Logicalis Group, an IT solutions and managed services provider, has acquired Mars Technologies, an IT services business, with offices in Cape Town, Johannesburg, Port Elizabeth, Durban and East London in South Africa employing 76 staff.
The acquisition is part of an ongoing strategy to augment its existing solutions and services business in South Africa, extending its services capabilities to its enterprise customers, as well as to other Logicalis customers around the globe, via its managed services centre of excellence.
Mars Technologies was founded in 1998 in East London, Eastern Cape, with headquarters in Cape Town. It delivers Managed IT services ranging from the remote monitoring of networks and servers, managed desktop, anti-virus, cloud backup, and printers, to full outsourcing, with a strong offering to small and mid-market enterprises. SW solutions and application development complement the services’ offering.
With the acquisition, the Logicalis South African operation strengthens and expands its managed services business in IP telephony, call centre, cloud, managed desktop, Networks and IT solutions to its local and international customers over the combined portfolio.
Mark Rogers, Logicalis Group CEO, comments: “This acquisition enables us to extend our footprint across South Africa, further serve our corporate customers and upsell new services to existing customers from both companies. We also gain considerable knowledge of the industry from the Mars’ executive team, which, combined with our local standing expertise, enhances the value that we deliver to the market.”
Logicalis provides digital enablement services to help customers harness digital technology and innovative services to deliver powerful business outcomes. The firm’s clients span industries and geographical regions including financial services, TMT (telecommunications, media and technology), education, healthcare, retail, government, manufacturing and professional services.
A division of Datatec, the Logicalis Group has annualised revenues of $1.7 billion, from operations in Europe, North America, Latin America, Asia Pacific and Africa.