Chevron partners Zinox computers in new deal

Zinox Technologies has confirmed a new deal with Chevron Nigeria to commence a massive roll-out of thousands of high-end personal computers (PCs), desktop units, monitors and other accessories with which the oil company will equip its offices and other establishments in the country.
Chevron is the third-largest oil producer and one of the biggest investors in Nigeria where it operates under a joint-venture arrangement with the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) for the onshore and offshore assets in the Niger Delta region.
Hi-Tech gathered that Zinox has already commenced the delivery and installation of the first batch of the orders.
An official of the oil company, who preferred not to be mentioned, confirmed that “certainly, we are doing business with local Nigerian companies such as Zinox Technologies, among others.
We have ordered thousands of high-end servers and laptops from Zinox.  We encourage other Nigerian entrepreneurs and companies to take this as a sign of confidence.  A lot of multinationals are ready to patronize made-in-Nigeria products, provided they meet international standards.
“With respect to the on-going roll-out of PCs and other computer accessories, it is worth emphasizing that this is not the first time we are doing business with Zinox, which has been a trusted business partner for many years. We have not been disappointed by the level of products and services received from Zinox over the years.”
Head of Corporate Communications at Zinox, Mr. Gideon Ayogu who confirmed the development said: “Yes, we have commenced the delivery and deployment of the Chevron orders through one of our partners. Apart from the major infrastructure and the roll-out of high-end computers, servers and other accessories to Chevron Nigeria who remain one of our most regular customers, we have also enjoyed consistent patronage from other multinationals such as Total and Shell as well as a few government agencies and parastatals.
“As a global company, we move with the forces of demand. Companies like Chevron, Shell, Total have been patronizing Zinox for over 14 years and this is based purely on service quality as we all know the high standards these companies aspire to. 
These local commitments have also gone a long way to helping the Management refrain from staff retrenchment or sack in this period of recession, even when the company is facing tough foreign exchange challenges to meet up with orders.”