Motorola incorporated was founded in Chicago, USA, in 1928. Due to global expansion within the radio communications field, a South African branch was consolidated through a distributor in 1963.

As a result of the fast growing communications market in South Africa, Motorola opened in a corporate office in Wynberg (Johannesburg) in 1975.

In 1985 Motorola South Africa (Pty) Limited became a wholly owned subsidiary of Allied Technologies Limited (Altech). The Motorola two-way products were merged under the distribution arm of Alcom Systems, a division of Altech.

As a result of world trading changes and an emerging dealer market in South Africa, Alcom Radio (Pty) Ltd was registered in 1996 to cater for the supply of two-way radio product to this newly formed indirect reseller channel.


Serving the needs of commercial, government, public safety agencies and leisure markets, ARD offers Motorola’s highest quality and most reliable integrated information and communications products and services.

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Alcom Radio has a wide range of Motorola Digital two-way radios that cater for diverse communication requirements of a broad range of industries and environments.