EPSCO appoints Africa sales representative

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EPSCO Group has announced the establishment of its own sales representation in the Africa Region.

The Cyprus-headquartered Group  was set up initially to offer  lifesaving and safety services but has since diversified its portfolio that encompasses a highly specialised cyber security company EPSCO-Ra.

“EPSCO’s Board agreed that tapping into this continent allowed us the opportunity of close cooperation and 24/7/365 support to the maritime community within this region,” said EPSCO Group Chairman Andreas Ioannou.

John Gentz has been appointed Business Development Manager out of Cape Town for EPSCO Africa Region, targeting new business where the Group previously did not have physical presence. Mr Gentz previously worked for DavitNorway and Novamarine and brings with him a solid maritime background.

“We are confident that this calculated move will bear fruit through sheer hard work, dedication and the determination of all involved to encourage engagement and awareness of our offerings and focusing on bringing the region fully up to speed with EPSCO’s suite of products and services casing South, East and West Africa,” said Mr Ioannou.

“South Africa’s maritime community continues to flourish, and one must remember it is a country being a cargo-owning nation that generates approximately more than 80 percent of export cargo. The sector in terms of all stakeholders is facilitating growth, including ownership, to support socio-economic development whilst contributing to international sea trade by occupying a geostrategic location on major sea-trading routes connecting to Asia markets and those of the Americas.

EPSCO Group began some 25 years ago began with one small office in Limassol, Cyprus and has tactically grown and sustainably developed over the years, and  now has its own offices in the Cyprus, Germany, Singapore, and Africa.