Jasco and TaKaDu Announce Partnership

Companies will work together to serve South Africa

2 February 2015

Johannesburg, South Africa and Yehud, Israel. 2 Feb 2015 – TaKaDu, a global leader in Integrated Water Network Management, announced today that it has formed a partnership with the Jasco Group (“Jasco”), an integrator that provides services to the IT, telecommunications, energy, and now, the water sector in Africa. The companies will work together to bring TaKaDu’s solution to the Southern African market.

TaKaDu empowers utilities to use their data to improve overall water network efficiency, making use of big data analysis techniques for day-to-day as well as strategic long-term decision making. Provided as a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), TaKaDu brings the benefits of cloud-computing to the water sector. With TaKaDu, Jasco will leverage on its vast background in providing and implementing IT solutions to make this solution accessible to the South African market.

A leader in integrated solutions with extensive experience in software, SaaS, cloud-computing, and data centre management, Jasco is uniquely positioned to enter the water sector in South Africa. “Bringing cutting edge technologies to our customers is a priority for us and we look forward to introducing TaKaDu’s leading integrated solution to the water sector in South and Southern Africa as a whole,” said Pete da Silva, CEO of Jasco. “The African water utility market is evolving quickly, and we want to be the first ones to bring top-notch innovation that will help utilities save water, energy, time, and money” he added.

“Africa is a brand new territory for TaKaDu and I believe that Jasco is the ideal partner for this region because they understand the importance of network monitoring and management as part of reaching overall network efficiency goals,” notes Amir Peleg, Founder and CEO of TaKaDu. “They already support entities across different industries to focus on energy management, dashboard development, and network monitoring for the smart grid. For this reason, we are pleased that they will be TaKaDu’s local representative for driving smart water network business in the region.”

This partnership combines TaKaDu’s leading integrated solution with Jasco’s deep knowledge of the Southern African market, enabling clients to further expand water saving initiatives and asset management strategies among other operating efficiencies.

About the Jasco Group

Jasco delivers end-to-end best-of-breed solutions across the entire ICT value chain. Our services include solution design, business consulting, project management and logistics to manage the supply, installation and commissioning of solutions; and professional services to provide integration and customisation of solutions; managed services, support and maintenance.

Jasco’s operating divisions, namely Intelligent Technologies, Enterprise, Carriers and Electrical Manufacturers deliver a range of solutions and services. Intelligent Technologies delivers broadcast, power, data centres and Property Technology Management (PTM) solutions as well as Energy Optimisation and Co-location services, a carrier-neutral co-location telecommunications hub where the network infrastructure serves multiple service providers. The Carrier business provides solutions and components for access and transmission networks as well as hi-sites. The Enterprise business delivers contact centre solutions, Unified Communications, Cloud Solutions and security and fire solutions. Electrical Manufacturers delivers contract manufacturing of white goods. 

The Jasco Group has a national footprint with offices in Gauteng, Western Cape, Free State, Eastern Cape and Kwa-Zulu Natal. Other than South Africa, the organisation trade in many sub-Saharan African countries, with a special focus on the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region.

For more information visit us at Jasco at www.jasco.co.za

About TaKaDu

TaKaDu is a leader in Integrated Water Network Management, empowering utilities to efficiently manage their networks by optimizing tactical and strategic decisions. TaKaDu’s patented technology utilizes raw data from multiple sources, analyzing it to produce and prioritize network insights, which enable data-driven decision-making across utility functions and departments. The solution transforms the way water networks operate, ultimately helping utilities reduce water loss, shorten repair cycles, and improve customer service.

TaKaDu’s cloud-based solution is operational in water utilities worldwide. Its innovative approach has earned notable commendations including the 2011 World Economic Forum Technology Pioneer Award and the 2013 Sustainia Award. TaKaDu is a founding member of SWAN, the Smart Water Networks Forum.