About Us

The Smart Idea Group Vision Our business is about people. We create exciting environments in which people grow.

Our hierarchy of needs:

Our People, Our Clients, Our Shareholders – in that order.

Why do we exist?

When our people grow, our clients grow: As our people grow, we learn how to deliver better solutions to problems – some of which our clients don’t know they have.  When we solve these problems, our client’s businesses grow more profitable (and we build their trust further).

When our clients’ business grows, they tell their people and their clients. When they tell their people and their clients, our business grows.

It’s really a simply philosophy – its called win-win. 

A World Class Leader in Document Solutions

Previously part of the Reunert Group of companies, the company has had a credible history spanning many years as a business leader, serving the needs of South Africa’s top companies. The company began life as Panasonic in the mid-80s and has retained its strength with this brand. In May 2017, Reunert Ltd agreed to uncouple the Distribution Business from the Direct B2B Branches. The Direct B2B business and the 3 branches were purchased by the current and previous senior management in an MBO in order to unlock greater value to the clients through a skilled, dedicated and innovative management team.

A new entity – The Smart Idea Company (Pty) Ltd was created for the more than 2 500 valued customers, over 4000 machines, 240 million (and growing) prints, and most importantly the wonderfully passionate and driven team of 130 men and women who make this formidable business deliver results every day to our valuable and mostly long-time clients.

The Smart Group is an Authorised Dealer for PanSolutions which distribute the ever reliable Kyocera Document Solutions in addition to being an authorised dealer for the never- say-die Panasonic PABX business systems. In addition to these global giants, The Smart Group has a Smart product and service offering, which has been specifically selected to enable your business technologically.

Decades of working with many leading companies has given us a birds-eye view of what good companies do better. Enabling us to fine-tune our offering and innovate.

The Group is led by MD Steve Tetluk, who has been in this industry since the early 90’s, and involved with the Panasonic OA business in various forms for 17 years.

Financial Director Trevor Dalton (CA) SA heads the Finance and administration Team; he has a wealth of experience and knowledge gained in senior positions across varied industries including Insurance, Tax, Office Automation and the motor industry.

Gareth Wilmot leads the sales teams around the country as Sales Director, ably assisted by the various Branch and Sales Managers across the country – he has held various Senior Sales positions in the group since 2000, culminating in GM for the largest branch in 2014 – Gauteng.

The Smart Group Structure and range of solutions

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Regional Sales and Service Points of Presence

With our own nationwide footprint in Gauteng, Cape Town and Durban in addition to a 12 strong regional dealer network, we are ideally placed to effectively manage service and supply regionally for you.

Regional dealer and branch points of presence:

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Leading Brands / Outstanding Products

The Smart Group has the capacity to support the largest electronics brands such as Kyocera Document Solutions and Panasonic PABX Systems and was recently approved as an Authorised ECN Service Provider for VoIP B2B.

Serving the needs of business for decades, we have the technical knowledge and business acumen to create systems that not only ensure you get the most out of your assets, but that streamline productivity and your business run better and more profitably. 

Providing a comprehensive range of business hardware

combined with state-of-the-art software applications, The Smart Group offers powerful tools to optimise your output. Through the services of highly professional IT Consultants, The Smart Group service bridges the gap between technology and business.

We offer a complete range business solutions including: 

  • Kyocera Low, medium and high volume A4 and A3 colour/monochrome multifunctional devices
  • Riso Comcolor Industrial High Volume Printers
  • Panasonic PABX systems and switchboards
  • ECN VoIP Solutions
  • Panasonic scanners and related software solutions.
  • Best of Breed CCTV Solutions
  • A wide range of Access Control
  • Star Leaf Video Conference Solutions
  • Innovolt Power Management & Consulting
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Our Head Office Complex 34 Monte Carlo Crescent, Kyalami Business Park, Kyalami, Johannesburg

With our Head Office based centrally in Kyalami, Midrand to effectively service the needs of our clients in Gauteng, The Smart Group offers nationwide service and support through a network of local PanSolutions dealers as well as our very own regional branches in Durban and Cape Town.

Meeting the needs of business and offering quick-turnaround with 24/7/365 service delivery (in our branches only) and a very responsive service in all regions in the economy.

Furthermore, The Smart Group has direct access to a PanSolutions dealer presence in neighbouring countries in the region including Swaziland, Botswana, Mozambique and Namibia. Thus extending innovation and service, beyond our borders.

Truly South African Intellectual Capital

As a proudly South African company, we’re committed to investing in the people and technology that make lives and business better. As a level 4 B-BBEE contributor, we’re firmly committed to building a company that reflects the South Africa we believe in. Every year, The Smart Group embarks on Socio-Economic Development and Enterprise Development initiatives that add value to the economy and the country. 

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Contact your friendly and professional team at any of The Smart Group branches to find a solution for each your unique technological needs.

Browse our website www.thesmartgroup.co.za

Call us for a professional, personal and insightful site evaluation by one of our very Smart Representatives:

  • JHB: 011 581 9000
  • CT: 021 200 7000
  • DBN: 031 981 1850
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Johannesburg Branch:

Kyalami Business Park, Midrand, Johannesburg

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Cape Town Branch:

Radnor Road, Parow Industria,
Cape Town

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Durban Branch:

Derby Downs Office Park, Westville,
Durban

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