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  August 19th, 2016 | Written by

Ingram Micro Partners With Logistics Tech Accelerator

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  • Building the future of logistics.
  • Accelerating delivery of products to the logistics industry.
  • Gaining insight to startups' smart technology.

Ingram Micro Commerce & Fulfillment Solutions, 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.

Together, the strategic partnership will help accelerate the delivery of commercially viable products to the logistics industry.

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.”

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.”