Our business


Defence and allied electronics

Tomorrow’s solutions today



    Primary brands, products and services
Specialises in technologically advanced tactical VHF/UHF communication systems for the defence environment. Products and services supplied are:
  • Tactical airborne VHF/UHF radios
  • Tactical/mobile/static ground-based VHF/ UHF radios
  • Personal role radios for tactical and mining use.

Operational areas
Located in New Germany, KwaZulu-Natal.

Market sectors
A strategic supplier of communication products to the SANDF for more than 40 years. The company is an approved supplier to many international customers.

Standards and verifications
ISO 9001: 2008.
DP van der Bijl MSc (Elec Eng), MSc (Aerospace)
Chief operating officer: Reutech
Appointed to the group 17 July 2008
Born 31 March 1956

Peter started his career at Denel (Kentron) in 1979 working on the design of missiles and progressed via various management positions to spending eight years in export marketing. Between 2000 and 2005, he was marketing director for the French design company GECI, based in Paris, after which he joined African Defence Systems (a Thales subsidiary in South Africa) as general manager of the Land and Joint business. Peter joined Reunert in July 2008 as chief operating officer: Reutech.
MW de Beer (Elec Eng)
Chief executive: Reutech Communications
Appointed to the group in 1989
Born 3 August 1965

Martin joined the group as an electronic design engineer in 1989 and held a number of management positions in engineering, operations and programme management until his appointment as engineering director in 1998. In October 2002 he was appointed chief executive of Reutech Communications.

Electronic fuzes


Primary brands, products and services
Capabilities include electronic and precision mechanical design and high-volume production of electromechanical assemblies. Designs and manufactures the internationally recognised range of Fuchs electronic fuzes and related defence products for artillery, mortar, naval and aircraft weapon applications.
The company owns the intellectual property of all products produced.

Operational areas
Factory based at Alberton, Gauteng.

Market sectors
Most of the company’s revenue is generated from export sales to government agencies and ammunition manufacturers.

Standards and verifications
ISO 9001: 2008.
  MK Tucker BEng (Elec)
Chief executive: Reutech Fuchs Electronics
Appointed to the group in 1984
Born 30 November 1960

Mike obtained a Bachelor’s degree in light current electrical engineering from Stellenbosch University. He joined Fuchs Electronics as an electronic engineer in 1984. Mike was appointed technical director in 1998. During 2001, he attended a programme for management development at Harvard Business School, and was appointed chief executive in 2005.

Radar systems

    Primary brands, products and services
Develops and manufactures ground and naval search and tracking radar systems. Significant contracts include the supply of sensors and software for the South African Ground-Based Air Defence System programme, tracking sensors for the Valour-class frigates and more recently, helicopter management radar for the Royal Norwegian Navy.

Mining radar sensor systems used in opencast mining operations are supplied internationally in increasing quantities as the product range expands.

Operational areas
Based in Stellenbosch.

Market sectors
Products are developed for SANDF, as well as customers in the export market.

Standards and verifications
ISO 9001: 2008.
  CF Kies BEng (Elec), MEng (Elec), EMBA
Chief executive: Reutech Radar Systems
Appointed to the group in 1988
Born 9 September 1963

Carl joined Reutech Radar Systems as a graduate design engineer in 1988. During 1993 he became involved as a system design engineer working on maritime defence systems at Maritech. From 1997 Carl functioned in various roles such as systems architect and project manager in the IT industry, working with companies such as Old Mutual and Dimension Data. In 2002 he founded a software engineering firm as part of the Reunert group; Acuo Technologies. Carl became chief executive of Reutech Radar Systems in 2010.


    Primary brands, products and services
Focuses on the supply of turnkey solutions for
  • logistic engineering and support
  • weapon stabilisation and fire directing systems
  • telecommunications and infrastructure
  • switching networks – providing managed telecoms network infrastructure and support for strategic industries.

Operational areas
Based in Midrand with support facilities throughout South Africa.

Market sectors
Imports and distributes internationally acclaimed brands such as Alcatel Lucent, Panasonic airconditioning, Ferroli chillers and Blue Star environmental precision control units and Firestrykers.
SANDF, other governmental agencies, mobile communication service providers and clients in the mining industry.

Standards and verifications
ISO 9001: 2008.

  DF Kruger NDT (Ind Eng), MDP (Unisa)
Chief executive: Reutech Solutions
Appointed to the group in 1982
8 February 1957

Frik joined the group in 1982 as project planner. He held a number of management positions in projects, production and business development. In 1996 he transferred to Reunert to manage the Reunert supply chain optimisation project. On completion Frik worked at Panasonic and Saco Systems.

In 2001 he joined Reutech Radar Systems with the task to establish a Gauteng liaison and project office. From 2004 until his appointment as chief executive of Reutech Solutions in September 2010, he was a member of the Reutech radar business development group.

Important changes

  • Communications occupies new premises in Pinetown.
  • RRS building gets expanded.
  • Saco Systems is sold to the Protea Coin Group.
  • The Panasonic airconditioning and the Nokia data and voice repair units are transferred and integrated into Reutech Solutions.


  • Reutech Solutions awarded as the Best Contractor to Huawei