Fujitsu Australia makes its first acquisition in over a decade by snapping data analytics specialist management consultancy Versor. The acquisition talks about the company’s global strategy to address the growing demand for advanced data science consulting services with strategic investments.

With its headquarters in Melbourne, Versor provides advanced analytics, data engineering, and data science services powered by machine learning and artificial intelligence. These being the core of digital transformation consulting services. The vendor partners are Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft, and Databricks.

Versor’s clientele is spread all across the public sector, retail, health, mining, financial services, and entertainment industries. It has completed 90 industry certifications since its foundation.

The deal says that Versor will operate as a Fujitsu company under the continued leadership of managing director Dougall McBurnie. From his perspective, both the companies align well in terms of organizational integrity and culture, meaning that acquisition makes sense culturally and in strategic ways.

“We are bringing new capability and Versor will retain its identity as a new division of Fujitsu,” McBurnie said. “The acquisition provides career opportunities for Versor’s people and growth opportunities for the Versor business.

“We look forward to bringing to Fujitsu our highly skilled team of data and analytics consultants who will support new levels of innovation for Fujitsu customers and strategic alliance stakeholders,” he added.

It is anticipated that data engineering, data science, and advanced analytics of Versor will go well with Fujitsu’s industry-led solutions for customers. The strategic alliances with AWS and Microsoft already exist.

“By acquiring Versor, Fujitsu Australia brings additional specialist data capabilities to customers and strategic alliances,” Graeme Beardsell, Fujitsu Australia CEO, said. “Versor’s experienced team of data scientists and data engineers will strongly compliment Fujitsu’s existing teams.”

“Fujitsu considers this a strategic acquisition considering the growing demand for advanced data consulting expertise, which is now crucial for many organisations. The Versor acquisition positions Fujitsu as a leader in the advanced data consulting industry.”

“Fujitsu specifically chose Versor because of the company’s alignment with Fujitsu’s products, services and corporate culture. Fujitsu is proud to be investing further in Australia and providing new career development opportunities for Versor employees,” he added.

Moreover, there are plans to shift all Versor’s employees to Fujitsu in just a couple of months.