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Press Release / February 21, 2024

Inductive Automation Expands Cooperation with Authorized Ignition Distributor Element8

Element8 Will Provide Ignition Sales, Support, and Training in 12 Additional African Countries

Inductive Automation has named Element8 an Authorized Ignition Distributor for Angola, Botswana, Comoros, Democratic Republic of Congo, Kingdom of Eswatini (Swaziland), Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Tanzania, and Zimbabwe. This development takes place against the background of the success Element8 has had with Inductive Automation’s Ignition software in Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Seychelles, and South Africa — furthering the sense of community there among Ignition integrators and users.

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, and have experience in industrial automation, sales, and marketing.

“Element8 is a proven partner who can now support more integrators across their community,” says Annie Wise, Senior Sales Manager - Partners. “We are delighted that this expansion will provide the opportunity for them to share their passion, expertise, and care across more countries.”

Element8 was established in 2020 and is based in Johannesburg. Jaco Markwat, team lead of the company, says, “Our mission at Element8 is to ensure a data-driven and flourishing future for all in our industry. We’re excited to expand this mission to the entire Southern African Development Community (SADC) region. This offers opportunities for market expansion and business collaboration. Ignition removes the traditional barriers of cost, complexity and scalability. The unlimited platform for SCADA, IIoT, MES, and more has seen phenomenal acceptance and growth in Southern Africa. We look forward to sharing what we’ve learnt with our partners, current and new, supporting and enabling the SADC community for sustainable transformation.”

Element8 is a South African industrial software distributor focusing on Ignition SCADA, Sepasoft MES, Canary Historian, and Flow Information Platform. For more information, visit