The Reunert group manages a portfolio of businesses in the fields of electrical engineering, information and communication technologies and applied electronics.

Group Overview

As at 30 September 2016

Key facts

  • Established in 1888
  • Listed on the JSE on 1 January 1948
  • Corporate headquarters in Woodmead, Sandton, South Africa
  • International operations in Australia, Lesotho, Sweden, USA, Zambia and Zimbabwe
  • Financial year-end 30 September
  • Revenue: FY2016 R8.5 billion
  • Operating profit from continuing operations: FY2016 R1,3 billion
  • Number of employees on 30 September 2016 6 492
Chairman

TS Munday (independent non-executive)

Chief Executive

AE Dickson

Chief financial officer

NA Thomson

Profile

Reunert manages a portfolio of businesses in the fields of Electrical Engineering, Information Communication Technologies (ICT) and Applied Electronics.

The group was established in 1888 by Theodore Reunert and Otto Lenz, and has contributed to the South African economy in numerous ways over the past 128 years.

The group was listed on the JSE in 1948, and is included in the industrial goods and services (electronic and electrical equipment) sector of the JSE. The group primarily operates in South Africa with smaller operations in Australia, Lesotho, Sweden, the USA, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Group headquarters are located in Woodmead, Johannesburg, South Africa.




CBI - electric:
African Cables
CBI - electric: African cables

Designs and manufactures a comprehensive range of electrical energy cables and accessories up to 275 kV. The power installations division specialises in the installation and maintenance of medium and high-voltage cable systems up to 400 kV.

Products and services

Low-voltage PVC/XLPE insulated cable, medium-voltage XLPE and paper-insulated cable, low-cost reticulation cables including aerial bundled conductor and overhead split concentric cable, Aluminium Conductor Steel-Reinforced (ACSR) cable, high-voltage XLPE insulated cable and associated installation and maintenance services. Cable accessories for high, medium and low-voltage and telecommunications.

Distribution channels

Direct channel for the utilities, mining and industrial sectors. Also follows an indirect channel through solution integrators, engineering and procurement contractors (EPC), distributors and wholesalers.

Market sectors

Mining, utilities, commercial, electrical contractors and industrial.

Intellectual property

Zerotox (Cable insulation compound that does not emit noxious gases in case of an underground fire). CBiD (cable theft prevention system).

Nashua
Nashua

Nashua offers managed office and document solutions to business customers.

Products and services

Multi-functional printer (MFP) devices, managed print software and solutions, production printing devices, document management solutions and telephony solutions (in conjunction with ECN). Nashua also provides other office products and services through the franchises. A suite of office automation products is sourced from international suppliers, including Ricoh and Hewlett-Packard.

Distribution channels

Nashua Holdings, Nashua Kopano and independent franchises and selected dealers.

Market sectors

Corporate, government, SOEs and small and medium enterprises (SMEs).

Intellectual property

Trademark and naming rights for Nashua in the southern African region.

Reutech Radar Systems
Reutech radar systems

Develops and manufactures search and tracking radar systems and subsystems for local and export markets. Technology includes radar sensor systems used globally at mining operations.

Products and services

Movement and surveying radar (MSR), 904/906 family of surveillance radars, FMCW1 Optronics Radar Tracker (FORT) and RSR210 naval air/sea surveillance radar.

Distribution channels

Reutech Radar Systems’ sales team, partnerships in the defence market and consultants and distributors in the mining environment.

Market sectors

Defence, mining and renewable energy.

Intellectual property

Floodlight radar system for detecting and locating moving targets in 3D.
StealthRad
A global provisional patent on the Sub-Surface Profiler (SSP).
The non-level deployment functionality of the MSR was patented in selected countries.

CBI - electric:
Low Voltage
CBI - electric: Low Voltage

Supplier of low-voltage electrical distribution, protection and control equipment and customer-specific solutions.

Products and services

Circuit breakers, earth leakage devices, surge protection devices, switchgear, electricity meters, automation and control devices, motor control devices, wiring accessories and monitoring devices.

Distribution channels

Channel partners (i.e. electrical distributors), system integrators and OEMs.

Market sectors

Residential, commercial, mining, utilities, industrial, equipment manufacturers and retail.

Intellectual property

Owns the intellectual property rights to all products manufactured by the company.

ECN
ECN

ECN is a market leader in next generation networks offering a wide range of voice, data and hosted services.

Products and services

Broad set of cost-effective and innovative voice products and services delivered over fixed-line and wireless access circuits. Cloud-based virtual private branch exchange (PBX) offering, hosted call recording, geographic number portability and business internet access products.

Distribution channels

An indirect channel to market consisting of dealers, service providers and wholesalers.

Market sectors

Corporate and SMEs, mainly in South Africa.

Intellectual property

All the systems used to route data, switch calls, monitor the network, and configure and bill customers have been developed in-house.

Reutech
Communications
Reutech communications

Specialises in secure communication systems for tactical airborne, land and naval-based platforms as well as secure network-centric solutions for command and control, blue force tracking, forward observation link, messaging services and high-end protection for all networked information systems. Specialised production facilities include sub-assembly integration and testing, and sophisticated unit assembly, test and qualification capabilities.

Products and services

Tactical, mobile and static secure radio communication systems, data tracking and information management solutions, autonomous highly secure cryptographic network solutions and specialised volume product assembling and testing.

Distribution channels

Strategic partnerships with local and international ministries of defence and parastatals for technology and product development, products and customised system solutions. Partnerships with local and international OEMs and system houses for product and system solutions, and with international in-country resellers and support centres with a proven track record and product support capability.

Market sectors

Ministries of defence (South Africa and other countries) and local and international OEMs.

Intellectual property

Own intellectual property developed through internal funding, as well as shared and customer funding. Owns various local and international brands.

CBI - electric:
Telecom Cables (50%)
Joint venture with a company in the Altron group.
CBI - electric: Telecom Cables (50%) Joint venture with a company in the Altron group.

Designs, manufactures and supplies copper and optical fibre telecommunications cables and cable ducts for the telecommunications, industrial and structured data cabling markets.

Products and services

Copper and optical fibre cables and cable ducts.

Distribution channels

Direct channel to major telecom operators including state-owned enterprises (SOEs) and the industrial market. Indirect distribution through distributors to municipalities, and through integrators and EPC companies.

Market sectors

Fixed and mobile network operators, petrochemical, transport, power, industrial and mining industries.

Intellectual property

Infraduct (cable ducts).
Lambda (structured data cable).

Nashua
Communications
Nashua Communications

Provides converged ICT solutions and services and carrier grade products including software, network components and end-user devices, consulting, systems planning and integration.

Products

Offers unified communication technologies using Unify (previously Siemens).

Market sectors

Medium and large corporate customers.

Reutech Solutions
Reutech solutions

Reutech Solutions focuses on supplying turnkey solutions for logistics engineering and switching networks. It is a value-add and channel partner for Alcatel-Lucent, Loop Telecoms and Huawei.

Products and services

Rogue remote controlled stabilised platform.

Intellectual property

Registered patents and designs for Dome Light Blue/Green LED Single and Double Lights and the mine scraper winch control system.

Distribution channels

Reutech Solutions’ sales team and dual distribution channels.

Market sectors

South African National Defence Force (SANDF), South African Police Service (SAPS), SOEs, export market (shipyards and vehicle OEMs).

Intellectual property

RRegistered patents and designs for dome light, blue/green LED single and double lights and the mine scraper winch control system.

CBI - electric: Zamefa
CBI - electric: Zamefa

Designs and manufactures a comprehensive range of low-voltage electrical energy cables, and insulated wires up to 240 mm2. Also designs and manufactures overhead aluminium conductors and solid sector aluminium low-voltage energy cables, and manufactures 99,9% copper casted rod.

Products and services

Low-voltage PVC/XLPE insulated cable, low-voltage PVC insulated general wires and ACSR and 99,9% copper casted rod up to 20 mm2.

Distribution channels

Direct channel for the utilities, mining and industrial sectors and cable manufacturers. Also follows an indirect channel through solution integrators, EPC, distributors and wholesalers.

Market sectors

Central and East African market sectors: Mining, utilities, agricultural, cable manufacturers, electrical contractors and industrial.

Intellectual property

99,9% oxygen free upcasted copper rod.

Quince
Capital
Quince Capital

Trading as Quince Capital and Nashua Finance, Quince provides asset-based financial solutions to Reunert-associated office automation channels.

Products and services

Asset-based financial solutions.

Distribution channels

Reunert’s ICT segment companies.

Market sectors

Corporate, SMEs, SOEs, government and non-profit organisations.

Intellectual property

FinSight credit vetting system
Quince Capital®

Fuchs
Electronincs
Fuchs electronincs

Provides advanced electronic fuze technology. Capabilities include electronic and precision mechanical design and the high-volume production of electro-mechanical assemblies.

Products and services

Electronic fuzes.

Distribution channels

Partnerships with agents that deal with international defence OEMs, defence ministries and other organisations.

Market sectors

Majority of products are exported to OEMs and defence ministries.

Intellectual property

Owns the intellectual property on all Fuchs Electronics products.

Pansolutions
Pansolutions

Imports, markets and distributes a portfolio of business and specialised products and solutions under the brands of Kyocera and Panasonic.

Products and services

Distributor of Kyocera multi-function printing devices and software solutions, as well as Panasonic range of Broadcast, Toughbook, projectors and display products.

Distribution channels

Kyocera products are distributed through a channel of Pansolutions authorised dealers, with Panasonic products distributed through selected specialist independent dealers and integrators.

Market sectors

Small and Medium Enterprises, Broadcast and Tertiary sectors, as well as corporate customers.

Intellectual property

Trademark for Pansolutions®

Omnigo
Omnigo

Omnigo is an electronic component manufacturer with a specialised production facility for the population and assembly of printed circuit boards (PCBs) and higher level electro-mechanical assemblies. Omnigo makes customer designs a reality by delivering a quality working product, which allows its customers to focus on their core business.

Products and services

Surface mount device population of PCBs, conventional manufacturing (through hole manufacturing), sub and final assembly, testing, screening and industrialisation.

Distribution channels

The Omnigo sales team and long-term relationships with local and international defence companies.

Market sectors

Omnigo can service any industry that has an electronic manufacturing need, with a specific focus on the defence market. Its major customers include local and international defence companies.

Ryonic Robotics
Ryonic Robotics

Ryonic Robotics develops robotic systems for various industries. These include RMIS crawler system, UAV drones and other bespoke robotic solutions. All hardware and software solutions are developed and designed in-house by a team of professional engineers.

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Terra Firma Solutions
Terra Firma Solutions

Terra Firma Solutions (TFS) is a turnkey energy engineering solutions and specialist training provider.

Products and services

Turnkey energy engineering solutions, Solar Photovoltaic (PV) EPC solutions, Energy & water monitoring and management software, Carbon management and environmental policy and strategy development, Specialised green career training (Terra Firma Academy).

Distribution channels

Direct marketing

Market sectors

Commercial property, industrial and manufacturing and residential sectors with a need to address any energy, water, carbon and sustainability needs.

Intellectual property

COPPER and AQUA Energy and Water Monitoring and Management Software solutions through its Terra Firma Software division.
Terra Firma Solutions has also developed and owns all of the content and material offered as training in the Terra Firma Academy.