About Planet World

About Us

MUSIC IS IN OUR BLOOD

Musicians like Lionel Richie, Simon and Garfunkel, Phil Collins, Fleetwood Mac, The Beatles and Frank Sinatra started the Van Heerden Family’s love affair with music, but the Planet World story really starts with 4 brothers and their dad bonding over their vast music collection, as they spun record after record back in the early ‘90s. Till this day, music is central to everything we do. Whether at work, play or anywhere in between, music accompanies us wherever we go.

A STAR IS BORN

In 2008, after various careers in other industries, The 4 Van Heerden brother's and their Dad decided to join forces through the acquisition of Planet Electronics – a small importer and distributor of aftermarket accessories to the automotive trade that only employed 5 people at the time. Over the course of 3 years, the business grew significantly due to the introduction of infotainment systems to the product line-up and the creation of our house brand ‘Caska,’ the largest infotainment brand in the country that sold over 10 000 units within the first 3 years.

MUSIC IS GOOD FOR THE SOUL

Our first venture into the car audio industry came with securing the distribution of Kicker Car Audio. Within 2 years, Kicker grew to be the largest premium car audio brand in South Africa and we were only just getting started! Over the next 7 years, Planet Electronics secured the distribution rights of various leading car audio brands including JVC, Alpine, Kenwood and Focal.

Planetworld now sells around 300 000 car audio products per year in South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe and Mauritius.

Nothing gives us more joy than to see you singing out loud to your favourite song while stuck in traffic!

MUSIC EVERYWHERE

Why are we limiting ourselves to only delivering awesome sound in cars, why not everywhere?

That was the question posed at a board meeting back in 2017, which started our venture into new audio markets and industries. What's more, this new journey worked even better with our philosophy that everyone deserves to enjoy their music the way the artist intended.

In 2018 Planet Electronics acquired Audiotronic, a 40-year-old distributor of home audio brands including Onkyo, Sonos, Polk Audio and Dali.

PLANET 2.0

In 2019, Planet Electronics and Audiotronic merged under the new name, Planetworld. We also changed our company slogan from ‘Intelligent Accessories’ to ‘Life Amplified’ to be more in line with our vision. Lastly, we relocated to our new “Planet 2.0” facility in Samrand, Gauteng. The new facility offers us the opportunity to continue our journey of delivering music and entertainment the way you like it!

WE BRING EMOTION INTO PEOPLES LIVES

WE BRING EMOTION INTO PEOPLES LIVES

THROUGH DELIVERING MUSIC

THROUGH DELIVERING MUSIC

AND ENTERTAINMENT

AND ENTERTAINMENT

THE WAY THEY LIKE IT

THE WAY THEY LIKE IT