Reunert merges Nashua units

Listed ICT and telecommunications group Reunert has merged two key business units, Nashua Communications and Nashua ECN which will trade under the new name of Nashua Communications.

The new entity will be headed up by the current Nashua ECN managing director, Andy Openshaw and will drive the group’s converged offering.

Dave Rawlinson, CEO of Reunert said:  “This announcement is the culmination of months of thought and discussion and has the full support of both of the company’s management teams.”

Nashua Communications currently operates predominantly in the local area networking (LAN) space offering on premise communication and networking solutions.

Nashua ECN has a national IP-based network with points of presence and data centres in all the major metropolitan areas and currently operates in the voice, data and wide area networking (WAN) space.

“The rationale behind the merger is allowing a single team to unlock the huge value of our complementary product offering and skill sets, in a drive to offer a premier converged communication offering to the South African corporate market,” Rawlinson said.

Nashua Communications will offer a host of voice, data and hosted solutions bundled together for on-premise, purely cloud or hybrid scenarios.

The merger will be effective from the 1 October 2012 and coincide with the start of Reunert’s financial year. The combined businesses will generate over R1 billion in turnover with a staff count of roughly 600.

Graeme Eddey, CFO, and Jan Holtzhausen, COO of Nashua Communications, said in an announcement to staff: “The bringing together of these two companies will unlock tremendous value and will position us as a true premier converged communications solution provider.”

Openshaw said in a letter to the staff of both companies: “I am convinced that we will make a success of this tremendous opportunity and I look forward to an exciting year ahead.”

Reunert says it aims to make Nashua Communications the company of choice for enterprise customers in Southern Africa by providing innovative communication solutions and service excellence.

Nashua Communications is focused on delivering comprehensive, end-to-end communication solutions to enterprise customers in Southern Africa via our channels to market with service excellence, Reunert said.

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