Ingram Micro distributes printing solution Badgy in EMEA region

Published 05/22/2018
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Angers, May 22, 2018 – Ingram Micro, a leading global technology distributor, and Evolis, the world leader in plastic card personalization systems, are today announcing their new distribution agreement. Since February 2018, Ingram Micro distributes Badgy card printers to its broad reseller network in Europe, Middle East and Africa. Badgy is an all-in-one solution allowing the end-user to create and print personalized plastic cards within a few minutes.

 

These turnkey solutions are aimed at the vast majority of Ingram Micro resellers, targeting its core customer base ranging from local authorities, schools, associations and retailers to SMEs.

"This agreement will enrich and complement our offering with a very attractive card printer range, both in terms of design and price and, furthermore, brings new opportunities to over 100,000 Ingram customers across the region,” declared Mark Cheetham, Director DC/POS EMEA at Ingram Micro Europe. “Ingram Micro’s leading position in the IT distribution market is built on being able to offer our resellers the products and support that they are looking for.”

 

The plastic card printer Badgy is the entry level product of the France-based group Evolis. In 2017, Badgy has registered a 20% growth in the IT distribution market in the EMEA region. The solution targets small companies, institutions and associations and is sold with card design software Badge Studio®, a card template library and a starter kit containing a color ribbon and blank PVC cards. The partnership program with Ingram Micro covers the two printer models Badgy100 and Badgy200.

"Through this collaboration, more than 30 countries are targeted thanks to a single marketing, logistic and financial interface. It will give us a huge growth opportunity in countries where Badgy has still a weak coverage," explains Olivier Chevance, EMEA Sales Manager for the Badgy range at Evolis. “I am confident that our combined sales synergy will boost sales of the Badgy business within the Ingram Micro reseller network and will contribute to the ambitious Evolis 2020 development strategy."

 

 

About Ingram Micro Inc. (www.ingrammicro.com).

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. 

 

About Evolis (www.evolis.com)

Badgy is a brand of the French company Evolis, the world leader in personalization and printing systems of plastic cards. Evolis develops, manufactures and markets a complete range of card printers that provide all the options needed for graphic and electric personalization (magnetic stripes, contact or contactless chip cards – RFID technology) of all types of cards (national ID cards, payment cards, employee badges, student cards, etc.). Evolis also markets a broad range of products and services for identifying people and goods: software for customizing cards, a complete line of card accessories as well as signature pads and support services.

Based in Angers (France) with subsidiaries in Miami, Boston (United States), Mumbai (India), Singapore, Tokyo (Japan) and Shanghai (China), Evolis is listed in Paris Stock Exchange (Euronext Growth) and earned sales of EUR 76.9 million in 2016. The Company has more than 350 employees and is represented in 140 countries throughout the world.

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