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News / March 12, 2020

Inductive Automation Designates Element8 an Authorized Ignition Distributor

Will Provide Local Ignition Sales, Support, and Training

Inductive Automation has named Element8 an Authorized Ignition Distributor for South Africa. Element8 looks forward to expanding on Ignition’s enthusiastic following in South Africa — and furthering the Ignition sense of community there among integrators and other users.

“We’re very excited to be expanding the Ignition network with Element8 in South Africa,” said Annie Wise, director of international distribution at Inductive Automation. “We trust that Element8 will be an extension of Inductive Automation and its mission as it provides local business development, sales, and support in South Africa.”

“We welcome this news, not only for ourselves but more so for the southern African Industrial Software community," said Jaco Markwat, managing director at Element8. "It is our vision to build this distributorship hand-in-hand with our system integrator partners, providing our customers with a more flexible, more cost-effective product stack, with a focus on fast, efficient, and responsive technical support.”

Authorized Ignition Distributors provide local sales, support, and training in regions where Inductive Automation does not have offices. Authorized Ignition Distributors have comprehensive knowledge of local markets. They also have experience in industrial automation and in sales and marketing.

About Element8: Element8 is a South African Industrial Software distributor focusing on Ignition SCADA, Canary Historian, and Flow Information Platform. For more information, visit

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Inductive Automation creates industrial software that empowers organizations to swiftly turn great ideas into reality by removing all technological and economic obstacles. By cross-pollinating IT with SCADA technologies, Inductive Automation created Ignition software, the first universal industrial application platform with unlimited potential. Ignition empowers industrial organizations around the world and in virtually every industry, with an outstanding software platform and top-notch support. For more information, visit