South Africa: France's Crosscall Utilises Macron First SA Visit

Johannesburg — FRENCH mobile device manufacturer, Crosscall, is making the most of an opportunity to discuss business opportunities in South Africa.

This follows its selection as part of the high-level business delegation accompanying French President, Emmanual Macron, on his first visit to the Southern African country as head of state this week.

David Eberlé, Crosscall Vice-President, said the trip would enable them explore the establishment of long-term business relationships and share best practice learning.

Julien Fouriot, Director for Africa at Crosscall, said the company was already corroborating with a number of local industries in South Africa.

"Not only have our products been developed to withstand harsh environments but we are committed to providing a premium after-sales service to our customers," Fouriot said.

"Our products are ideal for a number of different industries including safety and security, the public sector, mining, agriculture and manufacturing," he explained.

In addition to South Africa, Crosscall already has a presence in Benin, Ivory Coast, Senegal and Tunisia.

"Africa is a major focus area for Crosscall and we see significant opportunities for our mobile devices both in South Africa and Africa, particularly given the robust nature of our products," Fouriot said.

The executive said the company was looking forward to exploring the opportunities that arise from Macron's visit.

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