Black Box, one of the world's largest providers of voice communications, data infrastructure and networking products, is dedicated to designing, building and maintaining today's integrated voice and data communication systems.
More than 4,500 Team Members serve more than 175,000 clients in 195 offices in 141 countries around the world. We span 5 continents and speak 23 languages.
Black Box Corporation
Black Box Corporation is based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA and was co-founded over 30 years ago by Gene Yost and Dick Raub in 1976. The company began selling connectivity devices—the "little black boxes"—that customers needed to connect their primary communications products. The company was originally called Expandor, Inc., but it soon changed to Black Box because customers came to know the company by its catalogue name.
In 1990, the Black Box catalogue had just 145 pages containing 500 products. Now, the latest Black Box catalogue has over 700 pages featuring more than 10,000 products!
When the first Black Box Catalogue rolled off the presses in early 1977, it had just 16 pages, containing 9 products and it generated $170,000 in sales. Today the multi-award winning Black Box Catalogue—an enormous 700+ page book—features more than 10,000 products and has international versions published in 8 languages.
Headquartered in scenic Lawrence, Pennsylvania, 20 miles south of Pittsburgh, Black Box is now a leading worldwide distributor of computer communications equipment and technical support services with representatives in more than 100 countries.
The company employs 4,500 employees around the world in North America, Europe, South America and the Far East.
The company's success is firmly rooted in the original vision. To create a "central, reliable source for hard-to-find products and technical skill".
Black Box is unique, distinguished by its superior technical support and customer services. Black Box has also merged with onsite communications cabling and voice services companies throughout America and Western Europe, making them the largest infrastructure provider in the world. Black Box's services now include not only FREE hotline technical support but also on-site network infrastructure services such as structured cabling, design, installation, and maintenance plus voice services.
"Our mission is to provide a service that meets and exceeds the requirements of our customers for network solutions and services. We aim to achieve this by providing a comprehensive range of quality products and the best technical support and customer care in the business. We are committed to continually improving the quality of our service to our customers."