Partnership with Logicalis SA Empowers Food Producer to take Quantum Leap
Cape Town, South Africa 07 September 2020 – Quantum Foods, the South African diversified feeds and poultry company, has taken a significant step in its digital transformation journey by signing a milestone contract with Logicalis SA for managed IT services as an extensive outsourcing project. The agreement is set to move the agriculture producer into a new phase of information technology efficiency and to position them well in an increasingly competitive local and international market.
As an essential facilitator of the agricultural industry and as a significant producer of animal feed, eggs and broilers, Quantum Foods and its customers are set to benefit from the innovation and next generation thinking brought by the depth of Logicalis SA. As a leading provider of global IT solutions and managed services, Logicalis has deep expertise in providing cutting edge managed IT services to clients in a wide variety of sectors. “Of the providers we considered for this work, Logicalis was a stand-out candidate,” stated Michiel van Niekerk, CIO at Quantum Foods.
“Their effort to obtain a detailed understanding of our businesses requirements, transparent approach and energetic and knowledgeable executive team positioned them as the preferred outsourcing and digital transformation partner for Quantum Foods,” he continued.
Digitally Transforming the Food Chain
With the critical role that it plays in society, ensuring that the food production sector is operating at peak performance from an information technology perspective is a focus area of Logicalis. “We consider this a huge win for Logicalis SA,” says Frikkie Grobler, CEO at Logicalis SA “This partnership will expand our footprint in South Africa and is a massive step in supporting the transformation of the agricultural sector, not only in South Africa but also in key markets on the African continent. We have other key clients in the food production sector and leading such important businesses into the cloud is exactly what we mean when we describe ourselves as architects of change” he added, noting that Quantum Foods has operations in Mozambique, Zambia and Uganda. In a further vote of confidence, the Technology & Services Industry Association has also endorsed the deal. “It is truly inspiring that big and important South African businesses have truly embraced the need for a clear focus on accelerating their digital strategies. We are particularly impressed by the calibre of partner that Quantum Foods has selected as their provider for managed IT services, as Logicalis South Africa are certainly a forerunner in the digital transformation space. This news bodes well for technological advancement in Southern Africa.” commented VP and Managing Director of Service Delivery Research, George Humphrey.
Primed for Growth
“At Logicalis SA, we pride ourselves in supporting some of the most important businesses in the country. Quantum Foods is an important strategic player in the supply of eggs, animal feed and broilers to the country’s big poultry producers, and consequently to South Africa’s food production. We are excited to join forces with them, and we are looking forward to helping their business achieve their objectives with our exceptional solutions” concluded Grobler.
Logicalis is an international solutions provider of digital services currently accelerating the digital transformation of its 10,000 customers around the world. Through a globally connected network of specialist hubs, sector-leading experts (in education, financial services, government, healthcare, manufacturing, professional services, retail and telecommunications) and strategic partnerships (including Cisco, Microsoft, HPE, IBM, NetApp, Oracle, ServiceNow, and VMware), Logicalis has more than 6,500 employees focused on understanding customer priorities and enhancing their experience.
As Architects of ChangeTM, Logicalis’ focus is to design, support, and execute customers’ digital transformation by bringing together their vision with its technological expertise and industry insights. The company, through its deep knowledge in key IT industry drivers such as Security, Cloud, Data Management and IoT, can address customer priorities such as revenue and business growth, operational efficiency, innovation, risk and compliance, data governance and sustainability.
The Logicalis Group has annualised revenues of $1.7 billion, from operations in Europe, North America, Latin America, Asia Pacific, and Africa. It is a division of Datatec Limited, listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange, with revenues of over $4.3 billion.
About Quantum Foods
Quantum Foods is a focused primary agricultural business that has four focus areas namely animal feeds, eggs & layer livestock, broilers and related businesses on the African continent outside South Africa.