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New African E-Commerce Website Launch

by Oyinlola Isiaka on June 26, 2018

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Radio Spares South Africa recently launched an e-commerce African website. The website was launched to meet the demand of the growing continent. The website offers various products in multiple industries such as manufacturing, mining, automotive, utilities, electronics and industrial IOT. The website services currently operate in the following countries Angola, Botswana, Kenya, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Seychelles, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe and will be expanding to more African countries in the future.

RS South Africa first began its operations in 1996. The company has 22 years of experience in distribution of computer products and components around the African continent.

The Managing Director of RS Africa, Brian Andrew, went on to explain the opportunities the website will leverage. “Customers in Africa had access to our products prior to the website, however there were long lead times and higher freight costs depending on location. With the new website customers receive their products much quicker and we can give additional markets in Africa access to our range through our e-commerce platform where they can pay via credit card.” As a lot is happening in Africa, it is important that engineers, makers and maintenance professionals have access to a wide range of products and technologies. This will enable African professionals to achieve their goals and improve and develop new products and solutions for the future.

Additionally, Radio Spares wishes to advance STEM globally. RS has implemented a number of initiatives to improve the skills of the next generation engineers and technicians. For example, RS is a global distributor for Raspberry Pi, a $35 single board computer. This computer has sold over 15 million units worldwide. The company has also supported engineering programs such as Solar Car Challenges, the SpaceX- Hyperloop challenge, Development of 3D prosthetics, and artificial intelligence.

According to CNBCAfrica, RS will be showcasing an exhibit at Manufacturing Indaba at Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg. This is a leading manufacturing event in sub-Saharan Africa and provides opportunities for improving and growing the manufacturing operations. More specifically, the RS will be exhibiting its industrial IoT products used in Industry 4.0 applications. They will also be showing technologies used in automation.

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