Living his dream

15 Jun 2017 - 14:00

During his years at university Kgowane Kgokolo always felt like there was something great that he needed to accomplish.

Kgowane graduated in 2011 with a BSc in Chemical Engineering from UCT and joined Nestle. One morning he woke up with an idea of being able to remotely control his car by using his computer and his cell phone. At that moment, he decided to build Nuron Tech. He had a burning desire to bring his dream alive and he is still working on it.

Founded in 2014, Nuron Tech (Pty) Ltd specialised in simple automation to provide custom made technology solutions for its clients. “We are proud to have one of the leading FMCG firms in the world, Nestle, on our side,” said Kgowane. “Nestle gave us the platform to trial and test the forklift safety system.” The system was designed to halt the forklift whenever it comes into contact with structures. The aim was to reduce structural damages caused by forklifts by ensuring the forklift does not move after impact so that an investigation can be carried out. The system is currently being improved to ensure forklift stops before impact. Kgowane added that the demand from their clients to include similar services grew and today they are proud to say with the help of their dedicated team they provide web/mobile applications solutions, simple automation solutions, delivery solutions for small to medium businesses, and cleaning materials.

“Nuron Tech has begun a tremendous journey of using technology to solve problems in our communities. The idea here is not to only focus on big corporates but to come up with concepts and technologies that can help every man on the street to be able to contribute towards building a better economy for our country,” says Kgowane.

In 2017, Kgowane has started a local online marketplace, designed for small to medium enterprises. You can visit the website for more information.