ACTOM Electrical Products Divisional News – Acquisition: Genlux Lighting

Acquisition: Genlux Lighting


ACTOM acquires leading luminaires company Genlux Lighting

South Africa’s top electro-mechanical engineering group ACTOM has acquired Genlux Lighting, leading designers and manufacturers of outdoor and industrial luminaires.

Genlux, which specialises in outdoor luminaires for floodlighting, roadways and commercial properties and luminaires for industrial applications, will form part of ACTOM Electrical Products, the ACTOM group’s distribution arm, which operates a network of branches around South Africa and in Namibia.

“Genlux is a very strong player in the local market and is widely recognised for the high quality of its products and its depth of expertise in this field,” commented Neil van Blerk, ACTOM Electrical Products’ Business Development Executive.

“The acquisition, which took effect on April 1, strengthens ACTOM Electrical Products’ already well-established presence in the local lighting market, particularly with municipalities and large commercial and industrial users of luminaires. It takes us a step further towards providing a full turnkey service encompassing design, manufacture and installation of luminaire systems in large projects, including sports stadiums, residential developments, shopping complexes and the like.”

Germiston-based Genlux Lighting, formed in 1991 by John Taverndale, originates from a facility first established by ACTOM’s predecessor GEC-Alsthom, which manufactured and marketed street, industrial and flood lights.

Genlux has a technological partnership with a leading international designer and manufacturer of luminaires and operates its own network of branches in Germiston, Durban, Cape Town and Port Elizabeth.

“It is our intention to maintain these branches in their present form as dedicated outlets for Genlux to complement ACTOM Electrical Products’ 14 branches, which are located in Germiston, Pretoria, Durban, Cape Town, Bloemfontein, Port Elizabeth, East London, Nelspruit, Middelburg, Polokwane, Welkom, Steelpoort, Rustenburg and Windhoek,” Van Blerk concluded.

ACTOM (Pty) Ltd is the largest manufacturer, solution provider, repairer and distributor of electro-mechanical equipment in Africa, offering a winning and balanced combination of manufacturing, service, repairs, projects and distribution through its 41 distribution outlets throughout Southern Africa.

ACTOM is also a major local supplier of electrical equipment, services and balance of plant to the renewable energy projects.

It also holds numerous technology, distribution and value added reseller agreements with various partners, both locally and internationally.

For further information contact Neil van Blerk, ACTOM Electrical Products
PO Box 678 Germiston 1400
Tel (011) 878-3050 Fax (011) 878-3002

Press release compiled by Julian Kraft, J Kraft Public Relations
PO Box 2826 Wilropark 1731
Tel (011) 472-6686 Fax 086-613-9657

Date:  July 24, 2014

Caption:  Neil van Blerk (right), ACTOM Electrical Products’ Business Development Executive, and Sello Tsoai, Genlux Lighting’s General Manager, are seen here at the company’s Germiston plant examining one of its large street-lighting luminaires.