SOMERSET, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--SHI International, one of North America’s top 10 largest IT solutions providers, earned $2.3 billion in the first quarter of 2019, growing 7.5% year over year, and surpassing the Q1 revenue record it set in 2018.
SHI experienced significant growth both domestically and internationally. SHI’s Public Sector revenue surged ahead by 25% over last year, while Corporate and SMB gained 14%. Overseas, France led the growth with a 36% jump, and the U.K. rose 19% year over year.
Partners again played an outsized role in SHI’s success. Seven of SHI’s Top 10 Partners experienced growth of 15% or more, including Dell, VMware, Cisco, Lenovo, HP Enterprise, Apple, and Red Hat. Other standout partners from the top 25 include F5 Networks, which leapt 62%, and Amazon, which climbed 25%.
“Last year SHI experienced one of our best first quarters ever. But despite that quick start and a marketplace change that will be reflected in SHI’s reporting throughout 2019, we again set a new first quarter record,” said Thai Lee, President and CEO of SHI. “We continue to see strong growth among our top partners and business units, and remain on schedule with the construction of two new facilities that will increase our capacity to support our customers. Our unwavering focus on addressing customers’ IT and business challenges, the ongoing strength of our partnerships, and the dedication of our employees will keep SHI on course for continued growth.”
SHI’s second Integration Center, a 400,000-square-foot facility in Piscataway, New Jersey, will focus on delivering advanced data center hardware and configuration solutions, and should be complete in September. Garza Ranch, SHI Austin’s future home, is anticipated to open in February 2020.
To date, SHI has won multiple awards and accolades in 2019 that illustrate the depth of its partnerships and its commitment to employees:
- Forbes Best Employers for Diversity 2019
- SOPHOS Cloud Partner of the Year
- Intel Partner of the Year for Vertical Solutions: Client Solution – National Solution Provider
- Intel Partner of the Year for Marketing: Training for Results – Sales
- CRN's 2019 Managed Service Provider 500 – Elite 150 Category
- Adobe Digital Media Worldwide Partner of the Year
- Dell Transformational Partner of the Year
- VMware Partner Innovation Award: Transform Networking & Security
- VMware Partner Innovation Award: Partner of the Year – Americas
- VMware Partner Innovation Award: VMware Cloud on AWS Solution – Americas
- Citrix Networking Partner of the Year
Founded in 1989, SHI International Corp. is a $10 billion global provider of technology products and services. Driven by the industry's most experienced and stable sales force and backed by software volume licensing experts, hardware procurement specialists, and certified IT services professionals, SHI delivers custom IT solutions to Corporate, Enterprise, Public Sector, and Academic customers. With over 4,000 employees worldwide, SHI is the largest Minority and Woman Owned Business Enterprise (MWBE) in the U.S. and is ranked 8th among CRN's Solution Provider 500 list of North American IT solution providers. For more information, visit https://www.SHI.com.