Calgary, Alberta (June 28, 2011) – ComplyWorks Ltd. is pleased to announce that it has entered into a strategic partnership with eCompliance Africa to sell ComplyWorks solutions in South Africa. The partnership has already resulted in the selection of the ComplyWorks Management System by the third largest platinum producer in the world.
South Africa was selected as ComplyWorks’ next market for global expansion based on a number of strategic factors. The South African government and business community place a high degree of importance on safety, health, environment and quality (SHEQ), its industries are global in scope, and the country has one of the fastest growing economies in the world.
“The decision to focus on South Africa, as one of the leading African economies, made strategic sense based on our research and the fact that it is known as the gateway into the African free trade market arena, which is projected to reach $1-trillion in economic activity by 2013,” says Cal Fairbanks, CEO and President of ComplyWorks. “This decision was further validated when South Africa, as a representative of the African continent, was formally invited to join Brazil, Russia, India and China as a full member of the BRICS group in late December.”
eCompliance Africa has extensive experience working with South African businesses in the mining and other industries to improve their SHEQ performance and streamline contractor and supplier management processes. As a result of this partnership, the ComplyWorks Management System is currently being deployed by the third largest platinum producer in the world to help it manage over 2,500 contractors and suppliers at its mines and processing facilities. Further details about this customer will be released at a later date.
“A recent visit to South Africa by a ComplyWorks delegation confirmed that South African industry shares our values about the importance of contractor and supplier management, including health, safety, environment and continuous improvement,” says Fairbanks. “Similarly, eCompliance Africa shares our strategy of growing by helping our customers grow, and delivering compliance solutions that are relevant to their specific needs. Its expertise in helping large, complex businesses continuously improve their contractor and supplier management practices made them the obvious choice to partner with.”
“ComplyWorks solutions are ideally suited to South Africa,” says Nicolai Massyn, Managing Director of eCompliance Africa. “Our SHEQ regulations are among the most comprehensive in the world, impacting all areas of business operations in our world-class industries. The ComplyWorks Management System is able to integrate compliance management into our business processes and deliver solutions relevant to our regulations, industries and the unique needs of our businesses.”
ComplyWorks is a global leader in providing Compliance Management Solutions to help customers streamline contractor and supplier management and supply chain processes. Our solutions automate the collection and monitoring of relevant data for specific job sites and regions, and provide that data to decision makers as actionable intelligence. Over 175 employing companies-from small and mid-size businesses to Fortune 500 and Global 2000 enterprises-in Canada, the United States, Europe and South Africa use ComplyWorks to manage over 50,000 contractors and suppliers. The results are stronger employer/contractor and supplier/employee relationships, better risk mitigation, and improved health, safety, security, environmental, financial and other indicators. ComplyWorks is headquartered in Calgary, Canada.
For more information contact:
Dianna Van Mierlo, Director of Education