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Frost & Sullivan has awarded nine companies for their top performances

Frost and Sullivan awarded nine SA companies at the Best Practice Awards held in Cape Town recently

These prestigious awards, based on the rigorous TEAM Research™ methodology of growth consulting firm Frost & Sullivan, highlight the achievements of African companies delivering excellence and best practices in their respective industries.

Awardees were lauded for exceptional growth and market strategies, product development abilities, competitive advancement skills, technology innovation, entrepreneurship, as well as dedicated customer focus. 

Speaking at the evening’s proceedings, Hendrik Malan, operations director for Africa at Frost & Sullivan, explained: “Our long-established awards programme recognises companies demonstrating a unique approach to doing business in their markets. Frost & Sullivan celebrates these ideas and strategies driving corporate growth.”

Birgitta Cederstrom, head of Best Practices & Growth Innovation Leadership for Africa, remarked that, “The companies receiving awards have shown innovation, competitiveness and leadership in meeting the particular demands of doing business in the current economic climate. The products and services that we recognise should be applauded as examples of how to effectively optimise strategies, performance and processes in Africa.”

The nine awardees were drawn from diverse sectors including information and communication technology (ICT), healthcare, energy and power supplies, industrial automation and process control, as well as chemicals, materials and foods.

The ICT sector was strongly represented with Neotel, Business Connexion, Vodacom South Africa and 1Stream among the awardees.

The following companies were acknowledged by Frost & Sullivan:

Business Connexion – 2012 South African Managed Services Customer Value Enhancement Award

Neotel – 2012 South African ICT Competitive Strategy Leadership Award

Vodacom South Africa – 2012 South African Network Management Services Vertical Market Penetration Leadership Award

1Stream – 2012 South African Hosted Contact Centre Entrepreneurial Company of the Year Award

Ziehm Imaging – 2012 African Mobile Surgical C-Arm Market Penetration Leadership Award

KS Energy Ltd – 2012 African Power Generation Competitive Strategy Leadership Award

Diesel Electric Services (Pty) Ltd – 2012 African Genset Competitive Strategy Leadership Award

Peninsula Drums – 2012 South African Industrial Packaging Product Differentiation Excellence Award

Invensys Operations Management – 2012 South African Automation & Control Solutions (ACS) Growth Leadership Award

Frost & Sullivan Best Practices Awards acknowledge companies in a variety of regional and global markets for demonstrating outstanding achievement and superior performance in areas such as leadership, technological innovation, customer service, and strategic product development. Industry analysts compare market participants and measure performance through in-depth interviews, analysis and extensive secondary research to identify best practices in the industry.

For more information about Frost & Sullivan’s Best Practice Awards, contact Birgitta Cederstrom, head of Best Practices: Growth Innovation and Leadership Africa, at +27 21 680 3263 or email:

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