Cairo, Egypt. —January 4, 2022— Esri, the global leader in location intelligence, today announced the establishment of Esri North Africa LLC (Esri NA) that is now the sole Esri distributor serving Egypt, Libya, Sudan, South Sudan, and Chad markets. Esri NA will focus on bringing the latest GIS technology to those markets, raising geospatial awareness, supporting customers in building effective geospatial strategies, providing Esri products’ certified training, and establishing a strong Esri partner network to satisfy the growing needs of the Egyptian, African, and regional markets.
Esri NA will focus on National Security, Utilities, Telecommunications, Oil & Gas, Transportation, Education, and other promising industries by leveraging its existing customer base and by enacting plans to grow.
ALKAN CIT has been the leading geospatial technology and service provider for Egypt, Sudan, South Sudan, Libya, and Chad markets for over 25 years through its subsidiaries Quality Standards for Information Technology (QSIT) and Alkan TecNEA (formerly Esri NEA) in partnership with Esri. ALKAN CIT and Esri have come to an agreement to transform their business relationship from ALKAN CIT being a distributor for Esri products to becoming an Esri Gold Partner. The goal of this international, cross-sector partnership is the establishment of a stronger and better alliance.
“The new agreement between Esri and Alkan CIT comes as a strategic step towards enriching the market and achieving a wider outreach with dedication to empowering the GIS community to the fullest,” said Mr. Khaled Nosseir, Chairman of Alkan Group. “Alkan CIT subsidiaries, QSIT and Alkan TecNEA (formerly Esri NEA), have provided geospatial technology and services since 1994, are expanding and will continue focusing on their core strength: the provision of advanced and innovative integrated domain specific geospatial solutions and services across various market segments in Egypt and the international markets.”
“International business is growing at a fast pace,” said Sohail Elabd, Esri Director of International Business Development and MEA. “Esri is continuously supporting its global distributors and partners by operating with greater alignment which ensures consistency in capabilities and capacities, and execution. This new agreement will enhance performance, agility, and powerful market activation of the assigned territory.”
Esri and Alkan CIT will continue their long-standing strategic partnership in order to provide services and Geospatial solutions to the market; whereas the geospatial dimension is now an integral component of almost all strategic projects within the digital transformation era.
About Esri NA
Esri North Africa is the sole distributor of Esri, the world’s leading geospatial technology provider. Esri North Africa is focused on bringing latest GIS technology to those markets, raising geospatial awareness, supporting customers in building effective geospatial strategies, providing certified training on Esri products and establishing a strong Esri partner network to serve the growing market needs within the digital transformation era; whereas the geospatial dimension is now an integral component of almost all strategic projects in all businesses disciplines, educational institutes, industrial sectors, governmental organizations and NGOs. Esri NA provides geospatial services that empower people to unlock data’s full potential and make informed and timely decisions by leveraging the power of location intelligence and spatial analytics – The Science of Where.
Esri, the global market leader in geographic information system (GIS) software, location intelligence, and mapping, helps customers unlock the full potential of data to improve operational and business results. Founded in 1969 in Redlands, California, USA, Esri software is deployed in more than 350,000 organizations globally and in over 200,000 institutions in the Americas, Asia and the Pacific, Europe, Africa, and the Middle East, including Fortune 500 companies, government agencies, nonprofits, and universities. Esri has regional offices, international distributors, and partners providing local support in over 100 countries on six continents. With its pioneering commitment to geospatial information technology, Esri engineers the most innovative solutions for digital transformation, the Internet of Things (IoT), and advanced analytics. Visit us at esri.com.
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