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Technology distribution titan Ingram Micro has acquired Global Mobility Products (GMP), the Burlington, Ont., Canada-based provider of mobile reverse logistics, repair and asset recovery services.
Ingram expects the acquisition will enhance its ability to provide a full suite of wireless device life-cycle services in
GMP's customers include
"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
GMP was founded in 1995 and has 150 employees. It will operate as a wholly owned subsidiary of
"We are excited to join forces with Ingram Micro Mobility and confident our customers will see immediate benefits from this collaboration," said operating principal Ryan Djordjevic, who will continue to lead the company as senior director, reporting to Nejdawi. "Ingram Micro Mobility's established mobility leadership and expertise in supply chain services are a natural pairing with our operations, which we expect will accelerate."
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