JRC Alphatron representative David van Luijtelaar, visited Southern African Shipyards in Durban.  The visit was general in nature but was a great opportunity for David to see the operations and meet with key people in SA Shipyards. The opportunity to show and tell about the new JRC Alphatron range of equipment to a local shipyard was very welcomed by David.

From Left to right: David King (SAS). David van Luijtelaar (JRC). Jason Reddy (SMD)

JRC Alphatron representative David van Luijtelaar together with SMD Telecommunications (Pty) Ltd visited Damen Shipyards South Africa situated in the Cape Town harbour. Damen Shipyards in Gorinchem, Netherlands is a long standing customer of JRC Alphatron, Rotterdam. This was a general visit by David to Damen SA to meet and greet and also observe the operations of Damen South Africa in comparison to Damen, Rotterdam. In was also an opportunity to show Damen SA the new JRC Alphatron range of equipment.

From Left to right: Martin Jason Taylor (SMD). David van Luijtelaar (JRC). Don Connan (Damen)

Grupoarbulu achieves another record year in its turn over.


11 May 2015


Last year, SMD further enhanced our position as a leading African Marine Electronics by being awarded the FLIR agency for South Africa & Namibia. We further enhanced this relationship by attending the FLIR Sales Conference in Dubai on the 11 May. At the event, FLIR announced the official launch of the new M400 Series Thermal Imaging Camera as the replacement of the successful Voyager Series Camera. We had the new M400 camera, along with others, on demonstration for us to get to know and operate at night in the waters of the Dubai Creek.

SMD looks forward to getting involved in the many exciting projects in the marine leisure, commercial, oil & gas and military applications with FLIR in the future.

For any enquiries on FLIR Thermal camera’s, please do not hesitate to contact us at

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27 - 30 April 2015

WESGRO Trade Delegation to ANGOLA

SMD formed part of a trade delegation led by the Western Cape Premier Helen Zille to visit Luanda, Angola at the end of April 2015. The Western Cape Government’s trade mission enabled us to network and meet the various ministers and the governor of Luanda looking to increase bi-lateral relations with South Africa and specifically the Western Cape. We also had the opportunity to meet with and discuss various challenges and difficulties we face with the South African Consulate in Angola as well as the Angolan regulatory administrators. In addition to the various government and administrator meetings, we also had the opportunity to network and meet with many local Angolan companies looking to increase business between the two economies. 

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