Southern Africa’s largest cable manufacturer Aberdare Cables, established in 1946, offers cable design, product development, installation support, commissioning and diagnostic testing through its engineering services division.
“Through our people and customer relationships, we deliver high-quality cabling solutions, innovation and value-added services.”
The company offers cable and cabling solutions to the mining, municipal, building and construction, large industry, renewable energy, retail, original-equipment manufacturer, agriculture and transport sectors.
Aberdare Cables has three manufacturing sites in South Africa in Gauteng, the Eastern Cape and KwaZulu-Natal. The company also has customer service centres nationwide.
The Level 1 broad-based black economic-empowerment company’s 24 200 m2 Elandsfontein facility, in Johannesburg, undertakes centralised distribution to South Africa and offers shorter lead times.
The facility manufactures low-voltage cables, comprising house wire; surfix, flat twin and earth; flexible cords; submersible pumps; airfield lighting; the Flamosafe, Armadac and Airdac ranges; and polyvinyl chloride/cross-linked polyethylene (XLPE) bells and mains, as well as solar photovoltaic ranges.
The company’s 40 000 m2 Stanford road facility, in Port Elizabeth, is the original Aberdare site and manufactures XLPE medium-voltage cables; paper-insulated, lead-covered medium-voltage cables; overhead conductors; medium-voltage aerial bundled conductor (ABC) and large mains.
The 32 300 m2 Aberdare Pietermaritzburg manufacturing site is the original Scottish Cables site and manufactures low-voltage ABC, elastomeric cables and nitrile welding cables.
Aberdare Cables is 55% black owned and 30% black-women owned, and adheres to ISO 9001:2008, ISO 14001:2004 and OHSAS 18001:2007.