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Holden to replace Abraham at Bytes

Altron has named Andrew Holden as the successor to Rob Abraham at its subsidiary, Bytes Technology Group. The long-serving Abraham will step down as Bytes CEO on 29 February 2016, with Holden to step in as operations executive for information technology. In recent

Altron’s year of expensive lessons

JSE-listed technology group Altron will in future be a significantly smaller business focused on the IT and telecommunications industries as it sheds non-core assets and loss-making businesses, especially in the legacy power infrastructure side of its business. Robbie Venter has resolved

Duncan McLeod
Troubled Altron seeking new blood

It’s been 50 years since Bill Venter, then a 33-year-old telecommunications engineer, founded Allied Electric, the company that would go on to become the Altron group. Alongside publication of its results for the year ended February 2015, Altron

Perfect storm hits Altron

Reduced demand for set-top boxes, poor sales of Altech’s much-hyped Node product, the loss of a television assembly business, tough trading conditions at Autopage Cellular and poor performance at

Altron warns of slump in profits

Altron, the technology and engineering group that owns Altech, Bytes and Powertech, warned on Thursday that its headline earnings for the year to end-February 2015 were likely to slump by at least 40% due to “difficult trading conditions”. Basic earnings per

Bytes helps offset earnings laggards at Altron

Powertech and Altech Autopage have acted as a drag on technology group Altron’s earnings for the six months ended 31 August 2014, but this has been offset, to a degree, by strong performances from IT services group Bytes and other businesses in the group’s TMT division. For the interim

Altron turns in sparkling results

Altron appears to be firing on all cylinders. The technology group, which owns Altech, Bytes and Powertech, has reported a 49% improvement in normalised headline earnings per share on the back of a 12% improvement in revenue. It has hiked its dividend to 80c/share, from 60c in 2013. The strong performance was underpinned

Altron expects leap in earnings

A strong performance by Altron’s newly created TMT division, which includes subsidiaries Bytes and Altech, is expected to underpin a sharp rise in the group’s earnings in the year to 28 February 2014. Altron informed shareholders on Thursday that it expects its headline earnings per share for the full year to be between

Altron overhauls brand identity

JSE-listed Altron, fresh from buying out minority shareholders in subsidiary Altech and delisting it from the stock exchange, has radically overhauled its corporate identity. The move comes after Altron, which was founded in 1965 by telecommunications engineer

Altech, lower margins knock Altron

Despite good revenue growth of 11% in the six months ended 31 August 2012, JSE-listed Altron’s profits have been pummelled due to margin pressure and writedowns at subsidiary Altech. For the period, Altron reported operating profit before capital items of R586m, from R627m previously. However, the problems at Altech