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

Group Overview


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, Mauritius, USA, Zambia and Zimbabwe
  • Financial year-end 30 September
  • Revenue: FY21 R9,6 billion
  • Operating profit, FY21 R1,0 billion
  • Number of employees on 30 September 2021: 5 691
Chair

MJ Husain (independent non-executive)

Chief executive officer

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 for more than 130 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, Mauritius, the USA, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Reunert's offices are located in Woodmead, Johannesburg, South Africa.

Group overview and business units (2MB)

Reunert business segments

Reunert has three operating segments: Electrical Engineering, ICT and Applied Electronics. The segments are defined by their core competencies, technology, products and services, markets and customer segmentation. Businesses are grouped into clusters if they are vertically integrated or if they operate in similar markets.


POWER CABLES

Power Cables designs and manufactures a comprehensive range of low, medium and high-voltage electrical conductors, cables and accessories up to 275 kilovolts (kV). The power installations division specialises in the turnkey installation, testing and maintenance of medium and high-voltage cable systems up to 400 kV.

It also designs and manufactures oxygen-free copper rod according to ASTM-49.

TELECOM CABLES

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

CIRCUIT BREAKERS

Circuit Breakers supply low-voltage electrical distribution, protection and control equipment and customer-specific solutions. Circuit breakers has operations in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe and the USA. On average, 60% of its specialised precision protection products are exported to global niche markets. It produces the Astute Range of smart IoT products used for energy monitoring, management and control.

ICT

BUSINESS COMMUNICATION

The Business Communication cluster houses both the largest independent next-generation communications solutions provider and one of the largest independent wireless network and solutions providers in South Africa; and last mile broadband connectivity.

TOTAL WORKSPACE PROVIDER

Nashua is a Total Workspace Provider that offers a range of solutions and services that facilitate and enable its customers’ business outcomes.

RENTAL-BASED FINANCE

Quince Capital provides rental-based finance solutions to the ICT business units.

SOLUTIONS AND SYSTEMS INTEGRATION CLUSTER (ESTABLISHED IN 2020)

+OneX builds out The Solutions and Systems Integration Cluster whose key service offering enables enterprises to excel in a digitally transforming world.

+OneX provides digital consulting, cloud, data, unified communications and security services as well as managed services.

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SECURE COMMUNICATIONS

Secure Communications specialises in secure communication systems for tactical airborne, land and naval-based platforms; and secure network-centric solutions for command and control, forward observation link and messaging services. A specialised production facility populates and assembles highly complex military-grade printed circuit board assemblies and also designs, develops and industrialises cryptographic products and solutions to meet cybersecurity requirements.

FUZES

This cluster provides advanced electronic fuze technology. Capabilities include electronic and precision mechanical design and high-volume production of electro-mechanical assemblies. Small fuzes containing sophisticated miniaturised mechanical and electronic systems are also developed and manufactured.

RADARS

Radars develops and manufactures search and tracking radar systems, subsystems, safety radars and mining surveillance radars used to detect movement in open-pit mine slopes’ subsurface profilers.

RENEWABLE ENERGY

The Renewable Energy cluster offers customers turnkey engineering solutions and training. This cluster delivers start-to-end solutions, encompassing strategy development, project implementation, support and maintenance, as well as the building and ownership of renewable assets focusing on commercial-scale rooftop, parking and ground-mount solar photovoltaic systems. This includes distributed generation supported by energy storage solutions, focusing on Lithium Iron Phosphate (LiFePo4) chemistry. The installation of solar panels in African markets supplies green energy and provides software that creates transparency in energy consumption.

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

African Cables designs and manufactures a comprehensive range of electrical conductors, cables and accessories up to 275 kilovolts (kV). The power installations division specialises in turnkey installation and testing and maintaining medium and high-voltage cable systems up to 400 kV.

Products and services

The business unit produces low-voltage PVC/XLPE insulated cables, medium-voltage XLPE and paper-insulated lead cables (PILCs), low-cost reticulation cables, including aerial bundled conductor (ABC) and overhead split concentric cables (OHSCs), aluminium conductor steelreinforced (ACSR), high-voltage XLPE insulated cables and associated installation, testing and maintenance services. It also produces cable accessories for high, medium and low-voltage and telecommunications.

Distribution channels

African Cables has a direct channel for the utilities, mining and industrial sectors, and an indirect channel through solution integrators, engineering and procurement contractors (EPC), distributors and wholesalers.

Market sectors

Sectors include the mining, industrial, utilities, commercial and general markets.

Intellectual property

Zerotox (cable insulation compound that does not emit noxious gases in case of an underground fire)

CBiD (cable theft prevention system)

ECN
ECN

Electronic Communications Network (ECN) is a market leader in next-generation networks. It offers a range of voice, data and cloud services.

Products and services

The business unit is responsible for a broad set of cost-effective and innovative voice products and services delivered over fixed-line and wireless access circuits. These include cloud-based virtual private branch exchange (VBX) offerings, hosted call recordings, geographic number portability and business internet access products.

Distribution channels

ECN has an indirect channel to market, consisting of Nashua franchises and other independent dealers, service providers and wholesalers.

Market sectors

Sectors include corporates and SMEs, mainly in South Africa.

Intellectual property

Not applicable

Reutech
Communications
Reutech communications

Reutech Communications specialises in secure communication systems for tactical airborne, land and naval-based platforms and secures network-centric solutions for command and control, blue force tracking, forward observation link and messaging services.

Products and services

The business unit provides tactical, mobile and static secure radio communication systems, data tracking and information management solutions.

Distribution channels

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

Market sectors

Sectors include ministries of defence (South Africa and other countries) and local and international OEMs.

Intellectual property

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

CBI - electric:
Zamefa
CBI - electric: Zamefa

Zamefa designs and manufactures a comprehensive range of low-voltage electrical energy cables, and insulated wires and cables up to 800 mm2. It also designs and manufactures overhead aluminium conductors (ACSR) and solid sector aluminium low-voltage energy cables, and oxygen-free copper rod according to ASTM 49.

Products and services

The business unit produces low-voltage PVC/XLPE copper and aluminium insulated cables up to 3,3 kV, low-voltage PVC insulated general wires and aluminium conductor, steel-reinforced conductor and oxygen-free copper casted rods ASTM B49 up to 16 mm2.

Distribution channels

Zamefa has a direct channel for utilities, mining and industrial sectors and cable manufacturers, and an indirect channel through solution integrators, EPCs, integrators, distributors and wholesalers.

Market sectors

Zamefa services central and east African market sectors, which comprise mining, utilities, agriculture, cable manufacturers, electrical contractors and industrial customers.

Intellectual property

Copper upcasted oxygen-free rod according to ASTM B49.

Skywire
Skywire

SkyWire is an established carrier-grade, next-generation network telecommunications service provider offering leading-edge, customerfocused telecommunication and last mile broadband connectivity to small, medium and large corporate businesses.

Products and services

SkyWire provides wireless, fibre satellite and LTE connectivity solutions across a single, next-generation countrywide network. With access to more than 50 000 high sites in South Africa, a full suite of telecommunication solutions and peering points throughout the country, SkyWire provides fast, effective and affordable wireless last mile access. Voice, video, PABX, SD-WAN, MPLS and data traffic can be routed across the SkyWire infrastructure. As a tier-one connectivity provider, SkyWire also provides tailormade premium internet access (last mile broadband connectivity) to provide full redundancy and turnkey solutions to customers.

Distribution channels

SkyWire distributes its products directly to and via its partners.

Market sectors

Sectors include corporate and SMEs.

Intellectual property

Not applicable

Omnigo
Omnigo

Omnigo is a contract manufacturer focusing on the electronics industry. It has a specialised production facility for the population and assembly of highly complex military-grade PCB assemblies including those needed by Reutech Communications and Nanoteq.

Products and services

The business unit specialises in surface mount device population of PCBs, conventional manufacturing (through hole manufacturing), harness manufacturing, sub and final assembly, testing, screening and industrialisation.

Distribution channels

Omnigo distributes its products through its sales team, long-term relationships with local and international defence companies and partnerships with development companies.

Market sectors

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

CBI - electric:
Telecom Cables
CBI - electric: Telecom Cables

Telecom Cables 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

The business unit produces copper and optical fibre cables and cable ducts.

Distribution channels

Telecom Cables has a direct channel to major telecommunications operators, including SOEs and the industrial market, and an indirect channel through distributors, system integrators and EPC companies.

Market sectors

Sectors include fixed and mobile network operators, petrochemical, transport, power, structured cabling and mining industries.

Intellectual property

Infraduct (cable ducts).

Nashua
Nashua

Nashua is a Total Workspace Provider that offers a range of solutions and services that facilitate and enable its customers’ business outcomes.

Solutions and services
  • From voice to data and document management to enable business growth
  • Multi-functional printer (MFP) devices, managed print software and solutions, production printing devices and document management solutions to drive workspace efficiency
  • Telephony and connectivity solutions (in conjunction with ECN) to provide the correct answers in record time
  • Smart solutions, such as interactive whiteboards and projectors, enabling collaboration, clarification and innovation
  • Surveillance and access control for peace of mind
  • End point devices and related software solutions enabling workforce productivity
  • Energy Solutions, from backup to clean energy generation to ensure business continuity and sustainability
  • A suite of products and services sourced from local and international partners and suppliers, including Ricoh and Hewlett-Packard
Distribution channels

Nashua has distribution channels through Nashua Holdings, Nashua Kopano and independent franchises, selected dealers and independent brokers.

Market sectors

Sectors include corporate, SMEs, SOEs and Government.

Intellectual property

Trademark and naming rights for Nashua in Southern Africa and selected African countries.

Nanoteq
Nanoteq

Nanoteq specialises in designing, developing and industrialising cryptographic products and solutions to meet cybersecurity and cyberdefence requirements.

Products and services

The business unit produces high-grade hardware-based cryptographic products and cybersecurity solutions for the modern information and communication technology and tactical communication networks. Solutions are well-positioned as enablers for the Internet of Things.

Distribution channels

Nanoteq distributes its products through direct selling and via selected agents, facilitators and resellers.

Market sectors

Sectors include Government, defence and finance markets.

Intellectual property
  • Cryptographic Autonomy Development Stations
  • Crypto Module suite (QCM™)
CBI - electric:
Circuit Breakers
CBI - electric: Circuit Breakers

Circuit Breakers supplies low-voltage electrical distribution, protection and control equipment and customer-specific solutions. On average, 65% of its manufactured products are exported, mainly to the USA, Europe, Australia and Asia.

Products and services

This cluster supplies low-voltage electrical distribution, protection and control equipment and customer-specific solutions. Circuit Breakers produce the Astute Range of smart IOT products used for energy monitoring, management and control.

Distribution channels

Circuit Breakers has channel partners (i.e. electrical distributors), system integrators and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) in South Africa, Europe and Asia and wholly-owned subsidiaries in Australia and North America.

Market sectors

Sectors include residential, commercial, mining, utilities, industrial, equipment manufacturers and retail outlets.

Intellectual property

Owns the intellectual property rights to all products it manufactures.

Quince Capital
Quince Capital

Trading as Quince Capital and Nashua Finance, it provides rental-based finance solutions to the Reunert ICT business units.

Products and services

The business unit provides rental-based financial solutions.

Distribution channels

Quince Capital has a distribution channel through Reunert’s ICT Segment companies.

Market sectors

Sectors include corporate, SMEs, SOEs and Government.

Intellectual property
  • FinSight credit vetting system
  • Quince Capital®
Fuchs
Fuchs Electronics

Fuchs Electronics provides advanced electronic fuze technology. Capabilities include electronic and precision mechanical design and high-volume production of electro-mechanical assemblies used in artillery and mortar shells.

Products and services

The business unit produces electronic fuzes and associated equipment for munitions.

Distribution channels

Fuchs Electronics distributes its products through partnerships with international OEMs, defence ministries and production partners.

Market sectors

Products are exported to international defence OEMs and defence ministries in various countries.

Intellectual property

Owns the intellectual property on all Fuchs Electronics’ products.

+OneX
+OneX

+OneX provides digital consulting, cloud, application and software development, data, unified communications, security, and managed services.

Solutions and services

+OneX services customers’ information technology needs with modern product offerings which it then manages for them. These include the following:

  • Digital consulting services to assist customers to formulate and execute bespoke strategies to achieve their digital aspirations
  • Cloud migration, app cloudification and cloud managed services. These services ensure compliance with relevant standards and regulations, good governance practices, lifting the burden of administration from customers to focus on their business
  • Data services include data monetisation, advanced data analytics that incorporate machine learning and data operations
  • Managed services that support customers’ existing infrastructure as well as + One X ’s products to remove the administrative burden and allowing to focus on their business
  • Application and software development Services is the design, build, deploy and maintenance of custom software products for enterprises
  • Security services protecting customers in the cloud, on their networks and at the endpoint
  • Unified communication provided through the integration of Nashua Communications
Direct channels

+ OneX distributes through its sales team in a range of markets covering financials services, telecoms, retail and the public sector.

Market sectors

Large and medium-sized enterprises.

DoppTech
DoppTech

DoppTech is a specialist developer and manufacturer of small-calibre fuzes, containing sophisticated miniaturised mechanical and electronic systems.

Products and services

The business unit’s main product range is fuzes for 40 mm low-velocity and high-velocity ammunition.

Distribution channels

DoppTech distributes its products through partnerships with international fuze companies and OEMs.

Market sectors

All its products are exported to international partners.

Intellectual property

Owns intellectual property on 95% of DoppTech’s fuze range.

Reutech Radar Systems
Reutech radar systems

Reutech Radar Systems develops and manufactures search and tracking radar systems, subsystems, safety radars and mining surveillance
radars used to detect movement in open pit mine slopes.

Products and services

Reutech Radar Systems is an OEM, and its technology, products and services include 2D and 3D surveillance radar systems, tracking radar systems, mining radar systems for open-cast mining operations and a ground-penetrating Sub-Surface Profiler (SSP) for underground safety applications.

Distribution channels

Reutech Radar Systems distributes through its sales team in the defence and mining environments and a distribution network in the mining environment.

Market sectors

Sectors include defence, mining, energy and security.

Intellectual property

Floodlight radar system for detecting and locating moving targets in 3D

  • StealthRad
  • A global provisional patent on the SSP
  • Patent in the non-level deployment functionality of the movement and surveying radar
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.

BlueNova
BlueNova

Blue Nova specialises in developing and manufacturing energy storage solutions, focusing on Lithium Iron Phosphate (LiFePo4) chemistry.

Products and services

LiFePO4 batteries for a wide range of applications from 12 V, 24 V, 36 V, 48 V and up to 800 V. Product storage capacities range from 2 kWh for outdoor and leisure markets to 1500 kWh for commercial and industrial applications.

Distribution channels

Products are supplied on order to electrical installers and distributors that have registered with the business unit via its online application form and subsequently approved in-house.

The Mobile Power Series is an exception to the above, as some of these products are available for purchase through www.takealot.com. This Lithium-based product range was developed for seamless ‘drop-in’ replacement of lead acid batteries. Successful installation of these batteries does not depend on extensive industry-specific knowledge and experience and is therefore available to the general public.

Blue Nova’s installer and distributor network includes South Africa, its four neighbouring countries, Madagascar and Mauritius.

Market sectors
  • Renewable energy
  • Electrical and electronic engineering
Intellectual property

Blue Nova owns all its storage solution designs.

An algorithm that optimises battery function in a hybrid power system has been patented

Lumika Renewables
Lumika Renewables

Lumika develops a portfolio of cost-efficient, renewable energy solutions for commercial and industrial customers in Africa.

Products and services

Lumika designs, builds and finances renewable based energy solutions for commercial and industrial customers in Africa. Using EPC companies like Terra Firma Solutions, Lumika lays down the solar panels supplying green energy and providing software that creates transparency in terms of energy consumption.

Distribution channels

Lumika services industrial, commercial, mining, Agri and Munic clients in all sectors in Sub-Saharan Africa and the rest of Africa.

Market sectors

Lumika services industrial, commercial, mining, Agri and Munic clients in all sectors in Sub-Saharan Africa and the rest of Africa.

Intellectual property

Not applicable

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