Zinox wins election deal

Zinox Technologies has won a deal worth over USD141 million to supply voter registration technologies to Nigeria.

Zinox, an associate of South Africa-based Mustek, will supply 80 000 Direct Data Capture (DDC) units for the January voter registration in Nigeria. This is the lion’ s share of an award of contracts to 3 companies for a total of 132 000 units.

Each unit comprises a Notebook, Fingerprint Reader, Printer, External Storage Unit, Camera and External extended battery, all housed in a single travel case to facilitate portability and accessibility into rural areas.  

Zinox Technologies Limited is described as West Africa’ s most integrated ICT firm. It was jointly founded in 2001 by Mustek, with a 30% shareholding, and Leo Stan Ekeh, who still heads up the operation today. Mustek has reduced its shareholding to 12% due to the acquisition of majority stakes in TD Technologies and Task Systems.

TD Technologies is the pioneer distributor in West Africa for Acer, APC, Cisco, Dell, D-Link, Epson, HP, IBM, Microsoft, and Toshiba. Task Systems is an ICT Solutions company leading the industry with the implementation of various ICT projects in the Oil and Gas, Banking, Telecoms, Manufacturing and Government sectors.

Mustek CEO David Kan said the deal was significant to the company because it was: “ not simply a box-drop supply contract, but a turnkey solution developed by Zinox specifically for the Independent National Electoral Commission.”

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