Biolab Scientific says five more suppliers have agreed to join its OneZone electronic marketplace which went live last month.
- UCC (University Computers Consortium), an agent for Apple, Silicon Graphics, Dell and Microsoft that sells in bulk to the country’s universities;
- Auckland-based laser cartridge and printer supplier Laser Plus;
- gas supplier BOC Gases;
- printing paper company Moore Gallagher; and
- office supplies company O Com.
Early customers of OneZone include The University of Auckland, AgResearch and Waikato University.
OneZone is soon to go live in Australia, where Biolab is in a partnership with Selby Scientific.
It has been set up as a separate company from Biolab, with Biolab’s e-business general manager Catherine Calarco as chief executive. Calarco says the OneZone team is to move out of Biolab’s Albany offices and relocate to Massey University’s Albany-based e-centre.