NTP Subsidiaries

NTP delivers superior products and services through business subsidiaries that are globally recognised in radiopharmaceuticals, nuclear medicine, non-destructive testing, gamma sterilisation, and domestic and international freight forwarding.

The NTP Group of companies is made up of NTP Radioisotopes SOC Ltd and various business subsidiaries that offer specialised services related to the production, processing and distribution of radiation products including Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (APIs) used in nuclear medicine, radiopharmaceuticals, and radioisotopes for industrial applications. The NTP board reports directly to the South African Nuclear Energy Corporation (Necsa), which falls under the portfolio of the Republic of South Africa’s Department of Energy.

The operations of our subsidiaries are managed by NTP Radioisotopes, but allow the group to offer specialised service and product offerings to our customers. These include:

  • The sales and distribution of APIs, radiopharmaceuticals, medical research apparatus and sundry laboratory equipment.
  • The provision of domestic and international freight forwarding services of hazardous and non-hazardous cargo.
  • The marketing and sale of non-destructive testing apparatus and sealed radioactive sources (from NTP and elsewhere) to the industrial radiography market.
  • European-based production and marketing of sealed radioactive sources and associated non-destructive testing (NDT) equipment, as well as radioactive sources for brachytherapy applications.
  • Gamma sterilisation services for the food, agricultural and medical sectors.

AEC-Amersham SOC Ltd
AEC-Amersham is a wholly owned subsidiary of NTP and is the exclusive distributor in sub-Saharan Africa and the Indian Ocean islands of NTP’s radiopharmaceutical products, as well as a range of healthcare, life sciences and quality and safety assurance products from leading global suppliers. The core strength of the company is its extensive range of specialised products and services, supported by a dedicated and knowledgeable sales force.

NTP Logistics SOC Ltd
NTP Radioisitopes has a 51% shareholding in NTP Logistics, a joint venture established in 2008 with a BEE partner. NTP Logistics (NTPL) specialises in the global distribution of hazardous goods and any other time-sensitive goods to anywhere on the globe with unmatched consistency and reliability. The company is a market leader with vast experience in national and international regulatory requirements. It has an array of permits and licences to operate in its field, which are issued by the National Nuclear Regulator, Department of Energy, Department of Health and the Department of Transport and is an active member of the World Nuclear Transport Institute.

Gammatec NDT Supplies SOC Ltd
NTP holds a 55% interest in Gammatec NDT Supplies SOC Ltd. Gammatec NDT exports to over 70 countries worldwide. Its range of non-destructive testing (NDT) equipment, accessories and consumables is not only stocked, but in many cases manufactured. NDT products include acoustic emission; dye penetrant; eddy current – including systems; magnetic particle; radiography – x-ray and gamma ray (including radioisotopes); ultrasonic – flow detectors, wall thickness monitors; phased array technology and visual inspection systems, plus iridium-192 (I-192) sources supplied by NTP.

Gamwave Gauteng (Pty) Ltd
NTP Group owns 40% of Gamwave Gauteng. Gamwave provides a gamma sterilisation service using an NTP facility on the Pelindaba site. Gamma sterilisation is a process using highly penetrating gamma rays from high activity Co-60 sources to irradiate products thereby killing bacteria and inhibiting germination and premature ripening in fruits and vegetables without the products becoming radioactive.