StorEx expands its African footprint as an Evernex company

storexThe recent acquisition of StorEx, a supplier of Third-Party Maintenance (TPM) for enterprise-sized organisations, by Evernex, a provider of third-party maintenance services for data centre infrastructure, has enabled the locally built specialist to significantly expand its African footprint and operations

Jan Beukes, founder and CEO, StorEx, said that the company will retain its local branding, level 1 B-BBEE status and South African-based team, as they continue to drive TPM awareness and adoption across the African continent.

“As an Evernex company, StorEx will expand its industry-leading solutions and services throughout Eastern and Southern Africa with offices in Algeria, Egypt, Kenya, Morocco and Nigeria. There is also a focused plan to expand our presence across the continent,” he added.

The risk of moving from OEM support to a full TPM or hybrid maintenance solution has all but disappeared according to a report published by Gartner. It is now better understood that third party maintenance providers can supply the best solutions when it comes to combining cost savings with optimal results. Rising software maintenance costs are also driving sourcing, procurement and vendor management leaders to explore the independent third-party maintenance market.

With more than a decade of TPM experience, Beukes said that the company’s ability to provide industry-leading services to multi-nationals has increased ten-fold.

“As an Evernex company, StorEx now provides support in over 160 countries, has more than 10 global call centres, online experts and access to over 330 stocking locations world-wide, including the largest warehouse facility of spare parts in Europe.”

As a combined force with Evernex, Beukes said he is excited about the future growth prospects of StorEx. Collectively, the group services more than 220 000 IT infrastructures globally and has over 200 highly specialised engineers: “Combining our businesses will strengthen our position in Africa and enable us to grow our portfolio of blue-chip clients.”

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