Custom OEM Solutions

Custom OEM Solutions

Custom OEM Solutions

Custom OEM Solutions by PLC Technologies South Africa

When a standard product doesn’t work, PLC Technologies can engineer a solution for you. Teaming expert engineering with in-house manufacturing, PLC Technologies can provide turn-key solutions for your unique data communication problem.

By Definition: A product solution that is designed or modified to meet an individual or organization’s specification because their unique application or use case is not being met by a standard, mass-produced product.

Specialized product development has been a core service of PLC Technologies since 2008. We’ve designed and manufactured value-added products for 75 of the Fortune 100, system integrators, VARs, OEMs and start-ups. Satisfied customers around the world find that modified products save them time, money and headache. Keep your resources focused on what you do best, and put your data communications problems in the hands of PLC Technologies — your cellular, wireless, Ethernet, fiber, USB, and serial experts.

Benefits of a V.A.P Solution for You

  • When standard products won’t work, PLC Technologies can engineer the solution.
  • Tailored solutions are available on a low-volume basis.
  • In-house design, engineering and manufacturing in Gauteng or Cape Town, South Africa
  • Customer can focus on their expertise and not on data communications, which is PLC Technologies’ expertise.

Signals that a V.A.P. is Needed

If you find yourself saying any of these, you may need a custom product solution:

  1. “We’d like to use this in our kit, but would like it look like one of our own products.”
  2. “PLC Technologies has a product that does this. I wish it could do that.”
  3. “This product is perfect for our application, I just wish it came with this out of the box.”
  4. “These (3) PLC Technologies parts satisfy my application need, but I’d like to have them shipped to all of these project sites already pre-wired and mounted on a panel.”

Unique Solutions for Unique Applications

Product design – Teaming in-house design engineering with on-site manufacturing, PLC Technologies can build the product needed for your unique application. Services include hardware/software engineering, prototypes, production, documentation, and testing. A few of the many design options available include connector types, wide range power inputs, rugged connectors, isolation, wide-temperature, mounting options, and more. High volume quantities not required.

Variations of standard products

Need a pin-out change or an extra LED? Because we engineer and manufacture in-house, these minor types of changes to PLC Technologies standard products can be done quickly and economically. Quantities as low as 50 pieces.

OEM private labeling

Expand your product offering instantly – from a simple label change to a complete make-over with label, case color, documentation and packaging. We do this all the time for companies whose names you’d instantly recognize.

Cable assemblies

Quality custom cabling and wiring harnesses made to your specifications. UL, CSA and TUV tested. We can also recommend upgrades or redesigns of your existing cable assemblies to improve performance or reduce manufacturing and installation costs. As low as 100 pieces.

Engineering In-House

PLC Technologies has designed and built data connectivity products for more than a decades, starting with an RS-232 tester back in 2005. PLC Technologies data networking products include emerging technologies as well as connectivity solutions that link legacy equipment to modern networks.

PLC Technologies is committed to and continually invests in R&D. We have design teams located at our company headquarters in Cape Town, South Africa as well as Centurion, Gauteng. From board design to the manufacturing floor,we understand our products from the inside out.


Wi-Fi, Cellular, Proprietary RF, Ethernet, USB, Fiber Optic, and Serial technologies.

Expert Team

Project managers, hardware, embedded and software engineers, PCB designers plus manufacturing and quality control engineers take the product from concept through design to prototype, testing, compliance and production.

Development Process

Robust development processes from concept to launch – with quality checks along the way – ensure products meet the intended application’s requirements.


Experienced test engineers and on-site EMC facilities qualify products for FCC and CE regulatory compliances and also for the standards and requirements of harsh industrial applications.

Manufacturing In-House

PLC Technologies’s manufacturing facilities in South Africa are ISO9001:2008 Standards Certified. On-site manufacturing ensures that quality control processes, component selection, testing procedures, production lines, and final packaging meet our exacting standards.

Precision Production

Products are built with leading-edge, up-to-date manufacturing processes and equipment by detail minded people. We strive to ensure that products meet the most demanding aspects of the customer’s application.

  • High variety, low to high volume production quantities
  • Short lead times
  • Efficient build processes
  • Automated surface mount technology as well as hand soldering and assembly
  • On time delivery


  • 100% functionality testing
  • In process inspection (AOI, automated optical inspection)
  • Calibrated test and rework tools (traceable to international standards)

Regulatory Compliance & Certification

PLC Technologies delivers quality products following Stringent regulatory processes. We offer compliance with the following standards:

  • FCC
  • CE
  • UL, UL508
  • NEMA TS1 & TS2
  • IEEE 1613
  • IEC 61850-3
  • RoHS & RoHS II Compliant (Directive 2002/95/EC)



IPC Standards Certified:

ANSI/J-STD-001D, Requirements for Soldered Electrical and Electronic Assemblies

IPC-A-610 C, Acceptability of Electronic Assemblies, Class 3

IPC-7721, Repair and Modifications of Printed Boards and

Electronic Assemblies

REACH EU (Directive 1907/2006)

SMTA (Surface-Mount Technology Association) member

Package Modification

A quick product change can be as simple as applying a different label to a standard product, rebranding documents with your company’s name and logo – instantly adding value to an off-the-shelf product.

Customer Benefits:

  • Instant product
  • Leverage existing designs
  • Protect their market

Typical Timeframe:

  • Minimum units: 50
  • Turnaround: 4-6 weeks