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Electronic Manufacturing

The Electronics Contracting Manufacturing Sector

  • South Africa has a well-established electronics manufacturing sector that has been in existence for over 40 years and has a critical mass of experienced firms
  • Firms can offer a complete electronics value chain that ranges from design, engineering, manufacturing, testing, implementation and maintenance
  • Firms provide original design products, thereby saving OEM customers significant non-recurring engineering costs associated with product development
  • The sector has developed a competitive advantage by being flexible and adaptable in its manufacturing approach and will consider small production runs
  • Firms have a higher production capacity than most mid-sized European firms
  • We have a good cultural fit with European firms and similar time lines
  • South Africa complies with the TRIPS agreement (Trade Related aspects of Intellectual Property Rights) in which it participates as a developed country
  • Customers range from large multinationals to specialised local customers in a wide range of industries
  • South Africa is a pioneer in the development of security systems, keyless starting, lighting control, fuel injection, central
    locking and robotics for leading automotive firms
  • South Africa and Australia have been jointly selected to host the Square Kilometer Array (SKA) project with a majority
    share of the radio telescope destined to be built and housed in South Africa

The South African Electronics value proposition

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