Johannesburg – JSE-listed technology company Altron has consolidated its corporate offices in the Eastern Cape, moving 134 employees into one building.
The newly refurbished and rebranded premises in Berea, East London are located on Pearce street, housing employees of several Altron subsidiaries namely Altron Bytes Document Solutions (BDS), Altron Bytes Systems Integration, Med-e-Mass, MediSwitch, MedeServe and NuPay.
Altron Chief Executive Officer, Mteto Nyati, said, “In addition to helping us cut costs, having our employees from Altron’s different businesses in one building will enable collaboration and efficient communications across teams. Our strategy is about going to the customer as one giving them a view of all technology services and solutions across our company. Having a close internal partnership among our teams will better enable this.”
Altron BDS, which has a sizeable customer base in the Eastern Cape, is the world’s largest Xerox distributor. Two Xerox partners in the Eastern Cape, Digi Copiers and Aloe are now 57.8% Altron owned and will represent the company in the province. The office has a Xerox product demo area for customers.
“Our continuous investment in the Eastern Cape aligns with Premier Oscar Mabuyane’s State of the Province Address – where he outlined creating ‘the Eastern Cape we want’ – by doing business within the Eastern Cape to support that narrative,” Nyati added.
The province’s goals include creating jobs and supporting small and medium enterprises, in aid of halving the unemployment rate.