Acquisition marks Integralis’ arrival into Middle East

Integralis has stepped into the Middle East with the acquisition of system integrator ProtechT. The UK-based system integrator is addressing the Middle East as its next step for global expansion.

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By  Dawinderpal Sahota Published  April 4, 2007

Integralis has stepped into the Middle East with the acquisition of system integrator ProtechT. The UK-based system integrator is addressing the Middle East as its next step for global expansion. Georg Magg, CEO at Integralis, said: “We were looking for a company that would fit our typical set-up, which is very consultancy-based and project-oriented, one that gives us additional technology such as identity management. After an extensive search we found ProtechT and the combination fits perfectly.” Founded in 2004, ProtechT specialises in identity management and addresses the financial sectors of Qatar and the UAE from its offices in Dubai and Abu Dhabi. Antoine Chamieh, partner and general manager at ProtechT, added: “Being with an international organization like Integralis will permit us to make sure our growth sustainable and be able to enhance it. It will enable us to carry out high revenue projects and it has a network of security experts which will complement our local expertise and enhance our production capabilities. There are also new products that Integralis has introduced that will now be able to make their way into the Middle East.” Integralis admitted that poor financial performance over the last two years prevented it from entering the region sooner, but Magg insists that following changes made to its managed security services portfolio, the system integrator has transformed itself into a profitable organisation and plans to make its mark in the Middle East. “The Middle East is one of the fastest growing markets on the planet,” added Magg. “A lot of our customers are global players and our customer base consists of roughly 3000 organisations, many of whom operate internationally, so we need to be present across the globe. The Middle East was a natural step,” he concluded. Intergralis claims the acquisition was in-line with its strategic goals for 2007 to increase its global presence, and now intends to expand further west and into the Far East.

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