15 Year Celebration Journey

It all began way back in 2005; an idea that Marc Sternberg had which sparked an interest from others that paved the way to where we are today.

15 Years on from 2005, Spark ATM Systems have cemented their position as the leading independent deployer of ATMs in South Africa.

With over 4500 ATMs bolted down across the lengths and breadths of South Africa, Spark has made cash available to the people of South Africa and to the millions of tourists and international visitors.

It all began with a Spark!

Our very first installation was at Carlucci’s in 2005. This installation lay the foundation from which other businesses and sites began enquiring about hosting their own ATM.

It was also very significant in that Carlucci’s gave us a foot in the door which fueled the drive and desire to do more.

Many of our policies, procedures, systems and structures have evolved since 2005, however Spark’s culture of Passion, Integrity and Excellence has stood steadfast and at the forefront of all that has been achieved over the past 15 years.

We started out in 2005 with one ATM installation type. For many years it became business – as – usual as we bolted down ATM after ATM.

Over time, as technology evolved, our confidence grew, which opened further opportunities for new installation types to be added to our product basket.

Today we currently have 25 installation types.

In 2021 we anticipate celebrating a new milestone with the launch of the Touchline ATM. 

This touchscreen enabled ATM, developed in-house by the Spark ATM Systems team incorporates cutting edge technology, exceptional user experience and unique convenience features making it safe, reliable and easy to use. Watch this space!

We could not have achieved the growth and successes that we have without our loyal stakeholders. Through commitment, innovation, hard work and loyalty, we are proud to have partnered with 6 financial institutions and 92 Key Accounts.

From the small convenience store tucked away in the rural areas of South Africa to the global brands such as Pick n Pay, Spar and Checkers, Spark has acquired a cross section and myriad of hosts sites across various industries and sectors.

Over the past 15 years Spark has racked up some fascinating numbers. These numbers represent the journey of growth, development and success that the company has achieved.

In January 2017 Spark was acquired by Cardtronics (NASDAQ: CATM) the largest independent ATM provider in the world. Cardtronics recognized the growth that Spark had achieved as well as the ever-growing national network of ATMs that we had bolted down in South Africa.

Our 15 years of customer service excellence could not have been achieved without the commitment, loyalty and dedication of all our Sparkies. As the saying goes, “Teamwork makes the dream work” and this is none more so true than at Spark ATM Systems.

The entire Spark family have always bought into the companies culture of Passion, Integrity and Excellence. These three words are hard wired into everything that is done at Spark and will continue to be the guiding principles for the next 15 years and beyond.