Comworth office re-location brings job losses

01 Dec 09

Two staff in the Comworth servicing department are set to those their jobs as the OKI distributor contracts out its servicing division due to an office relocation.
As of December 1, Comworth’s Wellington office will relocate from its current Lower Hutt location to the Wellington CBD.
However, there will be no room for the servicing department at the new location, with Comworth deciding instead to contract out all Wellington-based service work to Online Printer Repairs and XACTA Technical Services.
This will result in two Comworth service staff being made redundant.
While Comworth Marketing Manager Chris Thorley says there has been some talk of these staff joining Online Printer Repairs and XACTA Technical Services, at this point, no appointments have been made.
Comworth General Manager Mark Charlesworth says the relocation to the Plimmer Towers site “would better suit the needs of our customers in a professional and central location”.
The move was also partly motivated by being closer to sister company Agile, who share the building’s 30th floor.
Comworth will also be relocating its Auckland office in the near future.
Comworth has been at its current Auckland premises on Constellation Drive for the past decade after it moved from Takapuna. In February, Comworth’s Auckland offices will relocate to a newer purpose-built site in Mairangi Bay, also on Auckland’s North Shore.
Charlesworth says the reason behind this move was the company had outgrown its current offices.
“The new offices are not only larger, but just three years old and purpose built for our type of business, with modern display areas and showrooms.”
The new modern showrooms will enable its dealers to use the contemporary facility to give customers a better experience, he says.
There will be no job losses as a result of the Auckland relocation.

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