• Tie up to focus on geographical coverage, large enterprise & government projects, smart cities mission
• Target double digit growth for R&M India
BENGALURU, India / WETZIKON, Switzerland – January 7, 2020 – R&M, a Swiss cabling systems developer and provider of high-quality fiber and copper solutions for network infrastructures around the world, today announced a national distribution agreement with Ingram Micro, one of the world’s largest distributor in information technology products, to promote and sell the entire product portfolio of their Private Networks business.
Laurent Amestoy, Executive Vice President – APAC at R&M said, “This well-timed partnership gives us the flexibility to expand our operations and create inroads into new verticals, markets, and regions in India. This association is a key milestone to further expand our business in India and will allow us to be an active part of the changing market dynamics.”
Vijay Kumar Nambudiri, Business Head at Ingram Micro said, “We offer the widest range of products and services with new brands being added regularly. The new agreement will allow Ingram Micro to add further value to our reseller channel by offering a combination of cutting-edge solutions from R&M.”
From right to left Murugesan R, Laurent Amestoy, Sanjay Achawal,
Vijay Kumar Nambudiri and Dipesh Shah
R&M will leverage Ingram’s vast geographical coverage, extensive partner base, and value-added services. This allows R&M to increase their speed of business and expand its reach throughout India. Ingram Micro represents reputed active brands, and this partnership will permit both parties to leverage their current client base for mutual benefits and close deals quickly. Ingram Micro, India’s No.1 technology distribution and solutions company operating in India since 1996 with total revenue of $3.6 billion.
Commenting on the fruitful agreement, Gaurav Ahluwalia, Managing Director at R&M India said, “We are honored to collaborate with Ingram Micro to accelerate each other’s growth and create a fruitful relationship in the years to come. The partnership will help us to deliver a diverse product portfolio to our customers across the country and to strengthen our position in structured cabling market. With this fruitful partnership, we envision a double-digit business growth in India.”
Murugesan R, Senior Director, Sales – Private Networks at R&M India said, “This alliance will help Ingram Micro’s product offerings to large government projects. The tie-up will further enable R&M to leverage their local customer base to make the products available 24X7, building a strong market presence across India, especially in tier 2 cities.”
R&M is considered as the first choice for most of the organizations for network cabling solutions. The capability of addressing the emerging challenges in the cabling industry by providing innovative and technology-rich fiber & copper solutions with high industry standards makes them distinctive. The association with Ingram Micro will allow R&M to increase the market share as well as the mind share by leveraging the vast network resources of Ingram Micro and spreading out to all corners of the country.
Sanjay Achawal, Executive Director- Sales at Ingram Micro said, “We are happy to sign the national distribution agreement and become a part of the R&M’s global organization. With R&M’s worldwide expertise, we will be able to offer value-added customized solutions to our clients across the country.”
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R&M (Reichle & De-Massari AG) is a leading global producer of future-proof products and systems for communication and data networks. The company’s close collaboration with certified partners results in pioneering connectivity solutions in the sectors LAN, Public and Telecom Networks as well as Data Centers. The Swiss family company stands for innovation, quality, and proximity to customers. More information is available at www.rdm.com
About Ingram Micro India
Ingram Micro Inc. is the world’s largest technology distributor, providing sales, marketing, and logistics services for the IT industry worldwide. Ranked as No.62 in the 2015 FORTUNE 500 listing, the company operates in 160 countries with approximately 200,000 customers worldwide, including retailers and IT resellers, with revenues of more than $46.5 billion for fiscal year 2014. Ingram Micro’s global regions provide the distribution of technology products and services, market development services and supply chain management services to nearly 200,000 technology solution providers and 1,400 manufacturers. Ingram Micro is focused on maximizing shareowner value and achieving customer satisfaction through innovation in the information technology (IT) supply chain. For more information, please visit www.imonline.co.in