Recapping a Sparkling 2017

By: Oupa Magashula

When we started this journey back in 2013 we knew it had potential, but we couldn’t have imagined how big this has gotten. In 2017 we unleashed the beast!

The social value through transformation from 100% white to black owned business means CZ has opened itself up to incredible opportunities not only within Government but in the private sector too.

Our investment centric approach has transformed our capabilities. Our upgraded machinery and equipment has positioned CZ as a multifaceted electronics manufacturer – there is nothing with a pc board in it that we can’t do something with.

In South Africa, at least, we are the most advanced electronics company from a capability point of view. Adding to that our exclusive relationship with Kaon Media, one of the best technical companies in the world, and CZ is in an envious position.

Our technical team is constantly developing new product concepts, purely based on the capability inherent in the CZ operation.

The development of the TV manufacturing side of the business has been extremely well received. This represents a significant evolution for the business in a relatively short space of time.

No longer just some electronics pop up, now a serious company.

Experienced staff, quality equipment and ethical business practices means we compete fairly backed up with high quality, reliable products which are well supported technically because we are locally based.


By: Rob Bruggeman

As 2017 draws to a close, everybody at CZ Electronics can rightfully look back over the year with a great sense of achievement. There have been so many good news stories both in the market place and within CZ’s own four walls, its difficult to know where to start…

Within the CZ Broadcasting area of our business we have consolidated our role as a TV supplier. On the back of strong orders from major South African retailers we have been able to successfully deliver a range of high-quality televisions that have been well received by the market.

While government continues to grapple with Digital Terrestrial Television implementation in South Africa, sales of the CZ manufactured OVHD decoder continue at a healthy pace. The value proposition of the 19 channels currently offered and other developments in the pipeline at an affordable price point creates a compelling argument for any consumer.

The contract manufacturing side of the business has also seen tremendous growth in 2017 and we expect our production volumes to double in 2018. Growth in this area can be attributed to investment in the factory and our continued focus on engineering quality.

We are currently installing new lines at the factory – we commissioned a new SMT line in November and we will be commissioning a new 156,000 cph line in January 2018.

This continuous investment in equipment will mean that all SMT lines, once installed, will be less than 4 years old with latest technology on offer throughout. Furthermore, this will increase our capacity from 250,000 cph to 400,000 cph.

By any measure CZ has a fantastic factory, one which can be held to the highest possible standards.

All things considered, CZ is well placed to become a recognized and valuable brand going forward – with a brand promise based on great products built to the highest standards.

From both of us to all of you, sincere thanks for you role in making 2017 a year we wont forget in a hurry.