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Illovo Sugar

Illovo Sugar
Industry: Manufacturing
Country: South Africa
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Illovo Sugar is Africa’s leading sugar producer and a significant manufacturer of downstream products, with extensive agricultural and manufacturing operations in Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania and Zambia. Illovo Sugar upgraded to a converged network solution to increase reliability, bringing improved productivity and efficiency by optimizing time for employees.


  • Illovo Sugar’s switches were over six years old, which was preventing the company from installing the required latest technology
  • The company wanted to improve the reliability and efficiency of all communications to their servers, so required a converged network solution




  • Illovo Sugar now has a converged network, which provides a more efficient and dependable platform
  • In addition, increasing the stability of the network has allowed Illovo Sugar to successfully facilitate the new applications running across their infrastructure
  • A cost effective Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise solution
  • Having a more reliable and efficient network allows Illovo Sugar’s employees to focus on their core business tasks, which optimizes their performance

"Our partnership with the Bytes team goes back 17 years, and theirs with Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise almost as long. This, combined with the value offering and keen ROI made Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise an attractive choice when refreshing our network."

— Dave Schaller, Chief Information Officer