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Logicalis and Thomas Duryea unveil new name for combined business

Logicalis and Thomas Duryea unveil new name for combined business

Merged company rebrands itself as Thomas Duryea Logicalis

Michael Chanter - COO, Thomas Duryea Logicalis

Michael Chanter - COO, Thomas Duryea Logicalis

The major merger of Logicalis and Thomas Duryea, struck in December 2015, has made way for many changes.

Recent exits, new appointments and the ongoing integration of the two businesses has resulted in internal realignments during the past six months.

Now, the global managed service provider has rebranded to externally reflect a new business, born from the integration - Thomas Duryea Logicalis.

"Thomas Duryea Logicalis is a new company that builds on the entrepreneurial culture and style of TD whilst leveraging the global strength and reach of Logicalis,” Thomas Duryea Logicalis chief operating officer, Michael Chanter, said.

"The company now has a unique opportunity to create a powerful and highly competitive brand in the Australian market."

By drawing on the strengths of Thomas Duryea’s expertise in data centre and cloud, and infusing Logicalis’ aptitude for strategic consulting, implementation and ongoing management, Chanter said Logicalis Thomas Duryea hopes to "significantly extend" its market share in 2017.

Ideally, the combined entity will create a joint $120 million solutions provider, backed by Logicalis' parent, Datatec, the $US6.5 billion-turnover company that also owns Westcon Group.

Currently, the new company’s local operations are steered by Chanter, following the September exit of Logicalis chief executive, Basil Reilly, who signed off on the acquisition.

Chanter, since being appointed as chief operating officer in October, has been tasked with leading sales, marketing and delivery across both businesses as the integration continues.

“Running the business is in my hands,” Chanter told ARN. “The original timeframe to integrate both businesses was 12 months but we’re looking to bring that forward and our objective is to now accelerate this process.”

In the meanwhile, the company is still underway with recruiting a replacement to lead the Australian business, with Thomas Duryea co-founder, Andrew Thomas, becoming an advisor to the board to assist with the integration process.

Prior to the integration, Thomas Duryea reported 70 per cent annualised growth in its business to June 30, backed up a strong performing managed services division.

On the Logicalis side however, the company shut down its Queensland office in April, in a bid to hone in on the more lucrative Sydney and Melbourne markets.

Read more: 5 for 15: Basil Reilly, Logicalis Australia CEO

Globally, the company’s parent group Datatec recently reported a more than 30 per cent plunge in full-year profits, following a year of struggle across the world.

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