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- Radio Holland South Africa and Pertec: combining expertise in maritime electronics
Radio Holland South Africa and Pertec: combining expertise in maritime electronics
Both Radio Holland and Pertec are well known names in the South African maritime industry. Beginning of 2008 Pertec Pty Ltd. became part of the global Radio Holland Group organisation and since then Pertec and Radio Holland South Africa have been working together closely. On 23rd February, the offices of RH and Pertec in Cape Town were combined into one address at Paarden Eiland Road 16, while the Durban offices are expected to be combined by mid 2009.. Effective January 1st, 2009 Todd Gaine is the managing director of the combined operations in South Africa and Tom Redeker is appointed Deputy managing director.
Pertec is a brand-independent maritime services provider, established in 1963 and active in various disciplines, including electrical engineering, navigation, communication, ICT and airtime. Pertec employs more than 80 people operating from Cape Town, Durban, Johannesburg, St. Helena Bay and Mossel Bay, also having a network of service agents operating from various maritime locations. Traditionally Pertec operates and gained its merits in the fishing industry and new building market, whereas RH South Africa started in South Africa in 1983 is more focused on retrofit, service, sales in the deepsea and offshore sector. RH South Africa employs 27 people of which predominately in sales and service. This year, the aim is to integrate the organisations of Radio Holland and Pertec, leading to benefits for customers by combining expertise, quality brands and capacity.
The acquisition of Pertec made Radio Holland the leading maritime service specialist in South Africa, with a network based in all the major ports that covers the entire country and providing an excellent basis for further growth. Combined, Pertec and Radio Holland share knowledge, menpower and resources and can provide even better support, a more extensive range of brands and tailormade solutions, more service capacity and of course a worldwide organisation along the shipping routes.