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Jan 19, 2007

Aberdare Cables

© Reuse this Cables company Aberdare, which has been in operation for 60 years, manufactures and sells low-voltage PVC- and XLPE-insulated cables; medium-voltage XLPE-insulated cables; flexible cables and cords; telecommunications accessories; low-cost electrification and wiring solutions; fire-performance cables; rubber-insulated cables; medium-voltage PILC cables; and data cables, besides other things.

The company’s main factory in South Africa is in Edenvale, on Gauteng’s East Rand. Aberdare also has manufacturing plants in Tshwane, Pietermaritzburg, Port Elizabeth, Zaragoza (Spain) and Maputo (Mozambique).

The main equipment in the factories includes cable-making machinery of various types, including rod breakers, stranders, lappers, extruders, lay-up machines and armourers.

The main raw materials used are copper, aluminium, steel, PVC and various polymers.

Power Technologies has a 70% stake in Aberdare, with the remainder belonging to the Izingwe consortium.

The company’s chairperson is Robbie Venter, while Sipho Pityana and Hans Meiring are deputy chairperson and CEO respectively.

A company spokesperson says that Aberdare’s yearly turnover “is in the low single-digit billions” and that its order book is “promising”.
Edited by: Martin Zhuwakinyu
Creamer Media Senior Deputy Editor
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