Who Are We?

Systems Integration Specialists

NJCSI are systems integrations specialists headquartered in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, and servicing a wide array of industries and clients nationwide. 

NJCSI’s team comprises highly skilled automation specialist engineers with internationally recognised qualifications who’ve been handpicked for both their engineering skills and their desire to produce innovative, world-class solutions. With strong IT backgrounds, our engineers help ensure seamless integration between plant and business.

Integrating Systems and Service

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While our business philosophy has always been to focus on quality rather than price, we provide outstanding value to customers by delivering superior systems integration solutions and superior human intellect. We understand that satisfied customers and suppliers are the foundation for long-term relationships and future growth.

We’re proud to have been selected as channel partners for Rockwell Automation and ABB for the design and implementation of their products.

About Our Founder

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Founder and CEO of NJCSI, Sarane Richard-Coombes graduated from the University of Natal in 2000 with a BSc degree in Electrical Engineering, specialising in control automation. Presently, Sarane heads up NJCSI in the role of Chief Executive Officer.

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“To create great work, you’ve got to love what you do” – Steve Jobs

Our Products

  • ABB
  • Rockwell Automation
  • HP
  • Acronis
  • Symantec
  • Phoenix
  • Indukey
  • Hirschmann
  • Advantech

Our Customers

  • Adcock Ingram
  • GlaxoSmithKline
  • Unilever
  • SAPPI Group
  • ArcelorMittal
  • Tongaat Hulett Group
  • Northam Platinum
  • Karbochem
  • African Amines
  • Ferro Dispersions
  • Hi Calibre Engineering
  • Hulamin Limited
  • Joburg Market
  • Johnson & Johnson (PTY) LTD
  • LignoTech
  • Mpact Operations (PTY) LTD
  • Nampak Glass
  • National Bioproducts Institute
  • Sancryl Chemicals
  • Transalloys (PTY) LTD


Profile of CEO:

Sarane Richard- Coombes holds a BSc. Honours degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Natal specialising in control and automation.

Sarane gained the trust and respect of the Managers and Engineers at the Lever Ponds Maydon Wharf factory during his 3 years of in service training. Upon graduation Sarane was offered employment at Unilever Boksburg, but his entrepreneurial spirit prevailed and he opted to establish his own business.

Sarane has 13 years of engineering experience at the Unilever factories in South Africa. In 2002 Rockwell Automation invited Sarane to be part of their Batch project team at SAB Chamdor in Krugersdorp. Sarane worked with 3 American Rockwell Engineers on the project and gained valuable experience. Rockwell Automation has since contracted NJCSI to work at Anglo Platinum in Rustenburg and this very complex project was successfully completed in 2 years. In 2005 Sarane teamed up with ABB to install two DCS systems – at Revertex Chemicals and Voermol feeds. This took the company to the next level, adding diversity to an already strong base. Sarane ensured the continued growth of NJCSI by negotiating some projects included DCS upgrades at BCL in Botswana, Karbochem, Sappi and Northam Platinum.

As CEO of NJCSI, Sarane continues to drive the business development aggressively, with a solid 30% growth per annum history over the past 10 years


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Our Channel Partners
ABB Rockwell Automation


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