Logicalis nearshores IT worker roles to South Africa

Proudly-South-African-Flags-600x400Logicalis is nearshoring 65 IT support roles to South Africa and getting rid of the first and second-line support roles, which are currently based in South Wales and Slough.

The move is part of a wider, global managed services growth push by the integrator.

A consultation period with affected staff, which basically is telling the staff they have no job is complete and 50 of the staff affected will be made redundant as a result.

Logicalis UK managing director Bob Swallow said that there are internal vacancies and some roles that have already been lined up for some of those people.

However others will leave the business – particularly in Wales where the company is working with the  Welsh government to make sure those people are looked after.

Despite the nearshoring strategy, the UK business will soon house a new managed services practice set to serve as a centre of excellence for the rest of Europe.

This will be headed up by an Accenture executive who cannot yet be named because he is still working out his notice.

Logicalis wants to use more of its global capability, and it will develop centres of excellence. The South African operation  will provide services to the other Logicalis entities. The goal is to increase managed services revenues.