SANTA ANA, CA – Ingram Micro (NYSE: IM) has further expanded its expertise and ability to address the complete lifecycle services of mobility devices through the acquisitions of U.K.-based CANAI Group and Portugal-based Clarity Technology. Established in 2001, CANAI specializes in retail, carrier and web-based trade-in processes, sustainable recovery, reuse and recycling of electronic products. CANAI offers fully accredited processes and facilities to end users, retailers, manufacturers and carriers to help them optimize the asset value and utilization of used devices in compliance with regulatory recycling and disposal requirements. Clarity Technology was established in 2008 and provides a range of services for the mobility industry including reverse logistics, repairs, parts and accessory management and diagnostics and repair avoidance. In addition to increasing the breadth and depth of the mobility lifecycle services that Ingram is able to offer its existing partners and customers, both companies add important new retail, carrier and OEM relationships within the telecommunications ecosystem. Additional details of the transactions were not disclosed.
“The addition of CANAI and Clarity Technology’s established services capabilities is perfectly aligned with Ingram Micro’s strategic commitment to accelerate our presence and growth in higher value services businesses across the globe,” said Shailendra Gupta, Ingram Micro President, Mobility Services. “Both companies bring proven intellectual property, further strengthening and complementing our current capabilities to deliver comprehensive life cycle services. While the two businesses are presently small, we expect to leverage these capabilities initially across our existing infrastructure to benefit our current and future partners and customers.”
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