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Theodore Reunert and Otto Lenz establish Reunert & Lenz. The agency business quickly becomes South Africa's leading specialists in the new fields of electric lighting and power transmission, importing and installing engineering equipment.


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Acquired an end-user computing specialist to enhance the Solutions and Systems Integration Cluster’s digital integration services. In April 2023, Reunert acquired cybersecurity and a managed services company, MMC to bolster +OneX’s offering. Reunert acquired a 74,2% shareholding in IQbusiness in July 2023 to expand its range of complementary offerings with a significant increase in both the enterprise and SME space.

Acquired Apollo Africa which offers wheeled renewable energy solutions and electronics equipment company Etion Create.

Reunert and A.P. Møller Capital announced a joint venture, Lumika Renewables to design, build, finance and own renewable energy solutions for commercial and industrial customers in selected African markets.

Reunert launches Solutions and Systems Integration Cluster

Disposes of PanSolutions

Increases stake in TerraFirma Solutions to 90%

Acquires 51% stake in Blue Nova

Acquires and absorbs OculusIP into Skywire

Reunert expands its broadband connectivity by acquiring Skywire

Reunert acquires a 51% stake in Terra Firma Solutions and 75% of Ryonic Robotics

Radars used to protect rhinos in the Kruger Park

Reunert acquires a 75% stake in Metal Fabricators of Zambia (Zamefa) and 100% of Omnigo

Reunert’s 100th Annual General Meeting.

Nashua Mobile sells its mobile subscriber bases to MTN, Vodacom and Autopage. The final transfer of the underlying bases took place in November 2014.

Reunert History - 2014
Reunert History - 2014
Reunert acquires SAAB Grintek’s HF tactical radio business.

The 40% stake in Nokia Siemens Networks is sold.

ECN Telecommunications is acquired to counteract the changing telecommunications landscape.

Reunert exits Panasonic consumer business but acquires 100% of Siemens Enterprise Communications.
Nashua begins to buy controlling stakes in strategic franchises.
Reunert and Altron merge their telecom cables businesses.
Peotona BEE deal is announced.
Reunert buys Australian company Heinemann Electric and incorporates it into CBI. Reunert acquires Pirelli NV’s 50% stake in African Cables Holdings.
Reunert buys shareholdings in Nedtel Cellular and changes the name to Nashua Mobile.
Restructuring continues and Reunert sells its interest in GEC SA and its direct interest in Temsa. Reumech and the 50% stake in Alstom are sold.
Reunert History - 1999

Major restructuring transforms Reunert into a focused, competitive organisation. Non-core operations and unprofitable businesses are sold.

Nashua starts offering cellular services to its corporate customers.

Reunert History - 1997

Telecommunications division restructures. Reunert transfers its interest in payphones to Temsa and its interests in PABX to Siemens Telecommunications.

Nashua becomes a mobile services provider.

The group diversifies too fast into a variety of non-core operations, negatively affecting profitability.
Reunert History - 1994

Reunert unbundles from Barlows.

Reunert acquires controlling interest in Panasonic, Nashua and Airomatic.

Reunert History - 1993
Reunert History - 1993

African Cables acquires the entire issued capital of Siemens Cables.

Reunert increases its holding in African Cables to 40%.

Reunert History - 1997
Reunert and Siemens jointly acquire 67% of African Cables.

Barlow Rand restructures and Reutech, together with GEC companies and CBI, forms the Reunert Ltd Group within the Barlow Industries stable.

Reunert acquires defence manufacturer Sandock Austral.

Reunert History - 1990

Reunert Computers is sold. Circuit Breaker Industries (CBI) becomes a wholly-owned business.

Reunert acquires 50% in Temsa (Telephone Manufacturers of SA).

Barlow Rand becomes the majority shareholder and “Lenz” is dropped from the company name.

Reunert enters the computer business and Nashua is acquired by the Barlows Group.

The company grows its footprint to over 20 industrial centres. More than 2 500 main line locomotives are supplied to the South African Railways.
The company lists on the JSE.
During World War II imported goods are scarce and Reunert & Lenz turns to engineering, manufacturing and distribution of local products.
Reunert & Lenz survives the Great Depressions thanks to its sole agency for Babcock and Wilcox Limited boilers – while all other business is halted, power stations continue to need equipment and spares.
Reunert History - 1929
Reunert History - 1929
Reunert & Lenz makes a name for itself by constructing a replacement steam-generated power plant for Johannesburg in a miraculous six weeks.
Reunert History - 1888

Theodore Reunert steps ashore in Cape Town.

Reunert History - 1988