What started as a technology products Catalogue company has grown to a $1 billion communications and infrastructure services provider. This growth enables us to offer you an unrivaled solutions portfolio and international footprint, all built on the foundation of our business—trusted technical advice and support.
Black Box Network Services is now your single-source provider of comprehensive communications, infrastructure, and product solutions.
Black Box today:
• 175,000 clients
• 189 offices in 141 countries
• Nearly 4300 Team Members worldwide
• 4M ports maintained
As an independent solutions provider, Black Box Network Services will continue to examine each new technology objectively and will seek out the best products and solutions to add to our extensive portfolio.
We are committed to uncovering new products and solutions that can help you solve your communications and infrastructure challenges, and we'll remain at the forefront of innovation through our long-standing relationships with technology manufacturers.
Expandor, Inc. opens for business, selling connectivity devices, the little black boxes that clients need to connect their primary data communications products.
The first BLACK BOX® Catalogue rolls off the presses. It has six pages, contains nine products, and generates $170,000 in sales.
Product requests come in from around the world, and the company establishes the first of many international partnerships in Canada.
The company changes its name to Black Box. In recognition of outstanding export trade, Black Box earns the U.S. President’s E Award.
In recognition of continued outstanding export trade, Black Box earns the U.S. President’s E Star Award.
Black Box commence operation in Australia and New Zealand.
Black Box goes public.
Black Box goes on-line and within the first two weeks, visitors from 36 companies visit the site.
Black Box offers its first on-site data/infrastructure services in the Pittsburgh, PA area. Later that year, Black Box expands its on-site offerings to Florida.
Black Box begins offering on-site data/infrastructure services in the United Kingdom. On-site services then quickly expand throughout Europe and the Pacific Rim. Black Box is named one of the 200 Best Small Companies in America by Forbes. A new state-of-the-art distribution center opens at the Company’s headquarters in Lawrence, PA.
On-site capabilities expand to include telephony services.
The BLACK BOX® Catalogue grows to 1488 pages.
BusinessWeek recognizes Black Box as one of the Best 100 Small Companies.
The number of Team Members hits 3000.
Black Box wins Catalogue of the Year at the Multichannel Merchant awards.
Black Box wins Catalogue of the Year at the Multichannel Merchant awards for the second consecutive year. The product mix grows, and the company now offers more than 118,000 products in its catalogs and on-line. Black Box acquires Norstan, Inc.; Converged Solutions Group, LLC; and Communication is World Interactive Networking, Inc.
Black Box acquires the USA Commercial and Government, and Canadian Operations of NextiraOne, LLC, as well as Nu-Vision Technologies, LLC and Nortech Telecommunications Inc.
A new 24/7/365 Technical Support Call Centre opens in Murfreesboro, TN. Black Box wins Catalogue of the Year at the Multichannel Merchant awards for an unprecedented third time in four years. Black Box exceeds the $1 billion revenue mark. Black Box acquires ADS Telecom, Inc.; B&C Telephone, Inc.
Black Box acquires AT&T’s Southeast Region NEC CPE Base; UCI Communications, LLC;
and Mutual Telecom Services Inc.
Black Box Australia relocates to new facilities in Scoresby, Victoria.