Industry Leader Ingram Micro to Distribute 3K Computers to Solution Providers in the U.S. and Canada

3K Computers, LLC, a U.S. based manufacturer that designs, builds and delivers innovative, tailored computer systems, today announced a new U.S. distribution agreement with Ingram Micro Inc. (NYSE:IM). Leveraging this new relationship, 3K also unveiled a new channel partner program – the 3K Partner Program 2.0 – designed to support and grow the business of its solution provider partners. The new distribution alliance and partner program mark the continuation of 3K’s channel-exclusive growth strategy.

Under the new agreement, Ingram Micro will distribute, market and support 3K’s award-winning line-up of desktops, notebooks, workstations, servers and storage equipment including the recently announced 3K Longitude 619R Semi-Rugged Notebooks and Approxima 500WS Workstations. “This new alliance with Ingram Micro will build increased awareness for the 3K brand and clearly demonstrate our commitment to delivering only the highest levels of quality and service. Joining the likes of Apple, Hewlett Packard, Sony, and other manufacturers featured on Ingram Micro’s line card is a proud day for us at 3K,” said Dan Jacobs, CEO of 3K Computers.

As a 100 percent IT Channel focused manufacturer, 3K does not sell direct to end-users. “Our sales model is to work with the channel, not to compete with our partners, and certainly not to take business direct,” stated Will Jordan, VP of Sales, 3K Computers. “The new distribution agreement with Ingram Micro supports this mission and allows us to expand our network of authorized 3K partners.”

“3K’s channel-exclusive sales model and commitment to delivering high-quality, customizable products at an affordable price is exactly the type of manufacturer promise our partners are looking for,” says Kevin Prewett, vice president, vendor management, Ingram Micro U.S. “The addition of 3K Computers extends our portfolio of build-to-order technologies and ruggedized products and provides our partners access to yet another great manufacturer. We’re very pleased to bring 3K on board and look forward to growing our business together.”

“3K is determined to become the IT channel’s preferred partner for Built-to-Order and off-the-shelf desktops, notebooks, workstations, servers and storage equipment,” concluded Jacobs. “The combination of our new channel partner program and alliance with Ingram Micro will help us build stronger relationships within the channel and ultimately fuel the growth and profitability of our partners and 3K.”

User-Friendly Program for Channel Partners

3K simplified the structure of its channel programs to make it easier for resellers to do business with the company. By eliminating fees associated with joining its partner program, defining clear rules of sales engagement and selecting Ingram Micro as its distribution partner, 3K has made its updated Channel Partner Program a lot more user-friendly.

The updated program features three tiers — Platinum, Gold and Silver — each having its own corresponding benefits and requirements. Under the new program, 3K will reward partners not only by volume of business but also on their technical competency, business specialization, growth goals and customer satisfaction.

Today’s announcement reflects 3K’s continued commitment to being a pure channel-based provider of information technology solutions. For more information, visit the 3K Partner Program website at or email . Solution providers can also contact Ingram Micro at (800) 445-5066.

About Ingram Micro

As a vital link in the technology value chain, Ingram Micro creates sales and profitability opportunities for vendors and resellers through unique marketing programs, outsourced logistics services, technical support, financial services, and product aggregation and distribution. The company serves 150 countries and is the only broad-based global IT distributor with operations in Asia. Visit .

About 3K Computers, LLC

3K Computers, LLC, is a trusted information-technology manufacturer that sells a complete portfolio of products and services to customers throughout North America through the company’s authorized distributors, VARs and channel partners. Known best by the statement, “You Want It, We Build It,” 3K designs, builds and delivers innovative, tailored systems that provide customers with exceptional value. With U.S. based manufacturing and service organizations, 3K provides rapid responsiveness via U.S.-based, Tier 1 technical support and customer service. For more information, call (888) 590-8215, e-mail: or visit .