Innov-X Africa, as of March 2022 Celebrating 15 Years in the business of ensuring our customers have the best XRF Analysers

Our Story

Innov-X Africa, are proud to announce that we have been in business for 15 years as the sole distributors for Olympus XRF and XRD equipment in Sub-Saharan Africa.  We supply Handheld XRF Analysers of the highest quality and most robust into various industries, such as; Mining and Exploration, Alloy and Steel, Precious Metals, Recycling and many more.

About Innov-X Africa

Stuart Bateman, as the Managing Member, with 35 years of experience in the XRF field, is the driving force behind the success of the company. Today we have grown to be one of the leading XRF and XRD specialist companies in Africa. 

Situated in Bedfordview, Johannesburg, with a fully certified service centre, we pride ourselves on offering only the best sales, service, maintenance, calibration and repair. There is no need to send your equipment out of the country for repairs, saving both time and money.  Backed by dedicated and highly skilled staff, who are passionate about customer service and ensuring the customer receives the most suitable solution for their specific needs.


Meet the Sales team

Stuart Bateman’s main focus is on the Mining and Exploration Industry. With 35 years’ experience in the industry, he is well connected with specialists in this field such as Geologists and surveyors. Having travelled extensively within Africa Stuart is well aware of what is required in this market and can therefore offer the best suited XRF solution for your mining application.

Pieter du Preez’s main focus is on the Alloy, Recycling and Precious Metals Industry. With 13 years’ experience and coupled with the best quality XRF analyser, you can be rest assured that he will offer the best suited XRF analyser for your application.

Meet the Service team

Cyril Mustard and Ingrid Lembke, together have a wealth of experience in the XRF field.  Having received training from the  Olympus factory in Waltham and access to a well-stocked service department, the team is able to perform not only routine maintenance, but also services repairs and calibrations at our offices in Bedfordview, Johannesburg. This equates to speedy turnaround time for customers as there is no long a wait for the analyser to travel back and forth to Europe or America.

As Olympus has been around for over 100 Years, Innov-X Africa as the sole distributor in Sub-Saharan Africa, a member of the South African Stainless Steel Development Association, we continue to strive for a strong presence and to maintain excellent business relationships. 

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