Networks Unlimited marks 21 years as SA’s leading value-added distributor, but it doesn’t stop there

Networks Unlimited commemorates its 21st anniversary as South Africa’s leading value-added distributor with a greater push into Africa. Over its two decades of continuous operation, the company has provided the best and latest solutions within the converged technology, data centre, networking, and security landscapes, distributing best-of-breed products, including Arbor Networks, Arista Networks, Aruba Networks, CensorNet, F5, Fortinet, ProLabs, Riverbed, RSA, SimpliVity, Tintri.
The product portfolio encompasses solutions from the edge to the data centre, and addresses key areas such as cloud networking and integration, WAN optimisation, application performance management, application delivery networking, Wi-Fi-, mobile- and networking security, load balancing, data centre in-a-box, and storage for virtual machines.
“When Networks Unlimited was founded in 1994, by directors Craig Copeland and Wayne Bird, the company focused on networking consultancy, but quickly evolved into value-added distributor,” says Anton Jacobsz, MD of Networks Unlimited. “With this change of focus and additional products being brought on board, personnel numbers grew steadily over the years. The past three years, however, have seen the biggest growth as the company has quadrupled in revenues and doubled in staff numbers. Today, the team consists of a diverse group of individuals with a variety of skills, all of whom bring something unique to the table. The alignment of these skills and resources, together with the team spirit we have built, have made us a force to be reckoned with.”
Seven years ago, the company started doing business north of South Africa’s borders into the wider African continent, and has since built up an impressive network of partners across 18 countries. “Initially, most of this business was reactive and contributed about 15 percent to our revenues. Over the last two years, however, we’ve increased our focus and investment into Africa and aim to become a major force in this region,” says Jacobsz. The company opened a branch in Nairobi, Kenya early in 2015. “But this isn’t where our African footprint will stop,” he says.
As for the future, Jacobsz promises that South Africa and Africa will enjoy the same amount of focused attention; in South Africa, the focus will primarily be on growing current strategic partners, whilst the emphasis for Africa will be on signing on and developing new strategic partners in each of the countries within which it works. He also hints at additional investment in headcount and resources around current strategic products, alongside further investment in staff and training; but that’s another story so watch this space.

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Networks Unlimited is a Value-added Distributor, offering the best and latest solutions within the converged technology, data centre, networking, and security landscapes. The company distributes best-of-breed products that provide solutions from the edge to the data centre, and address key areas such as Cloud Networking and Integration, WAN Optimisation, Application Performance Management, Application Delivery Networking, Wi-Fi-, Mobile- and Networking Security, Load Balancing, Data Centre In-a-Box, and Storage for Virtual Machines.

Networks Unlimited boasts four branches in South Africa, but also enjoys a strong presence in 19 sub-Saharan African countries. After opening its doors in 1994, the company’s 20-year track record of sourcing and distributing best-of-breed solutions to sub-Saharan Africa has ensured that the region has received, and continues to receive, some of the most innovative solutions found in all major enterprises today.

Backed by a dedicated staff complement of 45+, Networks Unlimited differentiates itself from other market players by combining the most advanced, market-leading products and solutions with the best sales-, technical- and product teams in order to deliver IT that will revolutionise industries and the way people do business every day.

Networks Unlimited is 100% channel focused and partners with approximately 80 sub-Saharan African resellers as well as 200 resellers within South Africa.

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Anton Jacobsz, Managing Director

Anton Jacobsz
Managing Director

Craig Copeland, Director

Craig Copeland

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