Two Australian technology companies have teamed up to open a joint venture office in Auckland.
Plastic card manufacturer Cardpro and plastic card print hardware provider Practical Peripherals Corporation (PPC) set up the local operation to jointly service the company’s reseller networks.
Cardpro Australia managing director Greg Ducquet says the investment was justified by the growing response they are receiving from a Google internet marketing programme.
“For many years Cardpro and PPC have each been dealing with enquiries from New Zealand companies regarding plastic cards or plastic card printers. Both companies had been handling the response out of their respective Australian offices which really hasn’t proved terribly satisfactory.”
Cardpro’s Ben McClymont has been appointed as a local branch manager and will also develop a website to help resellers.
“Ben made two preliminary visits to New Zealand to gauge the market reaction. We were so taken by the positive feedback that establishing a local office became a priority for both our businesses,” says Ducquet.