Internationally-renowned consultancy and research group Frost & Sullivan has made its first foray into South Africa, opening an office in Cape Town.
The new office will concentrate on sub-Saharan Africa with analysts focusing on six key areas: automation and electronics; information and communications technologies; energy and power; environment and building technologies; chemicals, materials and food; and healthcare.
"Our new office in South Africa is further indication of the investment we are making on a global basis for our clients," says Frost &Sullivan director of operations for Africa, Phil Howarth. "In addition to supporting our globalisation effort, this office will provide local research and consulting capabilities across our core markets of expertise.
"This will assist local and international clients to improve their strategic decision making on the African continent."
Frost & Sullivan analysts not only provide global coverage, but also provide a global perspective on the market.
“Without this new viewpoint, companies are at great risk of missing growth opportunities and at greater risk of being forced out of business entirely,” says one of the company's research analysts, Cornelis Van Der Waal.