France businesses and Inmac Wstore sold to Bechtle AG.2017
EMEA Technology Group, excluding France businesses, sold to Hilco.2016
Misco Germany sold to Cancom.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.
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.
Global Directmail changes name to Systemax1999
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).
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.
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.
Global Equipment Company founded by Michael and Paul Leeds in Queens, New York as a materials handling business.