Hamilton network and telecommunication services provider Elite Business Systems is increasing its headcount and preparing for increased revenue growth, after moving to a more high-profile location in the city.
The company had to move from its previous site when the council redesigned roads for a bypass, and the building it occupied was marked for demolition, says managing director Max Davies.
He says business was impacted when it moved to premises in Tristram Street, because the office was in a second storey building with no lift.
Now that it has moved to Greenwood Street on State Highway One, the company plans to add five more staff to work on its photocopier business and its Digital Mobile (Vodafone dealer) business. It added the Panasonic photocopier range at its Hamilton office, and the Kyocera range at the Tauranga branch, two years ago and became a Vodafone Digital Mobile partner in 2006.
Davies anticipates 20 to 30 percent year on year growth will come from the photocopier and Vodafone parts of the business in the new location.
“We haven’t broken any sales records yet, but we have been able to add more customers or offer more products to existing customers. Mobile technology is changing all the time, so we see that part of the business as very important in the future.”
Before the recession hit, the company planned to develop new premises in Te Rapa, however Davies says the Greenwood Street site is even better.
“It is in Hamilton’s busiest street and 25,000 cars go by every day. We are still finishing off signage and once that is done we expect to get more people through the door.”