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Platinum Micro (Pty) Ltd is a South African technology components distributor within the MB Technologies Group, the majority shareholder of which is Royal Bafokeng Holdings. It is the extensive precious metal interests of Royal Bafokeng Holdings which gives rise to the Platinum Micro name.
As an IT components distributor, Platinum Micro understands the critical requirements of our channel and retail partners: stock availability, demand generation, superlative logistics, competitive pricing and technical support. While the strong relationships which Platinum Micro has forged with key vendors provide access to world-class products, it is our attention to the needs of our customers that defines our ability to add value.
Platinum Micro is committed to identifying innovative products and solutions suitable for the South African and African markets. We focus on understanding the dynamic component market to provide our customers a comprehensive product choice to create compelling solutions for end users.
We make available best of breed IT components to South African retailers, systems builders and resellers.
As a direct supplier of these agencies, it is our business to offer these products to our channels in the most professional and efficient manner possible with highly competitive pricing. These factors are essential to support the competitiveness of our channels in an environment where time-to-market, cost and quality determine success.
Logistical excellence is considered fundamentally important as is flexibility and support for our reseller and retail channel across the entire Sub-Saharan region. History
Platinum Micro is a local technology components distributor. Platinum Micro, formerly known as Ingram Micro South Africa, was formed in 2007 through a joint venture between the world’s largest technology distributor, Ingram Micro Europe (Division of Ingram Micro Inc, (NYSE:IM)), and South Africa’s largest technology distribution group, MB Technologies. August 2010, saw MB Technologies acquiring the remainder of the shares from Ingram Micro Europe, and the subsequent name change to Platinum Micro.
MB Technologies is Southern Africa’s leading black-owned IT distribution group. With Royal Bafokeng Holdings as the group’s primary shareholder, MB Technologies is one of the largest unlisted Black Empowered IT groups in the country and one of the most significant contributors to transformation in the IT market.
The group’s strong focus on corporate social investment, black-empowerment and employment equity has seen all of its companies becoming partners of choice within their specific areas of business. The group’s operating companies include Tarsus Technologies (South Africa’s largest IT distributor), Platinum Micro, A.C.T. (the niche market consumables distributor), ChannelWare (reseller centres in outlying areas) and Printacom (OKI Printing Solutions).
About Royal Bafokeng Holdings (Pty) Limited (RBH)
Royal Bafokeng Holdings (Pty) Limited (RBH) is responsible for the management and development of the commercial assets of the Royal Bafokeng Nation (RBN), with the overall business objective of maximising their returns to enable the RBN to deliver sustainable benefits to the community.