Direct marketing, variable print and bulk mail processing specialist LaserCom, a division of Bytes Technology Group, is moving its head office to industrial hub Amalgam in Johannesburg.
The company’s PaperGeni envelope and tally roll division will now be under the same roof.
“LaserCom has experienced phenomenal growth over the past six years and has more than doubled its size,” says Konni Hoferichter, divisional MD at LaserCom. “In addition to the fact that we have simply run out of space at our existing locations, the move will enable us to increase operational efficiencies by having all our employees and divisions housed in one building.”
The new headquarters, which will accommodate 300 employees, measure 13 500m2. They are strategically located close to Witspos, which handles the bulk of South Africa’s mail.
“It makes business sense for us to be in the vicinity of Witspos, and it also means that we will be able to significantly reduce our carbon emissions through reduced transport distances, which is a major consideration for the company. As part of the Bytes group, we are committed to reducing our carbon footprint.” To that end the new building incorporates many energy-saving features.
In terms of operational efficiencies, Hoferichter notes that the move will put an end to duplication of resources, eliminate the need for costly transport between premises, and streamline communications across the company.
“Because the premises are large enough to accommodate growth well into the future, we will be able to take on many more large accounts without having to worry about having the necessary resources.
“In addition, by having everyone under the same roof, we will be able to offer enhanced benefits to our staff, such as a full-service canteen.”
The move is under way and will be completed by the end of August. There will be no disruptions to LaserCom’s business.