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‘SWITCH TO PORTABLE SOLAR POWER’ ADDS VOLTEX TO ITS GROWING LIST OF RETAILERS

Voltex, a proudly Bidvest company and wholly owned subsidiary of the Bidvest Group Limited, is the latest addition to a fast growing list of retailers embracing the ‘Switch to Portable Solar Power’ campaign.  Voltex’s involvement will see the stocking of Ecoboxx 120, Ecoboxx 160 and WakaWaka products in both its Worcester and West Coast stores.

A leading stockist and reseller of a vast and comprehensive range of electrical and lighting products, Voltex is the largest electrical distributor in Southern Africa.  Its market covers many areas including commercial, industrial, residential and mining as well as energy efficiency.

“The inclusion of leading portable solar power products such as Ecoboxx and WakaWaka into the Voltex product offering was a natural fit and one which made perfect sense,” says Shawn Roets, Western Cape Regional Manager, Voltex.  “We are expecting great results and are excited to be able to offer these safe, sustainable, cost-effective and environmentally friendly products to our customers.”

“With 53 retail outlets nationwide we look forward to working with Voltex to expand our presence across South Africa, thereby continuing to grow the use of portable solar power countrywide,” concludes Ryan Steytler, Director, Sungrid Group.

‘SWITCH TO PORTABLE SOLAR POWER’ ENJOYS POSITIVE UPTAKE ACROSS SOUTH AFRICA’S RETAIL MARKET

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“It has been a great few months for ‘Switch to Portable Solar Power’ in the local retail market, with positive uptake by both local retailers and consumers alike,” says Ryan Steytler, Director Product Innovation, In2Brands.  The ‘Switch to Portable Solar Power’ campaign, launched earlier this year, seeks to provide safe, sustainable, cost-effective and environmentally friendly solutions to Africa’s pressing energy problem.

“Our winter is far from over, bringing with it endless load shedding,” says Steytler.  “We are committed to ensuring these products are easily accessible to the South African consumer, with retail proving the best avenue.”

Available at Outdoor Warehouse, ACDC Express Stores, Wellness Warehouse on Kloof, Dad’s Toys (Canal Walk) and Space TV (Woodstock), a selection of the Ecoboxx and WakaWaka range can also be purchased online via takealot.com, iWarehouse.co.za, sustainable.co.za, outdoorwarehouse.co.za and ACDC.co.za with plans to expand across additional retail outlets underway.

“Solar is a growing industry,” says Michael Kriel, Outdoor Warehouse. “Whilst we already stock various other solar brands, the quality, price and service received from In2Brands made the decision to include its products in our portfolio an easy one.”

Comprising a full range of portable plug-and-play solar products capable of addressing any power requirement, ‘Switch to Portable Solar Power’ includes In2Brand’s own locally designed and created “Ecoboxx”, and the Dutch “WakaWaka” for which it enjoy exclusive sales rights within Africa.  Both make use of the very latest in patented solar technology to supply electricity to those in need.