Genetec Announces The Appointment of Hills Limited Australia as Exclusive Distributor in Australia and New Zealand
Recent acquisition of Open Platform Systems (OPS) Pty Ltd by Hills Limited creates a powerful partnership in high-growth Asia-Pacific market
Montreal, April 2, 2014 - Genetec™, a leading provider of unified IP security solutions, today announced the appointment of Hills Limited (Hills (ASX: HIL)) as exclusive distributor of the full range of Genetec products in the Australia and New Zealand markets. The recent acquisition of Open Platform Systems (OPS) by Hills strengthens the leading position of Genetec in the Australian market and extends the reach of Genetec solutions into a much broader portfolio of clients in that market.
"We're excited by the recent acquisition of OPS by Hills as it will help to further build upon the already strong market position developed for Genetec by the OPS team in that region," said Guy Chenard, Vice President of Global Sales at Genetec. "Growing the Genetec footprint in the APAC market is strategic for our business and we are looking to partners like Hills to help us maintain and further drive our growth in this region."
The exclusive rights of distribution of Genetec products will transfer to Hills immediately, with current customers and partners of OPS seeing minimal change in their day-to-day contacts and on-going projects.
"Hills has an enviable reputation as a leader in Australia's technology market with a powerful span of product and service offerings through a range of business units," stated Kobi ben-Shabat, Managing Director at Open Platform Systems. "Choosing to join forces with a company like Hills Limited, that has an outstanding track-record of pre- and post-sales support, as well as its broad reach into the homes, businesses and enterprises of Australia, just made sense for OPS and our partners."
Genetec Inc. is an innovative technology company with a broad solutions portfolio that encompasses security, intelligence, and operations. The company's flagship product, Security Center, is an open-architecture platform that unifies IP-based video surveillance, access control, automatic license plate recognition (ALPR), communications, and analytics. Genetec also develops cloud-based solutions and services designed to improve security, and contribute new levels of operational intelligence for governments, enterprises, transport, and the communities in which we live. Founded in 1997, and headquartered in Montréal, Canada, Genetec serves its global customers via an extensive network of resellers, integrators, certified channel partners, and consultants in over 80 countries.
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