Ingram Micro has completed deals to take over mobile recycling company Canai Group, and repairs company Clarity Technology.
The acquisitions are part of the distributor attempt to expand its ‘lifecycle services’. These services, Ingram claims, will enable it to offer partners and customers a ‘full range of mobility options’.
UK based Canai Group recycles mobile devices that are traded in, optimising the value of a product, while Clarity offers repair avoidance, as well as mobile parts. The company claims the acquisition drive will allow it to expand its ability and expertise in the lifecycle space, following its strategy to offer high value services.
Shailendra Gupta, Ingram Micro President, mobility services, explained that both Canai and Clarity Technology align perfectly with the distributor.
He said: 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.
‘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.’