Datacentrix has been given the Competition Commission’s green light for its purchase of Infrasol, an infrastructure design and deployment business. The deal will see the company bolster its existing network and communications, datacentre and outsourcing businesses.
Infrasol focuses on four key pillars that are underpinned by quality management systems, sound corporate governance, and focused health and safety. These include: ICT infrastructure facilities services; network and communications solutions; complex datacentre solutions; and managed service delivery.
Operational since 2009, Infrasol has amassed a vast in-house skills base that encompasses datacentre designers, electricians, splicers, wireman, general installers, genset mechanics, as well as Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) and Prince project management skills.
According to Datacentrix CEO, Ahmed Mahomed, the purchase of Infrasol forms part of Datacentrix’ strategy to strengthen its execution capacity of integrated ICT solutions from the ground level. “The procurement of Infrasol allows us to consolidate and gain further traction within the amenities area of ICT, with the aim of becoming the end-to-end ICT solutions partner of choice within the local market.
“The acquisition will also bring additional business synergies,” he continues. “Infrasol is highly regarded for its industry accreditations and ISO certifications, particularly in the areas of quality management, health and safety, and environmental management.” The company has achieved ISO 9001, ISO 14,000 and ISO 18,000 certificates, as well as Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB) ratings, encompassing Level 1 CIDB General Building, Level 1 CIDB Civil Engineering, Level 6 CIDB Electrical Engineering Works, and Level 6 CIDB Mechanical Engineering.
“Infrasol’s multiple national maintenance contracts will be supported by Datacentrix’ service centre, including a highly agile, always-available service desk, ICT operations and security operations.”
Infrasol has moved into Datacentrix head office in Midrand with representation at the Group’s regional offices.