Altron's Netstar wins at TT100

Johannesburg, 06 Dec 2018
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The Technology Top 100 Business Innovation Awards has announced that Netstar, a subsidiary of JSE-listed Altron, has received the prestigious 2018 Minister of Science and Technology's top award for overall excellence for large enterprises, in addition to three other awards, at this year's foremost business awards programme.

Commenting on the award wins, Netstar Managing Director Pierre Bruwer said: "Innovation is the life-blood of any successful organisation and these awards are an affirmation of our drive to remain at the forefront of new technology developments and identify opportunities to leverage new innovations for the benefit of our customers, while having a positive impact on society."

In addition to the Minister's Award, Netstar received awards in the following categories for large enterprises: Management of Technology, Management of People, and Innovation Concept. Netstar was also one of three finalists in Management of Innovation and Management of Systems.

"We operate in highly competitive markets and the management of the culture of people, technology and systems processes throughout our business is the key to our success. We continue to focus on innovation that matters, continually delivering new insights with the aim of unlocking new value and opportunities, from productivity efficiencies and technical innovation to cost savings, for all our customers," added Bruwer.

The TT100 Awards are an annual event hosted by the Da Vinci Institute for the Management of Technology and Innovation under the auspices of the Department of Science and Technology and are recognised as the premier business excellence awards in South Africa and a celebration of South African innovation.

Entrants are evaluated using the TIPS model, which assesses each company on how they have managed technology (T), innovation (I), and people (P), in the context of managing an organisation as a system. They undergo a challenging adjudication process, which causes each facet of the business to be carefully examined and scrutinised by a panel of industry specialists.

A total of 192 companies entered this year's TT100 programme.

Allied Electronics Corporation

South African listed Allied Electronics Corporation (Altron) is invested in telecommunications and IT, offering ICT services in the areas of cyber security, software security solutions, business process outsourcing, skills development, secure transactional solutions, systems integration, cloud computing, managed services, IT infrastructure, electronic component distribution, fleet management, telematics, data analytics, converged and broadband communication services and networks, and the resale of Microsoft software.

The group's primary focus is in providing innovative solutions in the fintech, health tech, safety and security, and learning and development verticals that have a meaningful impact on society by addressing challenges facing communities in South Africa, the continent and beyond, while delivering shared value for all its stakeholders.

Founded in 1965, Altron has a direct presence in South Africa, the rest of Africa, the UK and Australia through its various businesses. In addition, the group's strategic partnerships with leading international technology companies gives it access to leading technology capabilities and products from across the world, including Asia, Europe and North America. The majority of the group's revenue and headcount are derived from the local market in South Africa, where the group is headquartered. The Altron group employs more than 8 000 employees globally.

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