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  • 2010s
    2017

    EMEA Technology Group, excluding France businesses, sold to Hilco.

    2016

    Misco Germany sold to Cancom.

    2016

    Larry Reinhold named CEO.

    2015

    North American Technology Group sold to PCM.

    2015

    Plant Equipment Group consisting of C&H Distributors, Products For Industry, IS.com, Avenue Supply (Canada), and C&H Productos (Mexico) acquired.

    2014

    SCC NL acquired (founded in 1970s in the Netherlands; renamed Misco Solutions in 2015).

    2010

    Employees exceed 5,000.

  • 2000s
    2009

    2009 WStore Europe acquired (founded in 1980s in France and UK).

    2009

    Circuit City assets acquired (founded in 1949 as Wards Company in Richmond, Virginia).

    2008

    Sales exceed $3 billion.

    2008

    CompUSA assets acquired (founded in 1984 as Soft Warehouse in Addison, Texas).

    2005

    Sales exceed $2 billion.

    2000

    TigerDirect opens first stand-alone retail store in Miami, Florida.

  • 1990s
    1999

    Global Directmail changes name to Systemax

    1999

    Employees exceed 4,000.

    1998

    Employees exceed 3,000.

    1998

    Dabus acquired (founded in 1963 in Lidkoping, Sweden; renamed MISCO Sweden).

    1998

    Company listed in Fortune 1000 for first time.

    1997

    Sales exceed $1 billion.

    1997

    Midwest Micro and Infotel acquired (founded in 1982 in Fletcher, Ohio; Midwest Micro renamed Systemax Manufacturing).

    1997

    06 Software acquired (founded in 1985 in Amsterdam, Netherlands; renamed MISCO Holland).

    1996

    Employees exceed 2,000.

    1995

    TigerDirect acquired (founded in 1987 in Miami, Florida as Tiger Software).

    1995

    IPO on NYSE.

    1995

    Global Directmail founded as parent company in preparation for IPO.

    1993

    Employees exceed 1,000.

    1992

    MISCO acquired (founded in 1980s in UK, Germany, Italy, Spain and Canada; Canada subsequently renamed TigerDirect.ca).

    1991

    Computer supply business founded in Paris, France (now MISCO France).

    1990

    Computer supply business founded in Scotland (now part of MISCO UK).

  • 1980s
    1989

    Corporate headquarters established in Port Washington, New York.

    1987

    Sales exceed $100 million.

    1986

    Dartek acquired (founded in 1981 in Chicago and now part of TigerDirect).

    1982

    Richard Leeds joins company after college graduation.

    1981

    Global Computer Supplies founded and begins selling computer equipment and supplies.

  • 1970s
    1977

    Bruce and Robert Leeds join company after college graduation. Annual sales approximately $3 million.

    1972

    Direct marketing begins with first mail order catalog distributed as Global Industrial Products.

  • 1940s
    1949

    Global Equipment Company founded by Michael and Paul Leeds in Queens, New York as a materials handling business.