Hewlett-Packard eyes Africa for customer support

MARRAKESH, Morocco (Reuters) – Computer group Hewlett-Packard is looking to Africa as a potential platform for technical support for its customers elsewhere in the world, said its managing director Rainer Koch. « We see Africa as a potential base for providing all sort of services and technical support for customers outside of Africa, » he told Reuters […]

MARRAKESH, Morocco (Reuters) – Computer group Hewlett-Packard is looking to Africa as a potential platform for technical support for its customers elsewhere in the world, said its managing director Rainer Koch.

« We see Africa as a potential base for providing all sort of services and technical support for customers outside of Africa, » he told Reuters on the sidelines of conference in the Moroccan city of Marrakesh on development of African cities.

« We plan to invest more in the future on the continent on that perspective, » Koch added.

He said by end of next year at least 1,000 people will be working for HP in North Africa to support customers abroad. (Reporting by Diabie Ba; Editing by David Holmes)