Datacraft buys NCS

Networking services company Datacraft New Zealand has bought cabling solutions company National Communication Services.

Networking services company Datacraft New Zealand has bought cabling solutions company National Communication Services (NCS).

The purchase for an undisclosed sum is part of Datacraft’s strategy to strengthen its position in building network infrastructure.

NCS, originally the cabling services arm of Telecom, was split off as a separate business and sold last year.

The company consults, designs, builds and manages structured cabling solutions and fiber optic systems.

Customers include South Auckland Health, University of Otago, Inland Revenue Department, Victoria University, New Zealand Police, New Zealand Defence Force, Telecom and ANZ.

Datacraft New Zealand managing director Mark McHugh says the company aims to generate more than 50% of its total business from services and software by 2002 and the acquisition is an important step in that direction by enabling it to provide network infrastructure.

“Many organisations are using their network to handle business transactions, be it B2B or e-commerce.”

NCS will retain its management team and continue to operate as a stand alone operation.

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