Communications integrator, NSC Group has expanded its presence in Western Australia through acquiring the business assets of industrial automation provider, Zi-Argus.
The acquisition cost hasn’t been disclosed. Zi-Argus has three operations in Australia, and NSC has only acquired the assets of the Western Australian branch. The other locations in NSW and Victoria are not effected by the acquisition.
Under the deal, NSC has purchased Zi-Argus’ Nortel and Avaya customer base, which will be able to access data communications infrastructure requirements through NSC.
“We are working with these new customers to ensure a smooth migration. We are well positioned to deliver our communications services backed by NSC’s ITIL-based framework,” NSC Group managing director, Craig Neil, said. “In addition, Zi-Argus customers will now have access to a wider range of unified communications and contact-centre solutions.”
The latest acquisition follows on from NSC’s purchase of Perth-based PABX Services Group in March.
Neil said it would be looking to move into a bigger Perth office as a result of the acquisitions.
"Business is strong in WA, and we had about half a dozen people there and we wanted to grow," he said. "We also wanted to restructure and these two acquisitions have allowed us to do that."
Zi-Argus director, Brian Kingston, said it moved away from data networking in order to focus on its core business in industrial automation and process control.
“While the data networking business has proven very successful for us in Western Australia, we felt that an organisation such as NSC was better positioned to service our customer’s ongoing unified-communications requirements,” Kingston said.