Comtest (Pty) Limited (Comtest) was founded in 2005 to provide test and measurement, communications, equipment,solutions and specialized systems, to the Southern African market. Comtest was appointed as Fluke’s Master Distributor for South and Southern Africa in 2005.
At the end of that year, Comtest won Fluke’s “Best Distributor Award” at their annual meeting held in Vienna. Comtest also won the best “Start-up Company award from Fluke and is, in fact, the only start-up ever to be appointed Fluke’s distributor in any of the EMEA countries. Many new awards from Fluke and other Manufacturers have been added to the collection, since.
Comtest added a range of products to its offering during the next two years, forging alliances with twelve leading international companies in the test and measurement arena.
In 2010 Comtest moved into its own offices in Linbro Park and in November of that year acquired Instrotech (Pty) Limited (Instrotech). Instrotech was formed in 1981 to create high quality process control instrumentation and industrial electronics.
The company is a leading producer of weighing electronics, signal conditioners, process calibrators and digital display units with worldwide sales. Specialized products, such as the INSPECTA FFT tube leak detection system, have proved themselves on large power station boilers and gassifiers, worldwide. Instrotech also imports instrumentation with distribution rights for twelve reputable international products.
Active throughout all the main centres in South Africa and Southern Africa and with its eye on generating more export sales to Europe and beyond, Comtest’s vision includes adding new products to its own manufactured range as well as acquiring new companies, in line with its core business focus.