Nigerian company Zinox Technologies, in which JSE-listed Mustek has a 12% stake, has landed a deal worth R1bn for voter registration machines.
Zinox must supply 132 000 machines to Nigeria’s Independent National Electoral Commission, making up the lion’s share of the contract, which was awarded to three companies.
Each unit comprises a notebook computer, fingerprint reader, printer, external storage unit, camera and external extended battery, all housed in a single travel case to facilitate portability.
Mustek and Nigerian businessman Leo Stan Ekeh founded Zinox in 2001. It had sales of US$158 in the year to March 2010. Profit after tax was $8m.
Mustek CEO David Kan says the project is “not simply a box-drop supply contract but a turnkey solution developed by Zinox specifically for the electoral commission.” — Staff reporter, TechCentral