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Double-digit growth prompts expansion for Ingram Micro NZ

31 Aug 2017

Ingram Micro New Zealand is expanding its offices in the wake of strong double digit growth over the last 18 months.

Gary Bigwood, Ingram Micro New Zealand managing director, says the company has seen ‘substantial’ expansion recently.

“[We] have literally run out of room,” he says.

“We’ve removed offices, reduced desk sizes and moved outbound teams to hot-desks – pretty much anything we could think of to create more room. But in the end, re really, really just needed more space.”

Ingram Micro will take over the lease for the Umbrellar building, adjacent to Ingram Micro’s existing head office in Rosedale.

“In a case of perfect timing, Umbrellar was looking to relocate just as we had finally run out of room to swing the proverbial cat,” Bigwood says.

“The stars aligned and everything has worked out very well for all involved.”

The move into the new building, due to happen in October, avoids the need for a design and build project and the associated disruption that would cause, Bigwood says.

The current Ingram Micro offices, which are almost nine years old, will also receive a spruce up to match the newer Umbrellar facility.

Tracey Button, Ingram Micro Australia and New Zealand human resources director, says the current Rosedale location offers many advantages for staff, including a day care centre just metres away, and a wide range of cafes, a doctor’s surgery, petrol station, bar and even a dairy all within walking distance.

“Our team love where we are situated and so we were reluctant to move,” Button says.

“The majority of our team live within a relatively close distance to the office and enjoy the North Shore lifestyle, plus our location delivers the added bonus of not having to drive to the CBD every day and play in all that delightful Auckland traffic.”

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