IRVINE, CA--(Marketwired - Aug 11, 2016) - Ingram Micro Commerce & Fulfillment Solutions, a strategic business unit of Ingram Micro Inc., (NYSE: IM), today announced it has teamed up with RocketSpace and its Logistics Tech Accelerator, a first-of-its-kind program enabling startups and corporations to come together to build the future of logistics.
Ingram Micro Labs Empowering the Age of Innovation
The partnership is led by Ingram Micro Labs, the innovation group of Ingram Micro. The Labs' mission is to facilitate creativity and ingenuity, working with customers and partners to help accelerate technological advancements globally. Ingram Micro Labs will support the efforts of select technology startups in North America and Europe that have been accepted into RocketSpace's program. In a collaborative effort Ingram Micro will gain insight on -- and access to -- the Smart technology work being done by the startups. The move is in line with the Fortune 64 company's ongoing efforts to offer their customers access to the broadest, deepest pool of innovative technology and solutions available.
"This partnership is bringing two ecosystems together to drive innovation and disruption within the industry," said Ken Beyer, EVP, Ingram Micro Commerce & Fulfillment Solutions. "Our future-friendly commerce and fulfillment solutions enable our customers to evolve from the legacy systems of the past, to meet the demands of customers in the millennium. The Logistics Tech Accelerator brings together the thought leaders within corporations like ours and disruptive innovators at the best startups, to change the industry and market as a whole."
Building the Future of Commerce Logistics Together
The industry-specific accelerator program is ground zero for disruption in logistics technology and gives the best startups access to the Ingram Micro's global logistics scale, award-winning Shipwire order fulfillment platform, and 30 years of industry expertise and executive mentorship.
"When evaluating and co-designing pilots, our goal is to always look for ways to leverage the value of our technology platform and its capability to advance global growth for retailers and brands," said Ignacio Garcia, Business Strategist for Ingram Micro Labs. "The work we are doing with RocketSpace will help shape our internal technology roadmap for the future."
Together, the strategic partnership will help accelerate the delivery of commercially viable products to the logistics industry.
About Ingram Micro Commerce & Fulfillment
Ingram Micro Commerce & Fulfillment Solutions offers an unrivaled global infrastructure to propel the global growth of brands and retailers. Powered by its award-winning Shipwire Platform and the scale of Ingram Micro's 154 distribution centers in 45 countries, the company provides B2B and B2C global fulfillment and commerce solutions. The largest brands and retailers in the world trust us to deliver exceptional buyer experiences on every order, every day, everywhere. With access to the unique growth opportunities of the world's largest tech distributor and a network of more than 200,000 resellers, Ingram Micro Commerce & Fulfillment offers enterprise solutions for the future of global commerce. Find out more at www.ingrammicrocommerce.com.
RocketSpace is a technology campus headquartered in the heart of San Francisco. Since 2011, the company has been helping tech entrepreneurs, startups and corporate innovation professionals bring the future to market. The company offers services to its members including programming, consulting, events, and office-as-a-service, which together create the perfect ecosystem and community for innovation to thrive. Select startup alumni include Uber, Spotify, Practice Fusion, and Leap Motion, and RocketSpace's roster of Corporate Innovation Services clients include Schneider Electric, Converse, Tata Communications, Royal Bank of Scotland, Pfizer Consumer Healthcare, Samsung, and ABinBev. For more information, visit www.rocketspace.com.
About Ingram Micro Inc.
Ingram Micro helps businesses Realize the Promise of Technology™. It delivers a full spectrum of global technology and supply chain services to businesses around the world. Deep expertise in technology solutions, mobility, cloud, and supply chain solutions enables its business partners to operate efficiently and successfully in the markets they serve. Unrivaled agility, deep market insights and the trust and dependability that come from decades of proven relationships, set Ingram Micro apart and ahead. More at www.ingrammicro.com.