Aurecon South Africa signs distribution and implementation partnership with Digpro

19 September 2018 Authored by Consultancy.co.za

Infrastructure advisory and project management firm Auercon South Africa has entered into a strategic agreement with Swedish network life cycle management firm Digpro to aid with the latter’s distribution and implementation efforts in Africa. The partnership will focus on the electricity, water and communication sectors.

Established in 2009, Aurecon is a consulting firm offering support to clients in the domains of engineering and infrastructure. The firm’s services can be divided into six broad categories, namely environment & planning, infrastructure advisory, communication & stakeholder engagement, programme & project management, asset management, and digital engineering & advisory services.

Aurecon South Africa’s latest challenge involves the implementation and distribution of Digpro’s services not only in the South African market, but across the continent as well. The duo is looking to construct a long-term systematic relationship with the primary objective of providing value-addition services.

Digpro is a Swedish software development firm that offers solutions primarily related to geographic information systems, with other solutions in the network planning, outage management, and asset maintenance domains. The firm also offers support at every stage of network lifecycle management.

Aurecon South Africa signs distribution and implementation partnership with Digpro

When integrating a new software system, Digpro offers a gradual, step-by-step support system that facilitates the maintenance of operational control. To this end, the firm is staffed with talent from a variety of fields, including project managers, technical engineers, consultants and geospatial data experts.The partnership will offer services to clients in the electricity, water and increasingly lucrative telecommunications domain. 

Head of International Sales at Digpro Stefan Multing said, “I am very happy and pleased to welcome Aurecon as one of our strategic partners. In many ways this new relationship is a perfect match. Aurecon provides local expertise and advanced consultancy services within electricity, water and telco, and we provide world class software, tailored for utilities and other network owners. This is an important stepping stone for Digpro’s commitment to expand presence and business on the African continent.”

He added, “Aurecon is a dynamic company providing multi-disciplinary services and sustainable solutions to both public and private sectors throughout the continent of Africa and employs about 4000 people with local offices in e.g. South Africa, Angola, Botswana, Kenya and Nigeria to name a few. Aurecon is engaged in the business of consultancy, system implementation and advisory services specifically related to asset management and complex networks, and has extensive experience in data collection, network modelling and system integration projects. “

Meanwhile, Founder & CEO at Digpro, Bo Lundgren said, “The agreement is in line with our strategy to increase our market activities in the areas where Aurecon is currently operating. As Aurecon South Africa has established a strong presence across the continent of Africa, we see high potential in expanding our software system business in cooperation with our new partner.”

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