Fujitsu has made its second Australian acquisition in as many months with the purchase of Australian SAP consultancy, Supply Chain Consulting.
The acquisition adds to Fujitsu's existing local SAP interests and follows
its A$200 million (US$143 million)
acquisition earlier this year of Telstra's IT services business
Fujitsu Australia's SAP clients have included Lotterywest,
the NSW Roads and Traffic Authority, and the Commonwealth Scientific and
Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO).
Vawdrey noted the acquisition would give its SAP consulting practice a
presence in the Philippines. He told the Australian Financial Review
Monday that it would add 400 staff to Fujitsu Australia's current headcount of
around 5000, which was boosted following the acquisition of Kaz by 1500 from
"The acquisition will strengthen the expertise that our clients rely upon and
will enhance our ability to present a strong offering in the Australian and
South-East Asian markets," said Vawdrey.
Fujitsu recently won a portion of airline Qantas' desktop services deal from
Telstra, which was in total worth A$750 million (US$536.6 million) over seven years to the telco.
Vawdrey was unable to respond to questions from ZDNet Asia's sister site ZDNet.com.au at the time