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March 2012 Surveillance

Pat Dickens, MD of Centurion, recently announced the successful acquisition of MyGSM, a company specialising in GSM-based products.

This acquisition will result in MyGSM’s two primary products being added to Centurion’s repertoire, while Andre Geyser – who previously worked for MyGSM as an electrical engineer – will assist Centurion’s Research and Development team in developing new products.

Christo Wentzel, formerly the managing member of the newly-acquired company will be joining the company to head up future developments in this field under the Centurion group. Wentzel ran MyGSM for the past year.

Graduating from the Vaal Institute of Technology in 1992 with a T3 in Electrical Engineering (Heavy Current), Wentzel has held a number of highly technical positions including electric arc furnace controller, master technician and engineering and manufacturing process manager. He was employed at South Africa’s premier steel manufacturer for six years, from 1993 until 1999.

“We are excited by this acquisition which we know will strengthen our position in the GSM market”, says Dickens.

Centurion, while mostly known for its high-quality gate automation products, released its own GSM product known as the G-Switch-22 – so named because it provides two inputs and two outputs – some two years ago. The acquisition of MyGSM is certain to expand this range by an incredible margin.

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