Rectron

Rectron is a leading Information and Communications Technology (ICT) distributor in South Africa, with its head office located in Midrand, Gauteng. The company has been in existence since 1995 and has grown from a four-man operation to having five branches in South Africa and approximately 350 employees worldwide.

The business was founded by CEO and owner, Mark Lu. One of the most important aspects of the company is the culture transmitted throughout the organisation; its core values at the helm define the work ethic of the company. These values are integrity, teamwork, business focus, an open-door policy, front-Line leadership, professionalism and the belief that customers define a job well done.

Rectron is driven by technology which it uses to add value for its customers. The company has invested approximately R35-million in automation control systems and IT to increase its efficiency to its customers. The idea is that customers should be benefiting from any changes within the company as they are the people supporting the company.

The company’s number one asset is its employees which it believes is the factor differentiating it from its competitors. Employees are immersed in the company culture and given opportunities for skills development to empower them for promotion within the company. The flat management structure increases communication, control and coordination, making Rectron flexible and adaptable to any changes that it may undergo. By its very nature, information technology ensures that change is fundamental to the company culture of risk taking and innovative thinking. Rectron regards itself as a learning organisation where employees gain knowledge from one another as well as through their own experiences in order to bring about positive change.

COMPANY INFORMATION

STATISTICS/ DEMOGRAPHICS/ HISTORY

Year founded: 1995
Founding members: Mark Lu, Pramod Otham
Employees: 358
Branches: 5 in South Africa, 2 in Australia
Membership: LGBN
Current customer base: 5000+ Active Customers
5 Top brands: Gigabyte, Transcend, Tomtom, Samsung, Intel
New products: Notebooks, 3D TV, GPS, Table PC, Digital Signage, 3D LCD

BUSINESS & FINANCE
Turnover: R 1.46-billion
Operating profit: R62.9-million
Net profit: R42.6-million
Financial year-end: June
Market share: ±40%
Holding company: Mustek Limited
Bank: Standard Bank, First National Bank, Nedbank, Absa, HSBC
Auditors: Deloitte & Touche
JSE listing & date: De-listed 2001
Current customer base: + 5 000 active dealers
Key clients: Massmart, JD Group, Edcon, ISER

NATURE OF BUSINESS
Activity: Value added distribution company, components, consumer electronics, peripherals, service and repair
Products/services offered: Computer components, notebooks, PND devices, imaging devices, consumer electronics, and repairs and servicing
Recent exhibitions: Microsoft TechED 2009, Microsoft Partner Conference 2009, GovTech 2009, Microsoft Partner Summit 2010, Microsoft TechEd 2010, GovTech 2010, Rectron 2011 Roadshow

 TRAINING & CSI
• Training programmes: ABET, bursaries and skills development

• Employee incentive schemes: Financial rewards, financial assistance

• Empowerment initiatives: Skills development, job rotation

• CSI initiatives: Hope Factory, Global Village, underprivileged schools
EMPOWERMENT STATUS
Black Empowerment Level:
shareholding: 5%-25% / executive directors:
5%-25% / non-executive directors: 5%-25% / total
staff: 5%-25%

BEE Empowerment rating: Level 6, BEE Online

FAST FACTS
1. Established in 1995
2. Has 7 branches, 5 in South Africa and 2 in Australia
3. Enjoys a staff complement of ±350
4. Has an annual revenue of R1.4-billion
5. Regarded as leading SA IT distributor

CONTACT INFORMATION
Chief Executive Officer: Mark H Lu
Managing Director: Cheslynne Britz
Financial Director: Gerhard Malan
Marketing Director: Elaine Wang
Sales Director: Werner Kuhn
HR Director: Antonet Davids
Operations Director: Martin Roets
Physical address: 152 15th Road, Randjespark, Midrand 1685
Postal address: PO Box 76494, Wendywood 2144
Telephone: +27 (0)11 203 1000
Fax: +27 (0)11 203 1940
Email: info@rectron.co.za
Website: www.rectron.co.za

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Posted on

November 28, 2013

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