Vertiv picks TechAccess as its distribution partner for Sub-Saharan Africa

As part of its growth strategy for the African market, Vertiv has selected South Africa’s TechAccess (a division of Technology Access Group (Pty) Ltd) as its distribution partner for the region.

This agreement allows TechAccess to distribute Vertiv’s edge data center solutions including uninterruptible power supply systems (UPS), racks, rack power distribution units (rPDUs), keyboard/video/mouse (KVM) switches, integrated cabinets and rows, infrastructure monitoring, and services.

Pierre Havenga, managing director, Vertiv Africa, said “This distribution partnership with TechAccess improves digital infrastructure access for customers, and strengthens the market position for Vertiv and TechAccess in the Sub-Saharan African market. This partnership allows us to drive our market-leading portfolio, with its robust power and IT infrastructure solutions for white space and edge applications.

According to the Data Centres in Africa Focus Report, revenue from the African data centre market, meanwhile, is expected to expand at a compound annual growth rate of 12% from 2019 to 2025, to reach $3bn. Increasing demand for cloud-based services and modular data centre solutions from organisations, particularly small and medium-sized enterprises and government agencies, will underpin the market, with more than 70% of African organisations estimated to shift to the cloud by 2025.

Glenn Holmes, Chief Executive Officer, TechAccess said  ‘’this partnership with Vertiv, will not only boost our infrastructure portfolio but will also provide customers in Sub-Saharan Africa with cutting-edge data centre solutions and expertise to support them in their digital transformation journey.”

Vertiv’s Southeast Africa regional director Wojtek Piorko while commenting on the partnership noted that in order to support growth in the region, it is important to make the company’s solutions available to wider markets.

‘’We have broad and diverse solutions and services offering that addresses customer demands in this arena.  Vertiv’s IT channel portfolio is a key focus area for the African region as we have historically been known for our work in larger business projects. Vertiv’s integrated rack portfolio has an extensive value proposition for the typical edge data center, and TechAccess is well-positioned to support this market.” he said. 

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