Kaz and Supply Chain Consulting put to rest

Fujitsu decides to go with one brand after acquiring the two players earlier this year

Fujitsu has decided to scrap the Kaz and Supply Chain Consulting brands after acquiring both of the companies earlier this year.

“The supply Chain brand and the Kaz brand are being gracefully retired," Fujitsu group executive director of sales, Mike Foster, said at a media luncheon at Quay's restaurant in Sydney.

"Internally we are one company and now externally we will be one company as well," he said. "Everything is now as the Fujitsu brand."

Fujitsu picked up the Telstra (ASX: TLS) IT services subsidiary, Kaz Group, for $200 million in late February, early March after roughly two years of negotiations.

At the time, the company said the deal would expand its customer base, skills and national footprint and make it Australia’s third-largest IT company by revenue. The acquisition was in line with Fujitsu’s long-term objectives to grow its Australian business and provide broader consulting, application and infrastructure services particularly in the Government space.

It went onto pick up SAP specialist, Supply Chain Consulting, in a $48 million deal in April.

Fujitsu now has nearly 5000 staff and its CEO, Rod Vawdrey, told journalists the company would continue to hire, aiming to add 250-300 people in the next six months.

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