Westcon acquires South African security distributor Sentronics

Posted: 8th November 2011 09:30

Datatec Limited ("Datatec", JSE/AIM: DTC), the international Information and Communications Technology (ICT) group, announces that Westcon has agreed to acquire Sentronics SD (Pty) Ltd ("Sentronics"), a South African value added distributor of IT physical security and video solutions. The cash consideration is not disclosed.

 This acquisition continues Westcon South Africa's expansion of its solution portfolio.  The addition of Sentronics' offering enables the division to better serve the growing demand for security solutions amongst its existing customers.

 Founded in 2004, Sentronics supplies a number of electronic security products including CCTV, access control, building management systems and integrated security solutions. Its portfolio includes Pelco, Sony, Flir and Vivotek and also their internally branded physical security solutions called Synergy. Sentronics has annualised revenues of over $8 million and will now form part of Westcon's South African Security operations. 

 Jens Montanana, Datatec's Chief Executive commented: 

 "The acquisition of this niche security distributor in South Africa allows Westcon to address changing local market conditions and provides a wider offering to better service its customers' requirements.

 "Bringing together Sentronics' and Westcon's complementary vendor portfolios creates a significant opportunity to provide advanced solutions to both customer bases."


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