What started as a technology products catalog 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
• 196 offices serving 141 countries
• More than 4500 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.
Black Box acquires AT&T’s Southeast Region NEC CPE Base; UCI
and Mutual Telecom Services Inc.
A new 24/7/365 Technical Support Call Center opens in Murfreesboro, TN. Black Box
wins Catalog 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 the USA Commercial and Government, and Canadian Operations of
NextiraOne, LLC, as well as Nu-Vision Technologies, LLC and Nortech Telecommunications Inc.
Black Box wins Catalog 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 wins Catalog of the Year at the Multichannel Merchant awards.
The number of Team Members hits 3000.
BusinessWeek recognizes Black Box as one of the Best 100 Small Companies.
The BLACK BOX® Catalog grows to 1488 pages.
On-site capabilities expand to include telephony services.
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.
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 goes on-line and within the first two weeks, visitors from 36 companies visit
Black Box goes public.
In recognition of continued outstanding export trade, Black Box earns the U.S.
President’s E Star Award.
The company changes its name to Black Box. In recognition of outstanding export
trade, Black Box earns the U.S. President’s E Award.
Product requests come in from around the world, and the company establishes the
first of many international partnerships in Canada.
The first BLACK BOX® Catalog rolls off the presses. It has six pages,
contains nine products, and generates $170,000 in sales.
Expandor, Inc. opens for business, selling connectivity devices, the little
black boxes that clients need to connect their primary data communications