About The Company

PFK is a leading electronics company, specialising in innovative automotive solutions for manufacturers, the aftermarket, major fleet and freight companies, and the public transport sector.

More than just another technology manufacturer, PFK’s vision is to be a key strategic partner and business enabler to clients around the world, offering a world-class suite of proactive risk and asset management technologies. It is through these strategic partnerships and tailor made solutions that PFK can design turnkey offerings to the end customer, leveraging decades of OEM and ISO certified experience.

The company is driven by a strong culture of innovation, which translates into a finished product through its extensive research, development and world class production standards and capabilities. To this end, PFK has the ability to build even the most specialised electronic products from print to design.

Quality is a core value that defines PFK, and all products are manufactured to the same stringent international standards, ensuring a level of reliability and design excellence. PFK’s goal is to not only be best-in-class in its existing product markets, but to translate its expertise in emerging and exciting new technologies.

All of PFK’s tailored solutions are produced in house under two brands, namely Autowatch and PFK Shurlok. Autowatch offers services linked to alarms, vehicle security systems, telematics solutions, stolen vehicle recovery, vehicle tracking and alcohol ignition Breathaloks. PFK Shurlok supplies a variety of body control modules and many other custom-built parts and plastics to Original Equipment Manufacturers.

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Recent Awards

  • Top Technology 100: Winner of the Department of Science & Technology Minister Award for Overall Excellence Large Enterprise Award (2017)
  • Top Technology 100: Winner of the Black Canvas International Award for Sustainability (2009, 2011 & 2017)
  • Technology Top 100: Winner for Excellence in the Management of Systems for Large Enterprises (2007, 2008, 2011 & 2017) 
  • Technology Top 100: Winner of the MTN Award for Excellence in the Management of Innovation for Large Enterprises (2012, 2013 & 2017) 
  • KZN Exporter of the Year Award: Finalist BBBEE Large Category (2017)
  • Top Technology 100: Finalist in the Excellence in the Management of People Large Enterprise (2017)
  • Top Technology 100: Finalist in the Management of Technology (2016 & 2017)
  • Top Technology 100: Winner of Management of People and Sustainable Performance in the Large Enterprise Category (2016)
  • General Motors South Africa: Supplier of the Year Award (2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2015, 2016 & 2017)
  • KZN Top Business Award: Large Category (2010 & 2013) 
  • Automechanika SA Innovations Award: Gold Award Winner (2013) 
  • Technology Top 100: Winner in the Management of Innovation (2012) 
  • KZN Exporter of the Year Award: Winner Large Category (2009, 2010 & 2011) 
  • Automechanika SA Innovations Award: Silver Award Winner (2009) 


PFK Electronics has been a supplier of automotive electronics systems for over 30 years, established in Durban, South Africa in 1985. PFK made a name for itself as a leading player in both the local and global markets, with established offices in Durban, Johannesburg, Cape Town, Port Elizabeth, the UK, Canada, the USA and Sweden. The company has supplied all of the major automotive OEM producers operating in South Africa – and a number of international ones – racking up numerous awards over the years.

PFK originally designed products for the South African Defence Force, which led to the creation of the Autowatch brand in 2009. Autowatch is the leading supplier of vehicle security, telematics and vehicle interlock solutions in South Africa, and has carved a firm foothold for itself in numerous locations around the world, including the USA, Australia and Europe.

In 2012, PFK was able to expand its capabilities into control instruments by acquiring Pi-Shurlok, and moved its production facilities into Pietermaritzburg as a result. This state-of-the-art production facility afforded the rebranded PFK Shurlok the ability to custom build unique solutions in high volumes, to a variety of clients and design specifications from around the world.

Vision and Mission

Vision: PFK aspires to be a leading enabler of our partners through the leveraging of innovative solutions.

Mission: We are insanely passionate about people, partners and technology.


  • Commitment: Commitment to great products, great service, outstanding quality and excellence in all we do.
  • Ownership and Accountability: Taking responsibility for our actions, products, decisions and policies. Treating all duties, products and customers as if they were our own.
  • Empowerment: Encouraging all to take initiative and give of their best, enabling them to lead and make decisions.
  • Innovation: Acting with honour and honesty, never compromising on respect and the truth.