16 May 2013

Ingram Micro Opens New Facility in Costa Rica

Indianapolis, IN – 15 May 2013 - Ingram Micro Inc. is extending the reach of its Ingram Micro Mobility services and solutions capabilities with the opening of a new facility in Costa Rica. As the largest repair facility in Costa Rica, the facility will further support Ingram Micro Mobility's growing business in Latin America. Initially, the facility will be fully dedicated to supporting the company's mobile device lifecycle services, specifically device recovery and technical repair. 

The facility primarily serves Ingram Micro Mobility's partnership with a major U.S. mobile carrier, creating added capacity and efficiencies to support smartphone recovery operations. In addition to creating more than 300 jobs in Costa Rica with the opening of this facility, Ingram Micro Mobility has donated to the local community in the form of services and supplies to local schools and elderly care facilities. 

"The opening of this new state-of-the-art device lifecycle solutions facility in Costa Rica is an excellent addition to Ingram Micro Mobility's capabilities to meet the needs of our global customers," said Christopher Newell, vice president Global Reverse Logistics, Ingram Micro Mobility. "We have added capacity, which we can further expand as our customers' services requirements continue to grow, while also creating efficiencies within our operations. We choseCosta Rica because of its impressive infrastructure and highly talented workforce. This location also further extends our reach into the important Latin American market." 

The Costa Rica operation is led by Guillermo Araya, plant manager, who reports to Newell. 

Ingram Micro Inc., a Fortune 100 company, is the world’s largest wholesale technology distributor and a global leader in IT supply-chain, mobile device lifecycle services and logistics solutions. The company supports global operations through an extensive sales and distribution network throughout North America, Europe, Middle East and Africa, Latin America and Asia-Pacific. 

Source: Ingram Micro Inc.