ABOUT US

Ontec

Itron Metering Solutions SA (PTY) Ltd has undergone restructuring of shareholding to become Ontec Systems (PTY) Ltd. What started as a small local company in South Africa has gone full circle and is yet again wholly focused on providing solutions to the South African market. Ontec remains the sole supplier of Itron products and solutions within South Africa. We are stronger, more agile and adaptive to the local market’s requirements. Our products include electricity, gas and water meters, prepayment metering solutions, data collection and communication systems, including automated meter reading (AMR) and Smart Metering / advanced metering infrastructure (AMI).

Ontec is a B-BBEE majority 51% black owned Level 3 contributor

Vision

To be admired for building sustainable relationships with our customers, by responding to their needs, while creating solutions that surpass expectations and sets the industry trends

Mission

Through partnering with our customers we support, enable and empower them through our innovative solutions, to efficiently manage their use of Electricity, Gas and Water resources

TIMELINE

1989

1989

Angcon opens manufacturing in Atlantis

First keypad electricity prepayment meter in the world developed in 1989. Angcon Technologies starts in Atlantis manufacturing prepaid meters – receives a contract for 6000 meters which grew to 250000 by 1993.

1990’s

1990’s

AEG, supplier of very 1st prepayment meters and vending systems.

1993

1993

Angcon is acquired by AEG Energy Control.

1994

1994

Instrumental with industry players in South Africa to develop STS standard.

1995

1995

Schlumberger acquires AEG Energy Control.

1997

1997

First Revenue Management Operation on behalf of utility undertaken by Schlumberger.

2000

2000

Introduction of next generation STS meters (Talexus range) & Vending Software (IRIS / ECLIPSE).

2001

2001

Actaris acquires Schlumberger Metering

2003

2003

Introduction of ECLIPSE Vending Gateway (EVG) to increase vending
footprint to banks and other 3rd party channels.

2006

2006

Actaris awarded contract by Eskom for the largest on-line prepayment system in the world to cater for 4.5Million meters with a capability of 250 vending transactions per second.

2007

2007

Itron acquires Actaris.

2008

2008

Multi-Integration done to other CRM systems like SAP.

2010

2010

1st Vending system to Support STS and Smart Card capability for both Electricity & GAS utilities.

2016

1 May 2016

Itron South Africa (Pty) Ltd becomes Ontec Systems (Pty) Ltd a local company with 51% black ownership and Level 3 BB-BEE

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