ASX-listed systems integrator, Data#3 (ASX:DTL), has opened its new 1800sqm Integration Centre based in Braeside, Victoria.
The facility allows customers to access warehousing, configuration and integration services, providing faster order shipments and more efficiently managed and deployed projects.
Data#3 product solution general manager, Mark Esler, said it needed to invest in a new facility after experiencing increased business volumes out of its previous Mulgrave-based centre.
“There was a need to invest in a new facility to meet demand and improve efficiency,” Esler said. “Desktop, laptop and mobile devices, servers and networking equipment from leading vendors can be quickly and cost-effectively configured and deployed onsite, saving valuable time and improving productivity for customers.”
The Integration Centre complements existing facilities in Brisbane and Sydney, strengthening its ability to leverage supply chain services for Victorian businesses, government entities and corporate organisations.
“It’s a specially architected configuration centre,” Data#3 managing director, John Grant, told ARN. “Victoria is a substantial business centre with large organisations buying in volume. It’s a much bigger market than Queensland and certainly warrants a level of investment.”
It also promotes Data#3’s commitment to creating local work opportunities as well as offering business opportunities to Victorian companies who assist with onsite deployment services that will be managed from the new facility. It currently employs about seven staff at the facility and will continue to add to the headcount.
“The new centre in Victoria increases our capacity for third party logistic services, integration, build and imaging of computing equipment and services by up to three times,” Grant said. “We have also increased our project management services to assist customers to get the full benefit of this new facility and the associated supply chain services. We believe this is a critical foundation for the promotion of local IT companies and Data#3’s growth plans in Victoria.”
Along with Grant and Esler, Lorraine Wreford MLA, The Victorian State Member of Parliament for Mordialloc, Data#3 Group General Manager, Laurence Baynham, and key ICT industry representatives and customers, attended the opening of the new facility on November 2.
“The Victorian facility expansion firmly cements our market leadership, as very few systems integrators offer these types of facilities in Australia. This means that Data#3 is now even better placed to deal with the demands of our customers across the country,” he said.