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APC-MGE names local team, rolls out strategy

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APC-MGE, has formally announced its southern African team and revealed its plans for the region. 

Headed up by Rodney Callaghan, MD: southern Africa, the local office, which looks after South Africa, Angola, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique,
Zambia and Malawi, is manned by Neill Schreiber, sales manager: Southern Africa; Jonathan Duncan, enterprise manager; Meleshni Govender, IT channel
manager; Shane Rowan, reseller manager; John-Henry Aylward, project manager; Marius Botha, service operations manager; Jacques Gobey, systems engineer; and Charmaine Human, services controller.
“Looking ahead, APC-MGE is planning on growing its service business in southern Africa significantly,” says Callaghan. “Our strategy moving forward from this perspective is to maintain a service presence in all major South African cities and to align with authorised service partners in all key cities across the entire Southern African region.
“We are also aiming to focus our IT distribution channel and the support around it in a new way moving forward, in order to grow APC-MGE’s single phase business.
“Additionally, we see massive opportunity around the data centre space with our InfraStruXure architecture, which is still a major strategic focus for the organisation, as is the Galaxy three-phase range of uninterruptible power supplies (UPSes),” Callaghan explains.
According to Carl Kleynhans, regional director: Africa at APC-MGE, Callaghan’s plans for the local office are in line with the APC-MGE strategy for Africa. “Since the merge of APC and MGE it has become even more important to refocus our energies within the region.
"As the leading company now within the critical power and cooling services market, APC-MGE will not only make the latest products readily available to the local market, but we are also focusing on staff and customer development as well as offering reliable back office support structures. The strong services and channel focus by the Southern African office clearly highlights these key areas.”