Syntech PPE and Medical Supplies

Who We Are & How We Can Help

Syntech Distribution (PTY) Ltd is a 17-year-old distribution company with staff in South Africa and China. Our core business focus is sourcing and distribution of electronic equipment. By utilizing our existing distribution networks, we have begun sourcing high-quality medical products for the SA market while maintaining reasonable pricing. Our team have been visiting factories and evaluating the products to ensure quality. Given our established business focus, we believe that we are well equipped to assist with the supply of essential medical equipment at this time. Read more about us on our website.

Buying Medical Supplies

When you place a face mask order* for yourself or your customer, Syntech Distribution will pledge 10% of the proceeds from your order as a donation in masks to the South African Department of Health. I.e. When you order 2,000 medical face masks, we’ll donate 200 additional units to the Department of Health. Please note that the minimum order quantity for 3-Ply Face Masks or 3-Ply Surgical Face Masks is a carton of 2,000 masks.

Once we have your order, it’ll be processed chronologically. If the product isn’t in stock, your order will be assigned to the next available shipment. You can also see the estimated lead times on product pages. If you have any queries, you can reach out to our team via the contact form at the bottom of this website.

We’re simultaneously hoping to supply South African businesses as well as ensure a steady supply of free medical equipment for health care professionals and those in dire need. All of this is a result of the donated pledge amount that every single mask order triggers. We hope we’ll be able to help raise at least 1,000,000 free masks for those who need it the most.

*Orders placed on this website or via quotation with online pricing qualify.

Donating Medical Supplies

Syntech has teamed up with The Click Foundation Disaster Relief Fund (“Fund”) to facilitate direct donations to The Department of Health through Business for South Africa. The Click Foundation improves learners’ lives by providing online self-paced English and numeracy literacy programmes in underprivileged primary schools. They currently assist over 84,000 active learners across 163 schools.

The Fund has been set up to more broadly support the communities in which they operate through the provision of food relief and protective equipment in addition to an online home-learning platform. Learn more about the Click Foundation on their website.

How do you donate? It’s simple. Add the product you want to donate to your cart on this website. Head to checkout and when you need to fill in billing details, select Donate Your Order > Yes. This will change the Ozow payment gate to The Click Foundation and mark the order for delivery to The Department of Health.

The Click Foundation is a registered PBO, so any donation you make means you’ll be issued with a Section 18A Certificate. Your company details will be shared with The Click Foundation so they can issue you with a Section 18A Certificate.

Our Products

Ruida KN95 Civilian Face Masks (x25 units)

In Stock
1 x Box of 25 KN95 civilian face masks

JZIKI Pulse Oximeter Fingertip Blood Oxygen Monitor|LED Display

In Stock
1x JZIKI Pulse Oximeter Fingertip Blood Oxygen Monitor

JMTO 3-Ply Face Masks (x50 units)

Lead Time: 10-12 Working Days
1 x Box of 50 single-use 3-ply face masks.

Help Us Raise 1 Million Masks

72400 masks already raised for donation to



SARS-CoV-2 is the virus that causes the COVID-19 disease. With regards to infection and replication, it behaves very much like a typical respiratory coronavirus. However, a number of mutations have led researchers to believe that it’s significantly more infectious than previous coronaviruses. This means that people, in addition to carrying high viral loads in the upper respiratory tract without recognizing symptoms, spread and transmit highly infectious particles while remaining asymptomatic.

Source: John Hopkins University

If you are healthy, you only need to wear a mask if you are taking care of a person with a suspected 2019-nCoV infection when at home. You should, however, wear a mask if you are coughing or sneezing. Additionally, the South African Department of Health recently recommended that all South Africans should wear a non-medical face mask when out in public.

Masks are only effective when used in combination with frequent hand-cleaning with alcohol-based hand rub or soap and water. If you wear a mask, then you must know how to use it and dispose of it properly.

Before putting on a mask, clean hands with alcohol-based hand rub or soap and water.

Cover mouth and nose with mask and make sure there are no gaps between your face and the mask. Avoid touching the mask while using it; if you do, clean your hands with alcohol-based hand rub or soap and water.

Replace the mask with a new one as soon as it is damp and do not re-use single-use masks.

To remove the mask: remove it from behind (do not touch the front of the mask); discard immediately in a closed bin; clean hands with alcohol-based hand rub or soap and water.

Source: World Health Organization

In an attempt to manage COVID-19, leading health authorities and governments have turned to social distancing as a method to combat spiking global infections. This means you should avoid congregate settings, mass gatherings, and keep at least 6 feet/2 meters between yourself and others. By extension, you should avoid unnecessary physical contact (especially greetings like hugs and handshakes). This can also include interventions like closing schools, working remotely from home, or banning large public gatherings.

It might not seem like such an effective tool, but historic experience says otherwise. The lesson comes from how communities elected to deal with the 1918 Spanish influenza pandemic. Those communities that deployed significant social distancing interventions during the earliest phase of the pandemic saw significantly lower death rates than those communities which deployed interventions late (or not at all).

Source: John Hopkins University

Despite press coverage that the virus can live for up to 72 hours on certain surfaces, it’s important to remember that controlled studies are often presented out of context. Over longer periods of time only 0.1% of the starting virus material remains, making infection possible but unlikely after a few days. This means you’re significantly more likely to catch the infection through the air when you’re standing next to someone that’s infected than off a surface. Cleaning surfaces with disinfectant or soap is an extremely effective method of reducing risk. Once the oily surface coat of the virus is disabled, it can’t infect a host cell.

How to protect yourself:

  1. Clean and disinfect high-contact surfaces that many people have access to (like tables, doorknobs, light switches, handles, phones, keyboards, toilets, et cetera)
  2. Avoid touching high-contact surfaces in public
  3. Wash your hands often, especially when you return from public places – make sure you use soap and water for at least 20 seconds
  4. Practice social distancing (maintain a distance of 6 feet/2 meters)
  5. Stay home if you are sick and contact your doctor

Source: John Hopkins University

Isolation generally occurs when someone is reasonably believed, or known, to be infected or contagious. Isolation is when these infected or contagious people are separated from those who are not infected.

Quarantine generally occurs when someone is reasonably believed, or known, to have been exposed to a communicable disease but isn’t displaying symptoms yet. Quarantine is when those exposed are separated from those who have not been exposed. The CDC specifically recommends a 14-day quarantine period to monitor for COVID-19 symptoms.

Source: John Hopkins University

Every time you place a minimum order for 2,000 face masks, we’ll pledge 200 units to our beneficiary. This helps get masks to people who need it the most but otherwise might have barriers to accessing the essential products they need. We see this as the most effective way to service the needs of the private and public sectors.

All of our medical equipment deliveries are being handled by a local courier who is authorized to transport and deliver essential medical equipment during Level 4 & Level 5 lockdown in South Africa. Please ensure that the delivery address you utilize for your order can receive delivery during the lockdown.

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