The JSE-listed Autopage Holdings is purchased and significant growth is recorded in all the group’s acquisitions.
The group’s thrust into information technology is spearheaded by the listing of Fintech in 1986.
The group comprises holding company Ventron, with five listed subsidiaries, Altron, Altech, Fintech, Powertech and Autopage Holdings, each operating in a well- defined field of technology.
In 1987, Fintech acquires Rank Xerox South Africa and Altech acquires UEC Projects.
In the same year Powertech acquires the remaining shareholding in ASEA Sweden and Stromberg South Africa from Stromberg in Finland.
In 1989 Fintech acquires a majority shareholding in NCR Corporation of South Africa.