Zetes South Africa, part of the pan-European leaders in people and goods identification, announced the consolidation of its operations into a single entity to focus on expansion and growth in local markets and Africa.
After the acquisition of the ProScan Group in July 2011 by Zetes Industries, the South African subsidiary concentrated on aligning the local team to global group practices and operating procedures.
In addition, the acquisition introduced a range of new ground-breaking technologies and solutions to the South African market, which involved skills development and transfer from Zetes’ European Competence Centres.
In line with this growth strategy, Zetes SA will consolidate its three operations, namely Zetes, Zetes Media and iData Distribution, into one strong entity, enabling customers to have access to industry-leading supply chain solutions from a single source.
The combined expertise will strengthen the product and service offering, which includes mobile computing, automated identification and consumables, supported by national systems’ integration, professional services and customer support services.
Andrew Fosbrook, Managing Director of Zetes SA comments, “Significant benefits for customers include operational efficiencies, streamlined procurement and enhanced customer services, without compromising our specialised expertise that every supply chain solution demands.”
The integration of the Zetes’ distribution business into the fold will provide partners with access to the best that the international group has to offer, complemented by local services and support.
Zetes Group CEO Alain Wirtz concludes, “The restructuring of the new subsidiary in South Africa to group standards is well under way and necessary to drive profitable growth as we expand into Africa.”