Acer Africa

Acer Africa Will Assemble Monitors Locally To Cut Costs and Create Jobs

Acer Africa plans to manufacture select monitors in South Africa in a move to help reduce costs and create jobs. During the opening of the Acer Ignite Show Room yesterday, Country Director Glenn du Toit announced that two enterprise monitors will be produced at a new factory in Boksburg, Johannesburg and the range will extend to a new gaming monitor later this year.

The move to local assembly means that Acer can produce these displays at a much lower cost than importing them already assembled. This saves on import taxes and in some cases, Acer can use locally-produced materials to further reduce costs.

Acer Africa will start with two monitors at first. There is a 24-inch FHD 100Hz display and a 27-inch FHD 100Hz display. The company will then open up production lines to make a 27-inch QHD 165Hz gaming monitor later this year.

These monitors are expected to retail at a much lower price point than internationally-sourced products.

Acer Africa says that around 28 jobs will be created by this move. The company hopes that as the production line expands, more people can join the team. The factory where the monitors are being assembled employs mainly women from the nearby community

Production is expected to begin in July. You should be able to pick up these monitors in-store by the end of the year.

Acer has also opened up its Ignite Showroom at its head office in Rivonia, Johannesburg. This showroom plays host to a number of Acer products including projectors, creator and enterprise notebooks, displays and gaming hardware.

The showroom acts as a place where resellers and businesses can get hands-on with Acer products and test them out before deciding which of them suits their customers and employees best.

Acer also showcased a number of products across their “gadget” range which include portable power stations, water and air purifiers and solar panels. All of which are expected to launch in South Africa in the future.

Marco is the owner and founder of GLITCHED. South Africa’s largest gaming and pop culture website. GLITCHED quickly established itself with tech and gaming enthusiasts with on-point opinions, quick coverage of breaking events and unbiased reviews across its website, social platforms, and YouTube channel.

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