Tactile Technologies establishes sister company in Jo’burg

Tactile Technologies, the official and sole distributor of Elo Touch Solutions in sub-Saharan Africa, has established a sister company in South Africa, named Newland ID South Africa, which is now based in Linbro Business Park, Johannesburg.tactiletechNewland ID South Africa is part of Newland EMEA (Newland Europe BV), a company dedicated to the development and deployment of its parent group core technology, ie, data collection, automatic identification, mobile communication and payment equipment, within the EMEA region.

“We are rapidly entering the age of digitalisation, and the move towards the ‘Internet of things’ (IOT) is also gaining momentum,” commented Mauro Mercuri, CEO of Newland ID South Africa and Group Director of Tactile Technologies.

He adds that, “Both these organisations utilise key technologies associated with these trends within the solutions they provide to their relevant markets, and thus the establishment of a South African Newland operation as a sister company to the local Tactile Technologies operation is an opportunity that we didn’t want to miss.”

“This is an exciting time for our industry and we look forward to playing our part in it going forward. We have already been in business for many years, and in the process, built up significant experience and skill levels among our people. We are known for being well organised, and our products and support capabilities have helped to create a great reputation for us. We will leverage all of this to help introduce and grow Newland ID,” concluded Mercuri.

Newland EMEA (Newland Europe BV) is a full subsidiary of Fujian Newland Computer Co, which was founded in 1994. After 15 years of fast growth, the latter has become one of the leading top 500 hi-tech and top 100 software enterprises in China and is listed on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange (SSE) as a public company with a net asset value of more than $1 billion. It has more than 3 000 employees, subsidiaries in Taiwan, the rest of Asia, The Netherlands (EMEA) and USA (North America), Newland has become a true multinational company.

The company specialises in technology research and development, manufacturing and product management of data collection, mobile communication and payment equipment. Its current focus lies on data collection devices, including handheld scanners, fixed scanners and portable bar code/RFID tag readers, and its products can be used in various applications such as retail, office automation, logistics and industrial manufacturing. Its core bar code scanning solutions are based on CMOS technology, and it has become a leading enterprise in the global AIDC market with its self-controlled imaging technology.

Elo Touch Solutions is a premier global supplier of touch solutions including touchscreen components, touchmonitors, and all-in-one (AiO) touchcomputers. With multiple touchscreen technology options, including surface acoustic wave (SAW), resistive, projected capacitive, acoustic pulse recognition (APR), infrared (IR), and optical, Elo touch solutions meet the diverse requirements of digital signage, retail, point-of-sale (POS), hospitality, medical/healthcare IT, industrial, and consumer.