingram Micro has announced that it has acquired U.K.-based Comms-care, a provider of technical services to the IT channel, for an undisclosed sum. Comms-care’s services include pre-sales support, configuration, professional services, maintenance and managed services designed to enable channel partners in delivering a cost effective total solution in the fast growing networking and data centre solutions markets.

Comms-care delivers expertise through its growing 225 staff members and 130+ field based vendor accredited consultants exclusively through channel partners supporting security for public and hybrid cloud solutions. Comms-care currently serves approximately 850 channel partners and customers in the U.K., holding accreditations with Cisco, Citrix, Microsoft, and VMWARE along with technical capability in Dell, HP, IBM, Juniper, NetApp and Lenovo.

Brent McCarty, Ingram Micro vice president and chief country executive U.K., commented, “The addition of Comms-care supports our strategy to expand our global capabilities and expertise in fast growing, high value markets. Comms-care offers a unique opportunity as they have developed a well-respected, unique services model that exclusively serves the channel. We are delighted to welcome the Comms-care team to Ingram Micro.”

Ben Davies, Comms-Care Managing Director, commented, “Ingram Micro provides us with the perfect platform to achieve our objectives of growing our business and helping our partners achieve more. Ingram Micro’s broad geographic reach and sterling reputation with vendor and customer partners throughout the world will enable us to expand our coverage into new regions and broaden our offerings to channel partners.”

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David Dungay

Editor - Comms Business Magazine