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EMPOWERING AFRICA, ONE LIGHT AT A TIME

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Sungrid Group to donate 10,000 free solar lights to African NGOs

With over 10,000 free solar lights available to Africa’s NGO community, you too can play your part in helping to eradicate energy poverty by making a difference in the lives of those without access to power. For a limited period only (31 March 2016, or until stocks last), Sungrid Group will donate a free solar light, for every product purchased, to a charity or cause of your choice.

The products relating to this offer include:

  • Solsave my-lite!: 1.5W solar panel with 90 lumen super bright LED providing up to 6 hours of light from a single charge.
  • Solsave my-lite+: 3W solar panel with 200 lumen super bright LED providing up to 8 hours of light from a single charge; 4000 mAh internal battery powerbank for the charging of smartphones and other USB devices.
  • Solsave my-lamp!:120 lumen super bright LED providing up to 8 hours of light from a single charge; 2200 mAh battery powerbank for the charging of smartphones and other USB devices. The Solsave my-lamp! is also capable of manual charging via its handle-like feature.

With true plug-and-play convenience (no installation required) and its multi-charging capability (the ability to charge via the sun’s rays or via the grid); the Solsave my-lite!, my-lite+ and my-lamp! provide access to guaranteed power and light for when you need it most. In addition, all products come complete with a full one-year warranty and five-year battery life.

“One of our key objectives is, as far as possible, to ensure that our products land up in the homes and lives of those who truly need them,” says Paul Hubers, Sungrid Group. Access to reliable power and light can, and does, change lives. From improving study conditions through to providing aspiring entrepreneurs the means to succeed, Sungrid Group is passionate about empowering Africa.

This is evidenced through its existing partnerships with, amongst other, The Community Chest of the Western Cape, The World Food Program, Barclays, Gogla, The World Bank and the United Nations. It is these very partnerships together with Sungrid Group’s full range of portable solar power and light solutions, excellent logistics and distribution capability comprising its own warehouses coupled with an extensive network of agents throughout Africa, that is fast positioning Sungrid Group as the reliable and partner of choice within the African portable power marketplace.
“This offer enables us to continue fulfilling on our vision of ‘lighting up Africa’, with the help of every single one of our consumers,” says Hubers.

SUNGRID GROUP OFFICIAL SUPPLIER TO UNITED NATIONS

The Sungrid Group is proud to announce its selection as supplier of portable (solar) power and lighting products to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UN HCR). These products will be used to assist the UN HCR in its humanitarian efforts and provision of aid around the world.

“A key part of our company’s focus is to have our products make a difference in the lives of others,” says Paul Hubers, founder and director, Sungrid Group. “The UN is the biggest humanitarian aid organisation in the world. On the back of this contract we are confident that not only will we make inroads into the humanitarian aid market a lot sooner than expected but, most importantly, that it will enable us to truly live our vision of giving back.”

This partnership will see Sungrid Group supplying the UN HCR with its full range of portable (solar) power and lighting products, in addition to which it will also assist with logistics and shipping requirements. “We have contracted a special airfreight company who deliver cargo to rural areas worldwide,” says Hubers. “In fact, the first shipment of Ecoboxx 600s is already been delivered to Nepal, with another shipment making its way to Yemen.”

Hubers goes on to explain that whilst the UN ensures a level playing field across its tender process, the criteria to be selected as a supplier are stringent. “The level of quality insisted upon is very high and, of course, pricing considerations are important,” he says.

“We are honoured to have been selected,” continues Hubers, “and look forward to a long and mutually valuable relationship.”

SUNGRID GROUP APPOINTS NEW AGENT IN DUBAI

Sungrid Group extends a warm welcome to Ramzi Charaf, the new agent for the Mena region in Dubai. “We are very happy to work with Ramzi Charaf as our exclusive Sungrid Group agent. Ramzi is an experienced agent with great contact in the Middle East. With his Swiss/Lebanese background and his extensive business knowledge and reputable network, Ramzi will add significant value to the growth ambitions of Sungrid Group in the Middle East region.

“We are experiencing growing interest for our products across all fields, but particularly within disaster areas,” says Paul Hubers, founder and director of Sungrid Group.

They will at first focus mainly on this market via Dubai with Ramzi. The first listings with humanitarian organisations are complete and they are working toward securing many more listings, according Paul Hubers.

“We are proud to be able to supply the disaster relief agents with our portable power products. As a result of the wide range of products from small power and light, to bigger units like the Ecoboxx 600 and 1500 watt, we are able to fulfil many inquiries from this market need.

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Ramzi Charaf (middle), Paul Hubers (left) and Ryan Stetler (right) from Sungrid Group in Dubai.