Lumotech (Pty) Ltd. ("Lumotech") commenced operations in South Africa in 1957 under the name of Derek Riley & Co. (Pty) Ltd. In 1967 the factory moved to Uitenhage, and the Company's name was changed to Hella (South Africa) (Pty) Ltd. In 1989, Hella Germany sold 40% of its shareholding to Metair Investments Limited. In 1993 Metair acquired the balance of the shareholding. In March 2009 the company’s name changed again to Lumotech (Pty) Ltd.
Lumotech has a BBBEE level 3 rating which is supported by Metair’s full empowerment status. Royal Bafokeng Holdings (RBH) has acquired an equity stake in Metair . The deal was concluded in November 2006 and became effective early in January 2007.
The name Lumotech is synonymous with Quality and Reliability, and the manufactured products cover the Original Equipment market, Replacement market as well as the Aftermarket segments. The Lumotech product range consists of Automotive range: Headlights, Tail lights, Spot lights, Signal lights and Specialized Plastic Injection Mouldings. Commercial range: Energy efficient streetlights and warehouse lights marketed under the Envirolight brand.
Lumotech, through its traditional range of products, has developed high level skills in the injection moulding field, and also applies these skills to a wide range of other specialized injection moulded products and markets.
A broad range of engineering and commodity thermoplastic and thermosetting raw materials, both imported and locally sourced are used in the moulding process, giving Lumotech the know-how to manufacture components for all spheres of Industry. Hot Plate, Vibration and Ultrasonic welding equipment is available, and many components are assembled daily using these techniques.
Decorating of plastic parts by Direct Vacuum Metalizing, allows for many variations of the final product with processes to suit each specific requirement.
Most recently, programs have been implemented to further streamline production and optimize factory utilization as the Company prepares to become an increasingly competitive supplier to domestic and export markets.
Our capability for quality and for controlling our business processes has been proven through the accreditation by International auditors - Underwriters Laboratories of the following standards:- ISO9001 : 2000; ISO/TS16949 : 2002; ISO14001 : 2004 and the Q1 from Ford , thus we fulfill the specific demands of our customers.
We are proud of our highly experienced labour force, who are dedicated and well trained to perform a wide variety of complex functions.
The Lumotech core values centering on customer orientation, employee participation, honesty, integrity and reliability as well as non-discrimination, and a healthy and safe working environment, compliments the values of creativity and innovation.