SQS aims for local growth
According to Trevor Luyt, MD of SQS SA, the company has experienced approximately 25% growth in 2011 and has plans to see that kind of growth continue.
The company says local expansion is on the cards especially in industries that want to change their IT programmes.
“Traditionally, large financial and national and international companies engage with SQS for independent quality assurance but with IT knowing no boundaries, the need for independent quality solutions is set to continue to grow as companies seek to use IT – and the new waves within IT as a differentiator,” he says.
Luyt notes that his company also intends beefing their portfolio by adapting its offerings to align with IT trends.
“It is only natural therefore, that we will continue to adapt and strengthen our portfolio accordingly, leveraging the innovation and strength we have in being part of a global company, to provide offerings in areas like mobile device testing, testing in the Cloud, Managed Testing Services etc,” he says.
The company has recently been named IT Leading Employer in SA by TalentAlign IT in conjunction with the Computer Society of South Africa (CSSA), for the second time in three years in recognition of its strong staff engagement principles and effective employee management.
SQS SA’s sales director, Kim Johnston said 2011 has been a good year for the company.
“We’ve had a phenomenal year with highlights including our work to support the end-to-end testing of the UK’s largest Smart Metering adoption drive in our offshore Test Centre. Investment in our teams underpins our strong financial performance and has led to a greater opportunity to work on international projects as an outsourced quality assurance provider.”
The company says its success also lies with the hard work of the staff and says rigorous training offered to staff sets them apart from other companies.
“It links up our local staff with staff from other parts of the group and instils international quality standards from day one. It introduces consultants to the building blocks of their career and provides a diverse set of learning, from the theoretical to practical. The amount of training covered and the intensity of the course, combined with the graduation that follows which yields individuals of high calibre and high potential, sets us apart,” explains Luyt.
The company says it wants to position itself as the preferred partner for quality solutions to local clients. This he says will ensure the company grows its market share in South Africa.
“We are aiming simply to be in a position where we are the clients’ first choice as their independent partner for Smart Quality Solutions. It is SQS’ stated vision to be the global market leader and that is true for our position in South Africa too,” concludes Luyt.