ST. LOUIS (January 15, 2014) –World Wide Technology, Inc. (WWT), a market-leading systems integrator that provides innovative technology and supply chain solutions, today announced that it ranked 71st on Forbes annual list of America’s Largest Private Companies. For the third consecutive year, WWT has continued its forward momentum among the 224 ranked businesses on the prestigious list, moving up 22 notches from 93rd in 2012. The company ranked 140th on the Forbes list in 2011.
Forbes annual list of America’s Largest Private Companies features only private American businesses with revenue greater than $2 billion at the end of their most recent fiscal year. WWT captured the No. 71 spot on this year’s list with sales of $5.04 billion largely due to the company’s ability to help its global customer base evaluate, architect and implement advanced technologies such as data center, virtualization, cloud, mobility, security and collaboration. Other leading firms among the top 100 include Dell, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Ernst & Young, Enterprise, U.S. Foods, Aramark and Hilton Worldwide.
“WWT is proud to once again be recognized by Forbes and be counted among America’s premier private companies,” said Bob Olwig, vice president of business strategy and innovation with WWT. “Our upward trajectory and consistent growth demonstrates the results of our commitment to customer satisfaction, strategic innovation, continued investment in our employees and the core values that our business was founded on.”
Companies included on the Forbes 2013 list have combined revenues of $1.61 trillion, up 8 percent from last year. This year’s list excludes foreign companies as well as those that don’t pay income tax, mutually owned companies, cooperatives, companies with fewer than 100 employees and companies that are more than 50 percent owned by another public, private or foreign company. The complete list is available at www.forbes.com.
World Wide Technology, Inc. (WWT) is a $5 billion systems integrator that provides innovative technology and supply chain solutions to the commercial, government and telecom sectors. The company brings to market a powerful blend of knowledge, infrastructure and technology to help its customers evaluate, architect and implement technology products and solutions. Based in St. Louis, WWT works closely with industry leaders including Boeing (NYSE: BA); Dell (NASDAQ: DELL); Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO); EMC (NYSE: EMC); HP (NYSE: HPQ); AT&T Inc., (NYSE: ATT); VMware (NYSE: VMW); Citrix Systems, Inc.; NetApp, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTAP); Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) and the U.S. Air Force. WWT employs over 2,200 people and operates more than 2 million square-feet of warehousing, distribution and integration space in more than 20 facilities throughout the world. For more information on World Wide Technology, visit www.wwt.com.
Ed Levens (for WWT)