Otto Marketing

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58 Wakis Avenue
Cape Town, Strijdom Park, Randburg
Western Cape  2116
South Africa
+27 11 791 1033
+27 11 791 1187
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Otto Marketing

Otto Marketing was established in 1990 by Barry Culligan as an agent for Hirose Electric Co, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of interconnect solutions. Since then the company has continued year on year. In 2009 Otto was appointed as the sole agent for Simcom Wireless Solutions, the largest manufacturer of wireless modules in Asia.

In 2010 Otto was appointed as the SA agent for G-Top, Taiwan's leading designer and manufacturer of GPS modules. Otto Wireless Solutions was established in 2010 to offer full support for the Wireless products from SIMCom and G-Top.

The Otto companies operate from a 1000 square meterpemises in Strijdom Park, in the North of Johannesburg, and have over 50 employees. Our product range includes complete GSM and GPS solutions, GPRS and 3G modems, RF cables and antennas, connector products, cables, cable assemblies, USB cables and connectors, memory card sockets (SIM, SD, micro and mini SD etc) , cable assemblies, termination and test equipment for cabling, buzzers, and PCB accessories.

Otto Marketing and Otto Wireless Solutions are ISO9000 certified, ensuring consistent quality and on-time deliveries. Otto is also a full member of the IPC and strives to meet IPC level 2 or 3 on all cable assembly products. Most of our assembly staff have received IPC training. Otto is fully compliant with the best quality practices, and through a philosophy of 100% testing of all manufactured cable assemblies, returns are negligible, normally arising through drawing revisions rather than faulty workmanship.

In addition Otto Marketing is a level 4 (75%) compliant BEE certified company. We offer our clients custom cable assemblies ranging from RF to heavy current and automotive harnesses. Our production facility is equipped with specialized wire and cable preparation machinery. Our main emphasis is on quality of crimp and termination and this ensures that our products survive even the most hostile environments. Our operators and assembly line staff have over 100 years experience in customized cable assemblies.

All cables undergo stringent inspection at each stage of production, and, once completed, each cable is tested for exact conformance to the clients specification. Our Go-No-Go system maintains our zero reject ratio and we supply a certificate of conformance for each delivery.

Although specialised in medium to high volume manufacture, Otto also offers a JIT 24 to 48 hour turnaround time for small runs for evaluation purposes (provided that the components are in stock).

We believe that competent, motivated, enthusiastic and well trained people offer our clients the best possible solutions. Our sales team of 7 is headed by our sales manager, Mark Coxen and our regional manager for the Western Cape, Don Todd. Operations Manager, Steve Reddy, manages our production team with 7 supervisors operating 6 production lines ensuring quality products reach our clients on time.

Barry Culligan is the founder and owner of Otto Marketing. With over 30 years in the connector and cable business, both in South Africa and Europe, he has a great deal of experience and knowledge to share with the market. Barry is responsible for financial and marketing functions of the company.

Mark Coxen is our Sales Manager, heads our sales team, a qualified military artisan in radio and radar and over 7 years experience in industrial products, electronics, electrical, and cable assemblies, Mark is always available to our clients and ensuring we meet their demands. Peter Woodward is the logistics manager of Otto, and is responsible for imports, purchasing and dispatch. Peter been with Otto for 16 years, and has yet to take a day of sick leave.

Steve Reddy is our operations manager and is responsible for all production in the cable assembly factory. Steve has a wealth of production and management experience going back to his days as a senior manager of TMSA (Telephone Manufactures of SA, later Marconi SA), and is a great asset to the company. Marguerite Compion is our highly experienced and competent HR manager, and is also responsible for training, staff education and motivation, BEE compliance, and the smooth running of the office in general.

Don Todd started at what was Plessey in 1989 as a Product Engineer on Telecomms and worked as the engineer on the company's biggest product for 9 years controlling and implementing design changes as well as configuration management. In 1997 he was appointed as Telecomms Support Manager to head a team of support engineers and technicians supporting the company's various telecommunication products. In 1999 he was appointed as a project manager for the Telecomms Division and his main responsibility was to develop a range of propriety digital terminals and telephones for the PABX. In 2004 he joined Otto Marketing as the Regional Manager for the Western and Eastern Cape regions. His technical experience makes him a valuable member of the team.

Pokes Masho is the RF field application engineer, and is responsible for giving our customers and staff full technical support for all wireless and RF products, including antennae. Pokes has gained a great deal of experience in his previous job with Poynting Antenna's , and offers excellent technical support, advice and service for these products.

Jan Dirk (JD) Visagie is our Wireless Product Specialist and provides technical support to the SIMCom and other wireless products.
JD matriculated from Randburg High in 1999 and then obtained his National Diploma in Electrical Engineering in 2002 at Pretoria Technicon, with specialization in Digital Technology. JD started his career in electronic manufacturing in 2002 at Sabertek, where he gained extensive knowledge and experience in the testing, repair, calibration and soldering of various electronic products.
In 2006 JD joined SurePaw Technologies and furthered his career in electronic procurement, purchasing, technical support and production management. His wide range of abilities and drive will always play a positive role.

Martin Naven has is our Interconnect Product Specialist.Martin has a wealth of experience within the electronics industry both locally and in Europe, after completing his education at King Edward VII high school he spent two years with the military in the communications sector, and a further 2 years at technical college, Martin started his career in electronic component distribution with Electrolink in the mid 1980’s and then joined Altech where he was responsible for various sales and marketing functions.

In 1998 Martin left SA for the United Kingdom and joined TTI Incorporated in 2000 as a Field Sales Engineer based in Ireland and dealing mainly with the major subcontract manufacturers Nortel Networks,Flextronics,Motorola. In 2002 he was appointed as Branch Connector Product Manager for the UK, Ireland and South Africa responsible for managing strategic connector manufacturers, Amphenol, Molex, Tyco, FCI at TTI inc in the UK.

Koena Moloto has worked in a high pressured internal sales environment, represented South Africa at WALT DISNEY WORLD as Cultural Representative, and gained customer relations management in an array of international institutions. On returning to South Africa in 2006, Koena was offered a position as stores supervisor at Otto Marketing. Koena manages all aspects of Otto's customer relations and client queries.

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