IAC - Industrial Automation and Control

IAC - Industrial Automation and Control

Communica Building 53 Landmarks Avenue Samrand Business Park, Centurion

AboutIAC - Industrial Automation and Control

Industrial Automation & Control – a leading distributor of state-of-the-art products in South Africa

With more than 18 years of experience, a highly specialised team and a carefully selected portfolio of industrial solutions, IAC strives to be the leader in every market vertical that we enter. Our specialisation is taking a niche international product offering and adapting it into solutions for the unique requirements of the African market. We are a one stop distributor to the industrial market and supply the industry with:

  • Industrial Ethernet & Fiber Network Switches • Ruggedised Connectors • HMI • Converters
  • Wireless Networks • Digital Signage & Video Walls • Decentralised IP & Thermal Surveillance
  • Biometric & RFID Access Control • Perimeter Intrusion Detection Systems • Ruggedised Mobile Phones

All products are backed up by a competence centre assisting the client with design, consulting, technical support and training.

IAC was established as a specialist division of the Communica Group to distribute the Hirschmann industrial Ethernet range of products and established this brand as a standard in the local market. Hirschmann, the undisputed world market leader in Industrial Ethernet Communications, in partnership with IAC have seen their market share in South Africa grow to unparalleled levels. The Hirschmann offering consists of the broadest range of Industrial Ethernet products from a single vendor and has thus firmly established itself as the preferred network supplier to some of the largest Industrial Automation projects in South Africa.

In line with our vision to maintain our focus on ruggedised solutions for the African market, in 2004 IAC introduced the local market to Mobotix decentralised High Resolution IP Cameras. The partnership with Mobotix in Germany continues to grow from strength to strength with an ever increasing number of customers benefitting from the decentralised concept and leading edge technology that is unique to the Mobotix line such as 6MP mobile IP surveillance and entirely solar powered surveillance solutions to name but a few.

Recongnising the need to offer cost effective world class industrial networking solutions, IAC proudly added the Korenix range to its portfolio, a market leading brand in industrial networking and computing solutions with an extensive track record in providing innovative, value focused solutions to the industrial market.


Our product portfolio has expanded over time with the solutions being very carefully chosen to complement our vision and existing range. These include:

  • Eyevis Large Screen Displays designed for control rooms and monitoring centres. Thanks to its many years of experience and technological advantages, Eyevis is the ideal IAC partner for the realization of complete and customized large screen solutions.
  • Lumberg Automation Industrial Connectivity Solutions – quality connectors and wiring components for all areas of industrial automation technology.
  • Advantech Automation and Embedded computing products – a leader in providing trusted, comprehensive system integration, hardware, software, customer-centric design services, embedded systems, and automation products.
  • Harper Chalice – Electrified Perimeter Security and Perimeter Intrusion Detection Systems
  • RBH – Biometric & RFID Access Control

IAC is not a traditional automation product supplier. Our first priority is understanding the intricate needs of our customers and then formulating a solution that fits their application needs based on our extensive experience and world class partner profile. We work closely with our partners to promote growth and customer satisfaction, offer full training on all products and can assist with demos and presentations. Our training courses assist customers to improve their technical skills and take full advantage of product functionality and our Demo Room is used for showcasing the integration of our products as converged solutions allowing visitors to see for themselves the capabilities of our well rounded solution offering.

Over the years, IAC has established a proven track record with some of the most recognised names in market verticals such as mining, power generation & distribution, renewable energy, factory automation, food & beverage, automotive, water treatment, security and others through excellence in our offering of products and services. We continue to be the go-to provider when decisions are being made on critical infrastructure and future proof solutions.


IAC maintains a Level 1 B-BBEE certification and we are continually striving to achieve our targets with regards to Broad Based Black Economic Empowerment and remain committed to supporting companies tendering for business with government and large enterprise.



IAC’s vision is to be considered by our existing and future customers as the most reliable and preferred vendor of Industrial Ethernet & Networking products, IP & Thermal Surveillance equipment and large screen video wall systems and solutions for their industrial communications requirements.


To meet our vision, our success will be determined by the quality of the value we add in the solutions we offer, to meet our customer needs and simultaneously developing long term client relationships.