Egypt : ACT announces opening of new EGP 130m Smart Village headquarters
- 09 October 2020 / News / 220 / Emerging Africa
ACT, the leading provider of information and communication technology (ICT) solutions, announced the soft opening of its new Smart Village headquarters, which saw investments of EGP 130m.
The company also reported that its business volume during the first half (H1) of 2020 exceeded EGP 500m.
ACT highlighted the key partnerships it has formed with major international ICT companies, backed by its vast experience in local and global markets that extends over more than 32 years. During this time, the company has provided integrated services and solutions for many sectors.
Ali Tawfik, Chief Marketing and Business Development Officer at ACT, said, “Through the integrated solutions and services we provide through various partnerships with international companies in many sectors, we continue to pursue more presence and to expand our foothold in the Egyptian market and globally.”
“The company provides these solutions through two main segments, the first being hospitality, which is responsible for providing integrated solutions for hotels, resorts, restaurants and shopping malls, and we have about 1,000 clients in this segment in Egypt,” he added.
Tawfik noted that the second segment includes solutions and services provided to the private and public sectors.
“We have participated in projects in the government, education, oil and gas, banking, financial services, telecommunications and real estate sectors, which reflects the company’s keenness and ability to participate and provide added value to work across all sectors,” he said.
ACT has also been able, through its highly-qualified team and various solutions that are aimed to meet the needs of all customers, to deliver more than 3,000 projects outside Egypt. These have taken place through the company’s offices in a variety of countries, including the UAE, France and Australia.
Further to this, there are several promising new markets in which the company is looking to enter into in the future, such as Morocco and Saudi Arabia.
“Our intention to move to a new headquarters started more than 10 years ago, as we had a great desire to bring together all of the company’s employees in one place, as they were previously distributed amongst five separate buildings,” Tawfik said.
The main goal was to increase the ability to communicate and interact among the company’s employees and increase productivity as well as achieve sustainability, in a climate conducive to technology companies. The Smart Village was chosen because it is the location and the main centre for all ICT companies in Egypt.
Tawfik said that the company was one of the first specialised in system integration to have a presence within the Smart Village.
The total investments for the company’s new building amounted to nearly EGP 130m, including infrastructure, construction, and office, technical and technological equipment. The building was constructed on a total area of about 5,511 sqm.
“Through its end-to-end IT services and solutions, ACT carries out all aspects of the projects awarded to it, including the installation of cables as part of all its civil works, such as digging and filling, then the stage of installing network components that serve this infrastructure, whether wired or wireless, with securing the network externally and internally,” Tawfik said, “It then prepares the data centre and equips it with all the available capabilities of storage units, while working to provide comprehensive security for data centres, whether through surveillance cameras or internal sensors. Then there is the last stage, which consists of a set of applications that enable the end user or customer to carry out their works easily and effectively.”
Since its inception in the Egyptian market in 1988, ACT has been cooperating and working with the world’s biggest IT companies. It has gained the trust and support of its international and local partners and clients, thanks to its vast experience and outstanding record of work in the various fields of information and communication technology.
Among the companies with which ACT has long-term and extended partnerships are Cisco, HP Inc, HP Enterprise, Oracle, and Dell Aruba. ACT received HP’s award for corporate performance in 2020, which reflects the size of their business and the strategic relationship between the two companies.
They have successfully boosted the volume of their business to more than EGP 500m in H1 of 2020, despite the impacts of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and the accompanying economic turmoil in Egypt and globally.
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