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South Ocean Holdings Limited (South Ocean) is listed on the main board of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange in the Electronic and Electrical Equipment Sector. It is the holding company of a group of three operating subsidiary companies. These are South Ocean Electric Wire Company (Pty) Ltd, a cable manufacturing company, Radiant Group (Pty) Ltd, an importer and distributor of lighting and electrical products, and Anchor Park Investments 48 (Pty) Ltd, a property owning company.
Radiant Group (Pty) Ltd (Radiant), is a wholly owned subsidiary of South Ocean Holdings. Radiant comprises of three product divisions: light fittings; lamps/light bulbs and electrical products. Radiant is the leading supplier of Light Fittings in South Africa and a major supplier of lamps. Radiant also has a growing share in the electrical accessories market – from plugs to extension cords and heaters. Its key markets are construction, new infrastructure development and housing, residential, industrial and commercial.
The Radiant business began operations in 1990 when acquired by Mr. Hanan Schwartz. With the growth of the business and customer demands for a wider product range offering, the first light fittings were imported in 1993.
The business continued to experience rapid growth and in 1998 a host of private investors came on board resulting in further expansions. In 2000 Radiant diversified into the Lamp business through a joint venture with Lohuis. The overall product offering was expanded and ultimately justified the buyout and incorporation of the subsidiary divisions.
The Electrical products division was started in 2005 as a means to further satisfy the demands of an existing customer base. To reflect the change in focus and incorporate the three divisions, the Radiant Group brand was launched in 2007. Within the same year Radiant Group was acquired by South Ocean Holdings Limited.
Radiant imports light fittings, lamps/light bulbs and electrical accessories for distribution to customers in South Africa and seventeen African countries.
The Radiant brand is recognisable in the African market, due to its reputation as a supplier of a wide range of high quality, competitively priced products. It successfully services electrical wholesalers, mass retailers, specialised lighting shops and lighting designers. Radiant prides itself on the size of its range which includes approximately 3,800 light fittings, 1000 different lamps, 1400 different electrical and over 300 LED products, making it the largest supplier of lighting and electrical products in Africa. The company is constantly expanding its range of innovative and aspirational products.
The application of Radiant products can be seen in multiple venues ranging from shopping centres, retail outlets, corporate offices, industrial warehouses, hotels, residential homes etc. Past projects include: Montecasino – Fourways, Johannesburg Standard Bank Spar – National franchises in South Africa Pick ‘n Pay - National Stores across South Africa Rosebank Hotel – Rosebank, Johannesburg Hotels in India Investec Bank Radiant was responsible for the conceptualisation and installation of the renowned Traxon range of LED panels in Investec’s reception area. The Radiant ‘wall of lights’ consists of 288 panels, each of which measures 500mm x 500mm. Each panel contains 64 pixels of LED lighting and changes colour continuously, creating a breath-taking visual canvas.
What 4 Electronics
What4 Electronics was established in July 2009. In September 2013, the company was bought by JSE listed group South Ocean Holdings, and incorporated into a division of Radiant Group (Pty) Ltd (Radiant) to offer the latest technological and trendy accessories, extending and complementing existing technologies, and taking advantage of opportunities in less cyclical end markets, such as the television accessory and audio visual sphere.
To mention a few, the brands and products available are: iPearl, Beats by Dr. Dre, Apple, Philips, and Kindle amongst others, which can be viewed at www.what4electronics.co.za.
The What4 brand is a respected brand in the market, and their exclusive listing of electronic goods for distribution in the country strengthens the depth and breadth of the Radiant product portfolio. What4 Electronics believes in providing customers with a different kind of experience. This is their passion.
Radiant is a SABS ISO9001:2015 certified company, prides itself in offering excellent quality products to the trade at competitive prices.
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