About Us

Everything you need to know about our Company

Why choose Us.

Altech UEC’s perennial success can be ascribed to a business philosophy that is built on partnering with our customers and empowering them to realise their business imperatives. Through a resolute commitment to innovation, value, and quality, we have earned an enviable reputation for delivering market leading products and solutions.

Our History.

Altech UEC was acquired in 1986 and as a pioneer of the DVB STB industry, UEC launched a worldfirst DVB STB in 1995. By 1999 we exceeded 1 million STBs sold globally. Between 2000 and 2010, we surpassed 15 million STBs.

What we Do.

Altech UEC’s dedicated electronic manufacturing facility in Mount Edgecombe, South Africa, is well positioned to offer local manufacturing services. The state-of-the-art complex has the capability for plastic moulding, painting, printing, surface mounted device (SMD) assembly, hand placements, testing and final integration - all under one roof.

About Our Manufacturing

Manufacturing

Altech UEC’s dedicated electronic manufacturing facility in Mount Edgecombe, South Africa, is well positioned to offer local manufacturing services. The state-of-the-art complex has the capability for plastic moulding, painting, printing, surface mounted device (SMD) assembly, hand placements, testing and final integration - all under one roof. The manufacturing capability extends beyond the previous STB manufacturing business to other electronic devices such as vehicle tracking systems etc. In addition, a large investment was made to modernize the mechanical division, in particular, the plastics sector, to expand the capabilities offered by the factory with respect to moulding plastic parts. Over and above moulding plastic parts required by the STBs, the capability exists to mould other plastic parts for the general consumer devices market or automotive industries, among others. Investment has been made in a Manufacturing Execution System (MES) which will fundamentally improve production efficiencies. The MES solution will provide shop floor systems integration to key enterprise systems such as ERP, as well as providing real time information to the relevant personnel to improve decision making and response times to production events. The MES will ultimately improve production costs and reinforce Altech Altech UEC South Africa (Pty) Ltd as a global competitor.

The 13 500 m2 ISO9001 certified complex has a peak production capacity of over 20 000 units a day, over 300 000 units per month, and more than 3 million units a year. In total over 1.5 billion components are used in production annually, with over R100 million of supplies coming in a month.

Quality

Altech UEC is an ISO 9001:2008 certified company committed to practising and maintaining quality standards and procedures throughout all levels of development, manufacture, administration and service. In addition to ISO 9001:2008, our manufacturing facility is ISO 14001:2004 certified as part of our commitment to responsible and environmentally sound manufacturing and waste management practices.

An award winning organisation

Since 1996 to date, Altech Multimedia/Altech UEC have won numerous awards in the following categories:

  • Design
  • Technical Innovation
  • Product Development Cycles
  • Manufacturing Excellence
  • Top 100 Technology
  • Top Exporter
  • Corporate Social Investment
  • Science & Technology
  • Proudly South African
  • Regional Productivity Award in the Corporate Sector
  • Altron Group CEO Award
  • Altech Company of the year
  • Minister of Science and Technology award for Management of Innovation
  • Minister of Science and Technology award for Overall Excellence
  • Altron Transformation award
  • 2014 TT100 - Excellence in the Management of Innovation
  • 2014 TT100 - Excellence in the Management of Systems