Menu
Focus Technology grows by acquisition in Dunedin

Focus Technology grows by acquisition in Dunedin

Expansion continues as Focus Technology buys in the south

Focus Technology CEO Rod Sinclair, second from left, collected the growth partner of the year award from Lenovo last week.

Focus Technology CEO Rod Sinclair, second from left, collected the growth partner of the year award from Lenovo last week.

Credit: Supplied

Focus Technology Group has bought two Dunedin tech support businesses as it targets mid-market clients in the south.

The company says it is now the largest IT support provider in the South Island for mid-sized businesses after buying the IT division of Deloitte Dunedin in July as well as solutions provider Techbox in August. 

CEO Rod Sinclair says Focus now has 70 staff in seven locations – including in Christchurch, Invercargill, Dunedin, Queenstown, Timaru, Wanaka, and Gore.

“Since 1994, Focus has evolved from a small startup into a multi-faceted, region-wide organisation,” Sinclair said.

The company was established in 1994 from the IT department of an Invercargill accounting firm. It boasts partnerships or certifications with Microsoft, IBM, MYOB, Lenovo, Fortinet and VMware among others.

The purchases have meant Focus had significantly increased its staffing levels in Dunedin and doubled them in Timaru.

Focus Dunedin has consolidated both businesses to new premises on located in Cargill House in Princes Street.

“Dunedin’s business community has grown significantly in the last few years, so the timing was right for us to open a new office in the city,” Sinclair said.

Deloitte Partner Keith McArley said Focus was the company’s first choice when considering who to sell the Dunedin-based IT division to.

Last week, Focus was named Lenovo's reseller of the year gold partner and growth partner of the year.


Follow Us

Join the newsletter!

Or

Sign up to gain exclusive access to email subscriptions, event invitations, competitions, giveaways, and much more.

Membership is free, and your security and privacy remain protected. View our privacy policy before signing up.

Error: Please check your email address.

Tags it servicessupportDeloitteFocus Technology GroupTechbox

Featured

Slideshows

Reseller News Platinum Club celebrates leading partners in 2019

Reseller News Platinum Club celebrates leading partners in 2019

The leading players of the New Zealand channel came together to celebrate a year of achievement at the annual Reseller News Platinum Club lunch in Auckland. Following the Reseller News Innovation Awards, Platinum Club provides a platform to showcase the top performing partners and start-ups of the past 12 months.

Reseller News Platinum Club celebrates leading partners in 2019
Reseller News hosts alumnae breakfast for Women in ICT Awards

Reseller News hosts alumnae breakfast for Women in ICT Awards

Reseller News hosted its second annual alumnae breakfast for the Women in ICT Awards in New Zealand, designed to showcase the leading female leaders in the industry. Held at The Cordis in Auckland, attendees came together to hear inspiring keynotes and panel discussions, alongside high-level networking among peers. Photos by Gino Demeer.

Reseller News hosts alumnae breakfast for Women in ICT Awards
Reseller News Innovation Awards 2019: meet the winners

Reseller News Innovation Awards 2019: meet the winners

Reseller News honoured the standout players of the New Zealand channel in front of more than 480 technology leaders in Auckland on 23 October, recognising the achievements of top partners, emerging entrants and innovative start-ups.

Reseller News Innovation Awards 2019: meet the winners
Show Comments