South African company looks to Australia as sister country

EOH establishes office in Perth

A South African company has created a new offshore division in Australia opening offices in Perth.

Navigor, which is a EOH Australia company, will focus on building capacity in the burgeoning Australia market with a view to creating a secondary source of demand for its skills and services.

Navigor executive director, Ken Cullinan, said EOH Australia will initially focus on labour broking and completing selective projects using Oracle solutions,

"Based in Perth, this new division will essentially be a means of extending our expertise and services. We're thus looking to continue our work in J D Edwards' based projects, CRM on demand, and Oracle implementations," he said.

EOH Australia regional director, Desmond Massey-Hicks, said Western Australia is very similar to South Africa in many respects, specifically when it comes to culture and economy,

"Western Australia is focused on the same markets and industries that South Africa is. EOH is already a significant player in these industries - namely mining, construction and engineering," he said.

"In fact, many of EOH's African customers already have or are currently establishing their own investments in Australia. It thus makes sense that EOH will be there to support them in their expansion."

Massey-Hicks said there are also significant financial services and public sector opportunities that EOH will be looking to target across Australia.

When it comes to the choice of Perth for EOH Australia's new address, Cullinan explains that Western Australia continues to outperform most other cities in the world in terms of its growth, which is being fuelled by a resource boom that shows no sign of abating.

"Because it's so close to Asia and China specifically, Western Australia is well positioned to take advantage of the demand that has been created by the growth of these markets," he said.

"EOH already has a well-established local track record when it comes to assisting organisations optimise their processes and achieve efficiencies. We believe we can replicate this success in Australia."

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