First Trade Date for CDW Computer Centers, Inc.
|Company Name||First Trade Date (yyyy-mm-dd)|
|CDW Computer Centers, Inc.||1993-05-27|
|CDW Computer Centers, Inc.||CDWC|
|History and Business of Company|
(this information may include date of incorporation)
CDW Computer Centers, Inc. (CDWC) is a direct marketer of microcomputer products, primarily to business, government, educational, institutional and home office users in the United States. CDWC sells a broad range of multi-brand microcomputer products, including hardware and peripherals, software, networking/communication products and accessories. In 2000, the company purchased approximately 59% of its merchandise from distributors and aggregators, and the balance from equipment manufacturers.|
CDW Government, Inc. (CDW-G), wholly owned, sells microcomputer products and related software, peripherals and accessories and focuses exclusively on serving government and educational accounts. CDW Leasing, L.L.C., a 50/50 joint venture of wholly owned CDW Capital Corp. and First Portland Corp., provides captive leasing services to CDW customers. CDWC offers popular brand name microcomputer products from Adobe, Apple, Cisco, Compaq, Computer Associates, Epson, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Intel, Lotus, Microsoft, NEC, Novell, Toshiba and 3Com, among others.
CDWC directs its marketing efforts toward current and prospective customers with a particular focus on commercial accounts, including business, government, educational and institutional users. The company believes that these entities and persons are most likely to purchase sophisticated systems and products on an ongoing basis through CDWC's direct marketing format. CDWC markets to prospective customers through its catalog and other direct mailing programs, national advertising in computer magazines and via the Internet. During the year ended Dec. 31, 2000, CDWC serviced approximately 309,000 commercial accounts, which comprised 96% of total sales.
The company continues to focus on generating repeat sales from existing customers while also attracting new accounts, and developing and expanding its e-business initiatives.
INCORPORATED in Illinois in Apr. 1995, to merge a Delaware company of the same name (predecessor) on a share-for-share basis in June 1995. Predecessor was incorporated Mar. 8, 1993; and was previously incorporated in Illinois in June 1984. OFFICE- 200 N. Milwaukee Ave., Vernon Hills, IL 60061 (Tel.: 847-465-6000). Fax - 847-465-6800. WEBSITE-http://www.cdw.com.
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