INDIANAPOLIS, March 6, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Ingram Micro Inc. (NYSE:IM), the world's largest technology distributor and a global leader in IT supply-chain, mobile device lifecycle services and logistics solutions, today announced its mobility division has expanded its logistics services contract with ACN Digital Phone Service, LLC ("ACN"), to provide forward and reverse logistics services for mobile virtual network operator (MVNO), Flash Wireless LLC ("Flash Wireless") in the U.S.
Under the terms of the agreement, Ingram Micro Mobility, formally known as BrightPoint, will provide a variety of critical logistic services including handset flashing, packaging, procurement services, special service requests, order fulfillment, reverse logistics, asset management and repair services for Flash Wireless.
"Ingram Micro Mobility is recognized for its world-class forward and reverse logistics services, and we are pleased to expand our relationship to include Flash Wireless. This agreement further optimizes the Flash Wireless and ACN supply chain, allowing ACN to maintain lower inventory levels and reduced operating costs," said Hayri Barutcu, Flash Wireless GM, ACN. "We are confident that Ingram Micro Mobility's innovative services will further assist us in our mission to provide our customers with the best possible wireless experience."
"We are pleased to expand the scope of our relationship with ACN and provide our expertise in managing the device lifecycle for Flash Wireless," said Bashar Nejdawi, president Ingram Micro Mobility North America. "Our Customize, Move and Recover services provide a lean and efficient supply chain that is expected to accelerate the availability of wireless devices to the company's customers across the continent."
About Flash Wireless
Flash Wireless is committed to providing outstanding wireless service on a reliable nationwide network – all without the hassle of credit checks and contracts. In fact, at Flash Wireless they know you have a choice when it comes to wireless providers so they are dedicated to constantly improving pricing, plans and most importantly, their customer service – ensuring your wireless experience is second to none. To learn more visit: www.flashwireless.com.
ACN is a privately held company founded in 1993. ACN's annual revenues have skyrocketed to over half a billion dollars, and today ACN reigns as the world's largest direct-selling telecommunications and home services provider. In fact, ACN is a global conglomerate providing telecommunications and home services to customers in 23 countries spanning North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific. To learn more visit: www.acninc.com.
About Ingram Micro Inc.
Ingram Micro is the world's largest wholesale technology distributor and a global leader in IT supply-chain, mobile device lifecycle services and logistics solutions. 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 and mobile solutions, technical support, financial services and product aggregation and distribution. The company is the only global broad-based IT distributor, serving 145 countries on six continents with the world's most comprehensive portfolio of IT products and services. Visit www.ingrammicro.com.
Ingram Micro Mobility is a leading provider of device lifecycle services - with the ability to provide complete lifecycle capabilities from basic warehousing to software loading, order and accounts receivable management, end-user fulfillment, and reverse logistics, which includes services from repair to refurbishment and recycling of wireless devices. Visit www.ingrammicro.com/mobility.
CONTACT: Ingram Micro Damon Wright Investor Relations 714-382-5013 Ingram Micro Mobility Reid McDowell Media Relations 317-707-2925Source:Ingram Micro