HP’s offices in Auckland’s Viaduct Harbour now house local staff from EDS, which the company acquired in 2008.
According to Hamish Alexander, general manager of HP’s printing group, the Auckland building “is going through quite a big change” with people moving across from EDS. He doesn’t know how many EDS staff have moved to HP’s building.
The company had previously been based in the Smales Farm office park on Auckland’s North Shore.
Meanwhile, HP distributor Exeed will soon open a showroom dedicated to HP’s products at its premises in central Auckland.
Managing director Justin Tye says the room is ready for visitors, but hasn’t been officially opened yet as an online booking system is still in the process of being set up.
“We have had customers through the facilities and it is working very well,” he says.
According to Tye, Exeed had long intended to use the room to showcase products and the HP technology was selected “because they [HP] didn’t have one and we had some spare space”.
An HP spokesperson says the vendor will consider using the showroom “to demonstrate our technology to customers”.
The new space will feature HP’s digital signage, printers, desktops and notebooks and will be open to the channel. “They are happy we have a space available for the channel to see products,” adds Tye.