About emerce Africa

Driven by future values

With the ambition to be closer to you, we founded emerce Africa (Pty) Ltd in Cape Town’s suburb Woodstock in 2019. emerce Africa is a 100% subsidiary of the leading global specialist in photovoltaic system technology, SMA Solar Technology AG, based in Kassel, Germany – and thereby benefiting from its 35 years of experience in this field. We have the vision of providing people with fully independent energy supplies using decentral renewable energy, and thereby face challenges such as load shedding and power outages.


Expertise with foundation

Our staff in South Africa complements deals with the order-to-cash process and acts as interface to the logistics service provider – and is always available, if necessary. Our young, driven emerce team consists of finance and sales experts as well as our SMA service. It is supported by product and supply chain managers, as well as experts in fields such as logistics, e-commerce and marketing of the emerce GmbH. The emerce Africa Management Board is represented by Thorsten Ronge and Sven Bedbur.


Bringing together installers and sellers across end-to-end distribution chains, the emerce shop offers a one-stop platform for photovoltaic, HVAC, e-Mobility, energy storages and smart home players throughout the world. Our convenient distribution channel lets sellers benefit from a seamless transactional journey, while buyers can look forward to a wide range of diverse, high-quality products from reputable sources. At the emerce shop, everybody wins!


Beyond PV

Solar may be our cornerstone, but emerce knows so much more than that. Whether you want storage or HVAC equipment such as heating, ventilation, and air conditioning parts; smart home components or security systems, we can help with our wide range of products and services. Long-lasting and durable, emerce provides fully customized solutions to your solar or smart energy needs, all easily accessible at our online marketplace.

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Energy system expertise

Every solar and smart energy system relies on an inverter. Combined with our parent company, SMA Solar Technology AG, we have an installation portfolio of 8.5 GW in 18 countries as well as over 35 years of experience. Our approach to sector coupling ensures that there’s an increased integration of energy end-use and suppliers for everyone to benefit from. Active participation in all areas of solar and smart energy, from home rooftop installations to commercial business development, is why emerce can help everyone achieve their full solar potential.




International presence

Currently active in several international locations, emerce understands how to manage local regulations and product requirements, consistently meeting specific logistic and export needs. This means you can be confident that we will deliver the correct system to you on time, in accordance with the emerce values of convenience and quality. Operating chiefly in Hungary, the Middle East, and Sub-Saharan Africa, we plan to expand across further markets in the future.

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