Why Choose WIT?
Growing up in a home where my father was an entrepreneur led to me deciding to do the same.
After my mothers passing in 1992 I inherited a few thousand Rands which made it possible to secure an overdraft to start a small business. Whilst still being employed by Tridonic South Africa, I started up in the spare room of my home and burnt the candle at both ends.
A year later I had my first employee to help me collect goods and assemble machines. In the following year I found I could not cope with juggling full-time employment and running a small business on the side so in 1996 I gave up my well-paying job and with my families blessing committed to the IT sector. It feels like a million years ago but it has proven to be the right choice and I have had many fun, learning experiences along the way as well as made some steadfast friends who have offered support and advice along the way.
Over the years we have innovated some really unique solutions custom designed and implemented for our clients needs, built relationships based on honest business practices and have been fortunate to retain key employees that have enabled us to grow the business to even greater heights.
24 years later, although we have grown, we still believe that “service sells” and if we look after our clients’ interests, the business will look after itself. This has proven itself true numerous times over and I offer my gratitude to those who helped make it happen.
I decided to start a part time company repairing and upgrading computers, my love of technology started at a young age, growing up in a family with lots of technical expertise, I have a very broad technical knowledge, from years of exposure to electrical, industrial electronics, pneumatics, hydraulic and related industries.
Over the 26 years of dealing with clients from various industries, my role in WIT evolved from that of a technical role to one of being business owner.
My business philosophy has always been “if I look after my clients interest the money will look after itself”
Louis Van Der Westhuzien
I have been in the IT services industry for over seventeen years of which twelve have been with WIT. I started at the proverbial bottom and have worked my way up through the ranks to the Technical Manager position due to my hands on experience, technical prowess, having worked with the last seven generations of Microsoft Server architectures and managing the technical team internally over the last five years.
I am the go to guy when it comes to technical solutions and getting issues resolved at customer sites.