Ingram Micro EMEA has launched a new division focused on the telecoms space.
The distributor will extend its logistics offering through a tailored service aimed at meeting the needs of resellers, retailers, mobile network operators and mobile virtual network operators.
Ingram has also revealed plans to "significantly increase" its brand coverage in netbooks, smartphones and accessories across EMEA.
Alain Maquet, EMEA president at Ingram Micro, said: "As mobile PCs and smartphone capabilities are converging, the value of supply aggregation through distribution is becoming more relevant.
"With our 30 years of experience as the world leader in IT distribution, Ingram Micro is ideally positioned to leverage its product portfolio and logistics services to build a value proposition to the resellers and Telco operators in this growing segment of the market.”
To head up the division, Pierre-Yvon Mechali has been appointed as general manager, Telco Division, Ingram Micro EMEA. He will start on 26 April and report to Vincenzo Baggio, senior vice president of vendor management and business development, Ingram Micro EMEA.
Mechali had worked with Ingram Micro France for 16 years before most recently leaving to serve as managing director of 2020 Mobile.
Maquet added: “We are very pleased to be welcoming Pierre-Yvon back to Ingram Micro and we are confident in his ability to grow this new area of our business that holds significant opportunity. He has established key relationships in the telecommunications industry with both operators and manufacturers, and is very well positioned to couple this experience with his many years of leadership in IT distribution.”
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