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Suntronika: 30 years and going strong

2 April 2008 News

Suntronika was started in 1977 by Henry and Lily Sun and was initially operated from the couple's home, supplying electronic components to the general electronics industry, but with particular focus on the telecommunications sector. The company grew quickly and in 1979 moved into offices in Orange Grove.

Within the space of one year, Suntronika secured sole distribution rights to a number of highly acclaimed international manufacturers, and its growth compelled the company to move again, into yet larger premises in Braamfontein, Johannesburg. The company operates from this same three-storey building to this day.

Suntronika continued to grow strongly through to the early 1990s to attain a staff complement of 21. As the industry changed and the global players entered the local market post-1994, the company decided to concentrate more strongly on the electromechanical side of the market, while maintaining a good business in passive components.

Offering a dedicated customer service, the electronic components supplier has a large customer base, many of whom are well-known large manufacturing companies in the security, communications, military, lighting control and general sectors, and have supported the company over many years.

Suntronika's sole and shared agencies include renowned international companies such as Fischer Connectors, Magnetics, Power One, Lorlin, LSI and Cooper Bussmann, to name a few. It is also a stockist and distributor of products from Frontier, Diptronics, Torivac, Taiyo Yuden, Ametek, PDC, Micro Electronics, Keystone, Tyco, Celduc, and many more well-known brands.





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