17 September 2015, Ireland - Exertis, a subsidiary of DCC plc, one of Europe’s leading integrated technology distribution and supply chain services businesses,has announced the formal opening of new, expanded offices at Honglong Century Plaza, Shenzhen, China by Richard Bruton TD, the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation. The move forms part of Exertis’ strategy to increase its global presence to meet the growing international demand for its industry leading supply chain management services. The office opening reflects Exertis’ growing presence in China and its commitment to continue to invest in developing its service capability for its clients. The announcement was made during the Enterprise Ireland trade mission to China led by Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton TD.
Speaking from Shenzhen Minister Bruton said: “ICT is a key sector which we have targeted as part of our Action Plan for Jobs, and one of our key aims is to support more Irish companies to export, particularly to high growth markets, and ultimately create and sustain jobs in Ireland. Today's announcement by Exertis that it is investing in its China operations by expanding its offices in Shenzhen is a strong sign of its commitment to the Chinese market. Exertis is a highly innovative company and a great of example of the type of company my department supports through Enterprise Ireland. I wish them every success with this expansion and look forward to working with them in the future".
Since it began operating in 2006, Exertis’ China office has successfully established itself as a key enabler of Exertis’ technology customers’ supply chains, both into and out of the region.The newly expanded office is Exertis’ Centre of Excellence in Asia, a platform for procurement, production management, logistics, transport management and quality assurance services in the region. In the past twelve months, the Shenzhen office has managed products worth in excess of $200 million.
Exertis offers an integrated supply chain management service for technology brands seeking to access European consumer and business markets. With the capability to handle all aspects of the route to market, from the factory gate in Asia to the consumers’ home in the major markets in Western Europe, Exertis offers a unique market proposition.
The additional investment in the Chinese operation will ensure that Exertis remains positioned at the forefront of developments in global supply chains and can support the evolving demands of our customer base while also facilitating product development initiatives of the broader Exertis group, such as tablet computers, gaming devices and mobile and computing accessories and peripherals.
Exertis, part of DCC plc, is headquartered in Ireland and is the market leader in technology distribution in Ireland and the UK and has operations in France, Netherlands, Poland, Dubai, and the United States and it has expanded its operations to Sweden and Spain in the past twelve months. It has annual revenues of €3.7 billion and employs over 2,000 people.
Commenting on the announcement, Niall Ennis, Managing Director of Exertis, said: “We are delighted that the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton TD, has opened our new offices. Exertis in China has gone from strength to strength since establishing a presence there in 2006 and the additional investment we are making there will allow us to continue to grow strongly, supporting the supply chain demands of our global technology customers by taking advantage of our knowledge and expertise to deliver tailored solutions.”
Julie Sinnamon, CEO, Enterprise Ireland, who is accompanying Minister Bruton on the trade mission commented: “I warmly congratulate Exertis on their expansion in China. It is very encouraging to see innovative Irish companies growing and developing their presence in important export markets like China. Enterprise Ireland will continue to work with Exertis to support their international growth, drive export sales and optimise the number of jobs created at home”.
Headquartered in Dublin, DCC plc is an international sales, marketing, distribution and business support services group with revenues of £10.6 billion in the year to 31 March 2015. The Group is employs over 10,220 people in 14 countries. DCC shares are listed on the London Stock Exchange and are included in the FTSE All-Share Index and the FTSE 250 Index under Support Services. DCC Technology (“Exertis”) is a leading sales, marketing, distribution and supply chain services business providing a broad range of technology products and services to customers in Europe. DCC operates across four separate divisions, DCC Energy, DCC Technology (“Exertis”), DCC Healthcare and DCC Environmental.
For further information, please contact:
Cillian O’Mara, Exertis