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Ingram Micro Announces Partnership With United Electrical

  • 01 June, 2007 00:00

<p>Australia, Sydney – 1st June 2007 – Ingram Micro Inc. (NYSE:IM), the world’s largest technology distributor, has announced a significant partnership with United Electrical. The deal is based around a range of extended warranty services that help Resellers to add value to their product sales.</p>
<p>Through the United Electrical partnership Ingram Micro’s Resellers can now offer their customers a range of warranty services which act as an extension to the manufacturer’s warranty. These warranty services perform across all brands for a broad range of products including notebooks, desktop PCs, PDAs, mobile phones, iPods, GPS devices, portable DVD players, and gaming devices.</p>
<p>United Electrical products can be used for all brands of electrical devices with no responsibility to the Reseller. The Reseller simply sells the warranty with the device, or at later date and the United Electrical call centre looks after the rest.</p>
<p>Ingram Micro sees this as a very affordable solution for Resellers, with pricing starting from $49.95 RRP for a PDA/Mobile 2 year upgrade warranty, and ranging up to $199 RRP for a 2 year upgrade warranty on a Desktop or Notebook. Warranty is available in increments of one and two years, depending on the product to be covered.</p>
<p>Danny Kwoh, Business Manager Ingram Micro, comments that "We are excited about this opportunity to support our Reseller partners with their warranty requirements. These solutions reduce time and hassle for the Reseller and allow them to focus on sales, without any additional requirement of them. We recognise that warranty is an important aspect of any IT sale and United Electrical warranty solutions offer a practical and seamless method to access extended warranty for a range of products.”</p>
<p>Malin Tau, Marketing Manager of United Electrical said of the new partnership “United Electrical’s evolution to producing its range of extended on-site warranty services into the form of a tangible and distributable product has opened the door to allowing such relationships to be possible.”</p>
<p>The United Electrical extended warranty solutions are available to Ingram Micro Resellers from 1st June 2007.</p>
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<p>About United Electrical Group
United Electrical Group is recognised as the market leader in the field of computer warranty and maintenance programs and is the largest privately owned provider of extended warranty and maintenance products in Australia. United Electrical is the only extended on-site service company to hold federal endorsement by the Australian Government. The company has a wide range of dedicated agents and consultants selling both its warranty and maintenance products in all states of Australia and New Zealand. Headquartered in Carrum Downs, Victoria, United Electrical Group is able to service clients through its Authorised Repairer Network, whether software or hardware, regardless of the location of the equipment.
For more information, visit www.unitedelectrical.com.au.</p>
<p>About Ingram Micro
NYSE listed Ingram Micro Inc. is the world's largest technology distributor with 2006 revenues of US $31.4 billion. Currently ranked 70th on the Fortune 500 listed companies, Ingram Micro is a leading technology sales, marketing and logistics company. As a vital link in the technology value chain, Ingram Micro creates sales and profitability opportunities for vendors and resellers through unique marketing programmes, outsourced logistics services, technical support, financial services and product aggregation and distribution.</p>
<p>Ingram Micro Australia provides a broad range of 25,000 technology products, serving the needs of Australia’s IT market, including: networking, PC systems, notebooks, servers, peripherals, printers, software, storage, components and telecommunications.
For more information, visit www.ingrammicro.com.au.</p>
<p>Copyright 2007 Ingram Micro. All rights reserved. Ingram Micro is a trademark used under license by Ingram Micro. All other logos, brand names and product names are trademarks of their respective owners.</p>
<p>Please refer media queries to:</p>
<p>Kate Strang
Ingram Micro Pty Ltd
Marketing Communications
Ph: +612 9381 6288
Fax: +612 9381 6449
Kate.Strang@ingrammicro.com.au</p>
<p>Margaret Janaway
Ingram Micro Pty Ltd
Product Manager
Ph: +612 9381 6272
Mob: +61 414 486 736
Margaret.Janaway@ingrammicro.com.au</p>
<p>Teyghan Stadelbauer
United Electrical Group
Director of Customer Relations
Ph: +61 1800 786 331
Fax: +613 9770 8274
mailto:Teyghan@unitedelectrical.com.au</p>

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