Limtech Corporate Profile

Limtech is a leading provider of CCTV, Fire Detection and Suppression, Access Control and Time & Attendance Solutions, specializing in Biometric Fingerprint Recognition. Limtech has offices in JHB and KZN with regional representation in all major centres around the country.

Limtech prides itself on the local manufacture, assembly, customization and support for a large product range of, local and international, hardware and software security solutions.

Limtech offers a complete security solution supporting: hardware solutions, software solutions, system installation, system training and system maintenance.

Limtech Security Solutions was founded by Limitless Investments in 1999. Hosken Consolidated Investments (HCI) invested into Limtech in September 2000. Limtech was awarded its Proudly South African Status in 2003.

In April 2014, Seartec, a member of the Deneb Investments Limited group of companies and distributors of the Sharp brand, acquired Limtech to diversify their product portfolio encompassing a complete technology offering for its customers.

This acquisition has given Limtech a national footprint and the operational support from a large company.

Directors and Management

  1. Chris Snell – Managing Director

  2. Mark McChlery – Director

  3. Bob Skinstad – Director

  4. Byron Grainger – Technical Manager

  5. Terry Donachie – Sales JHB

  6. Ian Gartrell – Sales KZN

  7. Carl Roberts – Sales Cape Town

Founded 42 years ago, Seartec is a leading distributor of Sharp products within South Africa. In 2014 the Seartec brand was re-launched in order to expand on a diversified product offering and to create a renewed focus on supplying exceptional technology and bespoke solutions to clients. Seartec is striding forward to change the technological landscape and redefine the meaning of innovation on the African continent through our new ethos of always SOLVING SMART.

With unrelenting commitment to innovation, Seartec has positioned itself as a key market contributor to both SMME’s and Corporate Businesses with their office automation, business and technology requirements and it guarantees a tailor-made solution that is efficient and future facing.

In 2013 respected business leader Mark McChlery, and recognised entrepreneur Bob Skinstad were appointed by the Seardel Board with the express intent to position and engineer the new Seartec brand, with a collective innovative mind and canny business approach.
Now as the appointed CEO and CMO respectively, this dynamic team is changing the South African technology industry from the inside out with a vibrant new energy and a relentless drive for success. From the early origins distributing calculators and personal electronics, to our recent rank as a respected marketing and distribution company of world-class technology, Seartec continues to be driven by the principle of Sharp, which is striving to produce and deliver “the best of the best”.

Limtech is a leading Security Solutions Provider of CCTV Surveillance; Biometric Access Control along with Time & Attendance; Fire Detection & Suppression and specializing in fingerprint biometrics. It prides itself on the local manufacture, assembly, customization and support for a large product range of both local and international security solutions. Limtech has extensive Reference Sites and supports customers throughout the country and into neighbouring African countries.


Chris Snell

managing director

Chris Snell is the Managing Director of Limtech Security Solutions and has been with the company 15 years. In this time, the company has grown from a single biometric opportunity into a leading security solutions provider with a national footprint.  He was educated at Durban High School and did his tertiary studies at the University of Natal in Pietermaritzburg. Chris is a passionate golfer and fisherman and has a keen interest in “games of chance”. Chris enjoys the South African lifestyle of great weather, great people and great opportunities. Although crime is of major concern, he is happy to be in an industry where he can be part of a solution to this problem.

Mark McChlery


With an analytical mind and hi-tech prowess respected by all, Mark McChlery leads the way at Seartec as CEO. His quick and astute temperament has earned him the regard that comes from his thorough immersement and clear vision of the future of the company. His mantra of “Culture Trumps Talent” underpins his core task of leading Seartec to the forefront of office automation business. Born in Zimbabwe, educated in Johannesburg and living in Cape Town completes the picture although it may be confused with his unwavering support of The Sharks!

Bob Skinstad


As the Chief Marketing Officer at Seartec Bob is currently reviving the Sharp brand in SA and bringing new energy and focus to this company… a perfect fit for this dynamic business entrepreneur. His passion and enthusiastic team leadership is an inspiration to the whole Seartec team! Bob is National Chairman of the Rugby Business Network Association as well as Tourist Ambassador of the Overstrand Region alongside his regular role on SuperSport as a TV broadcaster.


Limtech’s Head Office is based in Johannesburg with Regional offices in KwaZula Natal, Cape Town, Port Elizabeth, Bloemfontein and Pretoria. Limtech however, has representation countrywide.

TerryByron Grainger

technical manager

Ian Gatrell

sales kzn

byronTerry Donachie

sales jhb

Carl Roberts

sales cape town



Job Description:

Seeking target-driven Internal and External Sales Reps for the Access Control, T&A, CCTV + Security Industry.

JHB Based. Own transport and cell-phone essential.

Competitive Basic Salary (experience dependant); attractive commission, travel, medical aid

Interested parties to send CV’s to:


Job Description:

Seeking self-motivated, driven Installation Technicians for the Access Control, T&A, CCTV + Security Industry.

JHB Based. Own transport and cell-phone essential.

Competitive Salary (experience dependant); travel, medical aid

Interested parties to send CV’s to: