With 11 mergers in the past seven years, Britec Computer Systems continues its expansion to Victoria, while Wannawafel tries its hand at the franchise game.
Britec Computer Systems Ltd. has been in “growth mode” for several years, and now Victoria stands to benefit from its aggressive strategy.
After merging last year with Kelowna’s Browen I.T. Solutions Inc., Britec has opened an office at 1175 Cook Street, just north of Fort, and could employ up to 11 staff. Four began setting up the office in May and at least four more hires are expected this year, says president Roger Katarey, who spoke with Douglas on a conference call from Calgary.
Britec is a privately held provider of not only computer hardware and systems, but also enterprise resource planning (ERP) software for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) from the likes of Sage and Microsoft. ERP software helps manage and integrate internal and external information in areas such as financials, human resources, corporate services, sales, and operations/manufacturing.
Founded more than 20 years ago by Katarey, Britec has steadily expanded from its original base in Edmonton to Vancouver, Red Deer, Calgary, Toronto, Kelowna, and now Victoria. In March, it merged with London, Ont.-based MBCSolutions — its 11th and latest acquisition since its founding.