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Lumotech (Pty) Ltd. ("Lumotech") commenced operations in South Africa in 1957 under the name of Derek Riley & Co. (Pty) Ltd. In 1967 the factory moved to Uitenhage, and the company's name was changed to Hella (South Africa) (Pty) Ltd. In 1989, Hella Germany sold 40% of its shareholding to Metair Investments Limited. In 1993 Metair acquired the balance of the shareholding and in March 2009 the company’s name changed again to Lumotech (Pty) Ltd.

Lumotech has access to a multitude of facilities and technical resources, through technical aid agreements with Hella GermanyAutomotive Lighting and Koito in Japan. 

Lumotech, through its traditional range of products, has developed high-level skills in the injection moulding field, and also applies these skills to a wide range of other specialised injection moulded products and markets.

A broad range of engineering and commodity thermoplastic and thermosetting raw materials, both imported and locally sourced, are used in the moulding process, giving Lumotech the know-how to manufacture components for all spheres of industry. Hot plate, vibration and ultrasonic welding equipment is available, and many components are assembled daily using these techniques.

The Lumotech core values centere on customer orientation, employee participation, honesty, integrity and reliability. These, together with a non-discriminatory and a healthy and safe working environment, complement the values of creativity and innovation.

View a summary of our company's Historical Milestones.


  • Headlights
  • Tail lights
  • Reflectors
  • Plastic injection
  • mouldings
  • Commercial lighting
  • Streetlights
  • Warehouse lights


  • Uitenhage