HP expands to Angola and Libya


HP announced its decision to establish new sales and support subsidiaries in Angola and Libya by 2010. This latest expansion will increase HP’s footprint across the continent to nine full subsidiaries (Algeria, Angola, Egypt, Kenya, Libya, Morocco, Nigeria, South Africa, and Tunisia) and partner representation in over 50 countries.

These two new subsidiaries will allow HP to better serve its existing customers and achieve the customer proximity necessary to extend its reach to all economic segments as well as Local and Central Government organisations.

“The African continent plays a major role in HP’s growth strategy. This announcement, and our plans for future geographic expansion, illustrates our commitment to current and future customers across Africa. With these investments, I fully expect to see rapid growth in our customer base, revenue and employee numbers across the continent.” said Rainer Koch, Managing Director of HP’s Africa region. “HP is excited about the prospects for IT market in African countries and the role IT can play in wider economic development.”

Koch continued “HP is already Africa’s leading IT company. We are the number one vendor in Industry Standard Servers, management software, PCs and printers, and are a leading vendor in the networking, storage and the services market. I believe these new subsidiaries will help us serve our customers better and extend our leadership.”

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