Innovolt, a specialist in intelligent electronics power protection and management, announced its global expansion, leading with the South African market. The company’s technology is poised for success in South African and sub Saharan markets through a number of existing channel relations, in part, because of the volatile state of Africa’s power supply and the imperative need for improved electronics protection. Innovolt has staffed a General Manager focused on leading the company’s sales efforts in South Africa and the proximate sub Saharan countries and will continue to staff in the region as needed.
Power protection and management is truly a global issue and one that is dramatically illustrated throughout South Africa, with its constant rolling blackouts and power failures. Africa accounts for more than one-sixth of the world’s population, but generates only four percent of global electricity. In 2007, the New York Times reported that 25 of the 44 sub-Saharan nations faced crippling electricity shortages, a power crisis that experts were calling unprecedented<2>. While these shortages are known for disrupting life and workflow, the impact of disturbances, coupled with the antiquated power grid, wreaks havoc on all electronic equipment.