Ingram Micro Doubles Down In Turkey
Ingram Micro closed Monday on acquiring a 58 percent stake in Armada, Turkey's largest value-added distributor with 170 employees and annual sales of $280 million.
The Santa Ana, Calif.-based distributor has its sights on boosting its presence in the fast-growing Turkish market and felt that Armada had good inroads into SMB customers and technology areas, such as networking, security and the data center, Ali Baghdadi, Ingram's president of Middle East, Turkey and Africa (META) Technology Solutions, told CRN.
Baghdadi expects Armada to ink agreements with more major vendors under Ingram Micro's umbrella, as well as expand its cloud and mobility offerings. Here's what he said during an interview Tuesday.