Alternative Living and Technical Solutions for Africa (ALTSA) was created by an experienced group of Industrial Engineers, ex-Eskom Management and Equity Fund Management to address the need for more efficient energy solutions on the context of rapidly rising electricity costs that has become a reality in South Africa.
We only partner with companies that deliver the best quality, energy efficiency and exhibit the flexibility to rapidly deliver new solutions based on unique requirements.
With an average 15 years experience in the industry, the ALTSA team is dedicated to delivering the best clean and efficient energy solutions available on the market today.
ALTSA has successfully completed installations at more than 100 local businesses throughout South Africa.
" Netcare embarked on a journey to upgrade old inefficient lighting throughout its hospital network in 2015. This project came with challenges as it entailed well over a hundred thousand luminaires across 41 facilities, facilities that needed to stay functional and operational through the upgrade. The project was successfully completed in two phases in 2017.
The logistics to carry out a project of this magnitude across a national footprint was immense, especially considering that the range of luminaire types were more than 50 different replacement solutions. As can be expected, a project of this magnitude would not come without challenges. ALTSA handled these challenges graciously and left Netcare with an end product that is of good quality and handled the project effectively. "
Johan DurandEnvironmental Sustainability Manager
ALTSA has received the following International and National certifications, ensuring that product line is of the highest standard and quality. ALTSA offers a 3-5 year guarantee on our LED lighting solutions.
The FCC Declaration of Conformity or the FCC label or the FCC mark is a certification mark employed on electronic products manufactured or sold in the United States which certifies that the electromagnetic interference from the device is under limits approved by the Federal Communications Commission.
Compliance with the Australian EMC regulations is mandatory and they apply to almost all electronic products supplied to the Australian market. Application of the RCM / C-Tick mark signifies compliance with appropriate Australian EMC standard.
The KC (Korea Certification) certification mark signifies compliance with Korea’s product safety requirements for electrical and electronic equipment and components that utilise power from AC 50-1000V. Certification is ultimately issued by certification bodies that have been approved by the Korea Standards Association.
TÜV SÜD is a world leader in product testing and certification. We provide testing to international standards and directives that are endorsed by leading quality and safety marks.
CE marking is a mandatory conformity marking for certain products sold within the European Economic Area (EEA) since 1985. CE marking recognizable worldwide, it is in that sense similar to the FCC Declaration of Conformity used on certain electronic devices sold in the United States.
UL is an American worldwide safety consulting and certification company, known as Underwriters Laboratories. UL participates in the safety analysis of many new technologies, drafting of safety standards for electrical devices and components.
The Low Voltage Directive (LVD) 2006/95/EC is one of the oldest Single Market Directives adopted by the European Union before the "New" or " Global " Approach. The Directive provides common broad objectives for safety regulations, so that electrical equipment approved by any EU member country will be acceptable for use in all other EU countries.
RoHS is the acronym for Restriction of Hazardous Substances. Directive 2002/95/EC, originated in the European Union and restricts the use of specific hazardous materials found in electrical and electronic products.
Over the years ALTSA has been awarded a number of accolades, assuring our position in the market as an innovative brand with exceptional dedication to quality.
The Red Dot Design Award is an international product design and communication design prize awarded by the Design Zentrum Nordrhein Westfalen in Essen, Germany.There are prize categories for product design, design agencies, and design concepts.
The iF logo has become an internationally acknowledged symbol of outstanding design, and serves as a beacon for design interested audiences in the global economies.
The M TECHNOLOGY AWARD, organized by iF, is an annual open competition honoring outstanding supplier products on a broad international basis. The award process is in the reliable hands of the iF International Forum Design (Hanover).
We are proud to announce that ALTSA is a Level 1 BEE Certified Company. This is important to our company for a number of reasons, the first being the fact that we understand the value of Black Economic Empowerment(BEE). BEE is an important policy instrument aimed at broadening the economic base of the country and stimulating further economic growth and creating employment.
It is important to understand that BEE is not aimed at taking money and jobs from those who were considered as previously “advantaged” and giving it to those who were not, but rather it aims to redress the inequalities of the past through improved economic development and opportunity, thus improving South Africa's economy.
By being BEE certified, ALTSA qualifies as a “preferred” supplier to all businesses in South Africa. This benefits you, our valued client, as it enables your business to secure BEE points. We have official BEE documentation, available for download below.