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Schneider Electric teams up with Ingram Micro for NZ market
Mon, 25th Sep 2023

The global specialist in energy management and automation, Schneider Electric, is now working with global distribution company Ingram Micro in New Zealand.

The formal alliance in New Zealand builds on the work the two companies have done together globally and locally for more than 20 years. This new agreement adds to the existing relationship with Dicker Data and will enable Schneider Electric to better serve its partners, increase its market share, and support its Australasia-Pacific regional growth trajectory. The new local alliance is effective from September 18, 2023.

Schneider Electric Business Vice President, Joe Craparotta says, “We are pleased to announce this collaboration with Ingram Micro in New Zealand, building on the work done with them in overseas markets and aligns our relationship with them across New Zealand and Australia."

"Ingram Micro is likewise a strong global organisation, and it has a long-standing relationship with the APC brand of Schneider Electric that has now entered its third decade.

Craparotta continues, “In New Zealand, Ingram Micro will help Schneider Electric extend our reach across the country. With the accelerated growth in Data Centres as a consequence of the Hybrid IT Architecture that continues to underpin the digital economy, it is vital that technology vendors can deliver and service the ever expanding channel partner ecosystem.”

“Ingram Micro also has strategic investments in its vertical Advanced Solutions Group, which specialises in helping partners to deliver complex enterprise-class technology solutions that require expertise to scope and implement."

"These are the technologies that underpin and enable big data, IoT, edge, and other key areas of innovation, so there is a strong fit with Schneider Electric’s ethos and even greater expertise and capacity to service these areas of growth and demand over the long term.”

Ingram Micro New Zealand Managing Director, Jason Langley says, “Helping companies to deliver sophisticated solutions for the digital-first economy is a larger part of our purpose and a key motivator behind establishing our Advanced Solutions Group."

"The right technology solutions are the enabler for true market differentiation, and we are looking forward to supporting Schneider Electric and its network as a valued part of our business.”

This announcement follows Schneider Electric's launch of enhanced solutions to increase building sustainability. Included were new integration capabilities in EcoStruxure Building Operation 2023, EcoStruxure Connected Room Solutions, and EcoStruxure Power Monitoring Expert, designed to help simplify and speed-up access to data that is essential to manage energy use, help reduce carbon emissions, and enhance building value.

Andre Marino, SVP Digital Buildings, Schneider Electric, says, “With a modernised building management solution like EcoStruxure Building Operation, systems within a building can be connected and digitalised, making energy more visible and helping reduce energy waste and the associated carbon emissions by up to 20%."

"We are committed to helping customers improve operations with fewer resources to exceed their stakeholders' expectations, attract and retain tenants, and enhance occupant experiences, whether buildings are new or retrofit.”