Dimension Data has acquired a 51% stake in Sistemas Redes e Communicações (SRC), an Angolan IT solutions company. The acquisition marks the launch of Dimension Data Angola with its offices based in Luanda.
The Middle East and Africa has been a key territory for Dimension Data's expansion strategy with 25 offices already located in 12 countries.
Dimension Data's growth strategy in this region has been characterised largely by partnering with local companies that have in-depth knowledge and experience in the local market.
The company believes that by using local resources and expertise, the company creates a locally relevant organisation. This then provides Dimension Data with best practice, expertise and local market knowledge, enabling the organisation to deliver specialised offerings to clients in Angola.
SRC Angola, established in 1996 has provided technology and communication solutions in the local market for over 12 years.
"Dimension Data has an established track record of delivering world-class technology services and solutions that enable Africans to do great things," comments says Bruno ce Carvalho, MD of Dimension Data Angola. "By combining this with SRC's strong client base and local knowledge and skills, Dimension Data Angola is able to provide more comprehensive services and solutions ideally tailored to the local, Angolan market.
"The Angolan economy has undergone a period of transformation in recent times and has emerged as the fastest-growing economy in Africa. This growth can be partly attributed to its wealth of natural resources."
With oil being one of the country's greatest exports, there are many multinational organisations based in Angola, some of which are existing customers of Dimension Data.
"Global businesses require globally linked technology solutions and Dimension Data with its network and experience is able to deliver and take advantage of these market opportunities," adds De Carvalho.