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Tokyo, Sept 25, 2013 - (JCN Newswire) - Fujitsu New Zealand Limited has announced it has had another extremely successful year as it cements itself as a key player in the NZ market, particularly in the area of Managed Services. The company announced greater than 30 per cent growth compared to the previous year, continuing a trend of year-on-year profit growth over the last five years.
The continued growth in profitability is attributed to the securing of significant new private and public sector customers during the past year, as well as an expanding footprint in existing customers. Importantly, these wins have been across Fujitsu New Zealand's product and service offerings, such as managed services, project services, regional field services, procurement,
application development and testing services.
The company has also experienced a 33 per cent increase in staff numbers since April 2012 as a result of new customer engagements, an increase in the export of services and new lines of business.
Fujitsu's inclusion on the Government Syndicated Agreement for IT Managed Services in 2012 has made a significant contribution to the company's performance. Highlights of this panel contract include two 4 plus 3 year contracts to deliver IT Managed Services to the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) and Ministry of Justice. To date Fujitsu New Zealand believes it is the only vendor to have secured customers on this contract.
Jo Healey, Managing Director of Fujitsu New Zealand, said: "This extremely pleasing result is testament to the calibre of Fujitsu's tremendous local team, and their ability to leverage Fujitsu's global strengths to deliver the best business, information technology and communications systems to our customers.
"In partnership with our public and private sector clients, we have designed and implemented exciting new solutions particularly in grants management, testing services and a Cloud solution focused on Property Management.
"Our Grants Management solution has been developed as a New Zealand-centric solution addressing funds and grants management requirements for public and private sector organizations. With our first implementations having been successfully completed in this last year, we now have a proven and referenceable solution.
"We have also made significant progress with our NZ-developed MeatPro solution, which is focused on the needs of the meat industry," said Ms Healey. "As well as making great progress in New Zealand with many of the local meat producers, we have seen interest from outside New Zealand and have recently entered into agreements with two large meat producers in Australia for this specialised solution."
Export of services has continued to grow in the areas of Service Desk, Change, Release and Configuration Management to offshore customers. In the Service Desk space the company has continued to experience growth in the number of offshore customers supported, with these customers choosing New Zealand as their near shore provider. Continued growth is forecast for 2014, supporting the New Zealand Government's focus on export services to underpin overall economic growth.
Demand for services has been strong, with the company seeing an increase in its testing services business over the last 12 months across commercial and public sector customers.
Another driver for services business growth is the demand for migration from XP to Windows 7, which is gaining momentum across New Zealand. Over the last 12 months the company has completed five major migrations and has another six major migrations in progress.
"We are proud of our achievements in New Zealand and with our overall level of performance despite ongoing, difficult global economic conditions and the impact of New Zealand's devastating natural disasters," Ms Healey said.
Fujitsu currently employs more than 800 staff and contractors in New Zealand.
About Fujitsu Limited
<BR /><BR />Fujitsu is the leading Japanese information and communication technology (ICT) company offering a full range of technology products, solutions and services. Approximately 170,000 Fujitsu people support customers in more than 100 countries. We use our experience and the power of ICT to shape the future of society with our customers. Fujitsu Limited (TSE: 6702) reported consolidated revenues of 4.4 trillion yen (US$47 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2013 For more information, please see www.fujitsu.com.
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