CHRISTCHURCH, Sept 30 – Canterbury owned and operated Stratos Technology Partners Ltd (Stratos) and Alchemy Group Ltd (Alchemy) are set to merge on October 1, 2021.
The merger of Stratos and Alchemy will substantially increase their ability to deliver high quality software development, SharePoint, and Microsoft 365 based solutions to clients across New Zealand and Australia.
Both companies have been developing software for clients in New Zealand, exporting services to Australia and contributing to the vibrant Canterbury tech community for more than a decade.
“The advantage we have against our overseas owned competitors is that we understand the local economy. We are a team that has launched and scaled multiple Kiwi businesses, and this context is essential to provide solutions that are relevant to the New Zealand market.” says Phil Johnson, Managing Director of the outgoing entity, Alchemy.
A global talent shortage and a high demand for digital solutions, makes it difficult for businesses to resource technology projects. Stratos bridges the resourcing and capability gap by providing experienced development teams and technology consultants, on-demand. A bigger team ensures that they can meet current and future client needs.
“Both companies believe in giving our clients a direct line to the ‘builders’. It’s one of our core values, and it’s one of the strategic pillars that truly sets us apart from our competition.” Says David Carter, Director of Stratos and former Chair of Canterbury Tech.
“Our vision is to build highly capable, expert teams that work in partnership with our clients. We welcome our new team mates from Alchemy and look forward to working together.” Says Steve Knutson, Director of Stratos.
The combined team of 35 software engineers and technology consultants will operate under the Stratos Technology Partners name. Phil Johnson will join David Carter and Steve Knutson as a Stratos Director and shareholder. Howard Nicholls, Dean Ashby, and Dave Eaves become Stratos shareholders.
Alchemy Group Ltd has been in business for 25 years, with a team of technical software engineers focusing on developing B2B systems across a range of industries.
Stratos Technology Partners Ltd has been part of the Canterbury technology scene for over a decade providing bespoke software development services, SharePoint consulting, and Microsoft 365 Modern Workplace solutions.