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Fujitsu ANZ chief executive Rod Vawdrey has clearly stated the company's intention to make further inroads into the local market.

Global HQ: Tokyo, Japan Website: www.fujitsu.com.au

Global leader: Kuniaki Nozoe, president

Local leader: Stuart Stitt, managing director, New Zealand

Core activity: Service provider of business, IT and communications solutions,

including managed services and strategic consulting

Revenue: US$47.9 billion (2008-09 ended June 30)

Key customers: Transpower, Department of Conservation, Ministry of Economic

Development, Weta Digital, ASB Bank Qantas

Employees: 165,600

Fujitsu ANZ chief executive Rod Vawdrey has clearly stated the company’s intention to make further inroads into the local market. The IT giant made a few key acquisitions in this part of the world this year. The company

acquired Telstra’s Kaz computer services business and closed a $48 million deal to buy out Supply Chain Consulting for its SAP software services arm.

Fujitsu also opened an Auckland Services Centre to manage its five-year contract to provide all end user computing services to Qantas.

On a global scale, Fujitsu has set the bar high, teaming up with Taiwan Semiconductor to produce 28-nanometer chips. Moreover, it is aiming to deliver a 10-petaflop supercomputer by early 2011, a computer almost 10 times

more powerful than today’s fastest system.

Fujitsu expects its chip business to hit the ¥10 billion mark in terms of profit next financial year, as the company cuts costs and outsources production. Rachael Bolton

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