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Nashua Communications achieves Cisco Gold
Monday, 19 November 2012


Nashua Communications announced today it has achieved Gold Certification from Cisco®.  To earn the Gold Certification, Nashua Communications had to meet rigorous standards for networking competency, service, support and customer satisfaction set forth by Cisco. 

 As one of a handful of companies in South Africa to achieve this competency level, it spells great opportunities for the company in the future. Managing director of Nashua Communications, Andy Openshaw, says our commitment to Cisco is evident in the fact that we completed the transition from Premier to Gold Partner in just over four months. “Since acquiring KSS Technologies, a valued Cisco partner and very successful and highly skilled player in the networking and converged technologies space, we have become a key provider of converged enterprise communication and network solutions.”

 As a Cisco Gold Partner, Nashua Communications has met the requirements for attaining the broadest range of expertise across multiple technologies and advanced Cisco specializations. “With specializations in Unified Communications, Routing and Switching, Security, and Wireless LAN, Nashua Communications has made an investment in developing its capability to deliver integrated and customized technology solutions that today’s customers demand” adds Openshaw.

 Head of Solution Engineering at Nashua Communications, Jannie Engelbrecht, says as a Gold Partner we have achieved the highest level of credibility in technological areas such as Advanced Borderless Networks Architecture, Advanced Data Center Architecture, and Advanced Collaboration Architecture.

 “Adding the Cisco Gold Partner status and Advanced Unified Collaboration to our existing world-class Siemens and Microsoft UC offerings, puts us in a unique position to provide customers with choice and deliver a full single-vendor convergence solution from core to edge,” adds Director of Solution Sales at Nashua Communications, Andre Maree.

 In addition, Nashua Communications has integrated Cisco Lifecycle Services into their offerings and is required to maintain high levels of customer satisfaction.  Cisco Gold Certification provides Nashua Communications access to comprehensive sales, technical, and lifecycle services training and support available from Cisco. “We are committed to providing the tools, training and programs that help drive partner growth, differentiation and profitability,” says Francois Coetzee, their Cisco Partner Account Manager.

 Nashua Communications’ Cisco Programme Manager, Chris Kok, says it was a great achievement and it wasn’t an easy road. “It’s hard to believe that we achieved Cisco Silver certification in July and Gold certification in November. You have to have a committed team and if you really want something bad enough, anything is possible. Now that Nashua Communications is Cisco Gold Certified, the sky is the limit.”


More about Nashua Communications (

Nashua Communications is a wholly owned subsidiary of Reunert Limited. Reunert is a leading South African company, listed on the JSE in the industrial goods and services (electronic and electrical equipment) sector. Reunert manages a number of businesses focused on electronics and electrical engineering and regularly ranks among the country’s top companies.

Nashua Communications is a leading provider of Converged Enterprise Communications and Network Solutions. We specialise in the design, implementation and support of converged communication, networking, security and data centre solutions that use open, standards-based architecture to unify all aspects of a businesses voice and data requirements.

Nashua Communications is a significant player in the ICT industry and the only Southern Africa company to be certified by three of the world’s top companies, namely Siemens Enterprise Communications*, Cisco and Microsoft. Our customers have access to a wide range of technologies, key skills and competencies, with the peace of mind that Nashua Communications has the backing of Reunert Limited.

With a proven track record in the enterprise, mid-market and upper-end SME markets, our company leads the market with its converged voice and data solutions which enables organisations to improve their productivity and reduce costs through our easy-to-deploy solutions that work within existing IT environments, systems to deliver operational efficiencies, with an approach that adds unique business value within the public and private sector.

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Company:        IT Public Relations

Contact:           Ivor van Rensburg

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Company:        Nashua Communications

Contact:           Sharon Duffy

Title:                Marketing and Communications Coordinator

Tel:                  (010) 001-3043