R/€ = 13.29
R/$ = 11.70
Au 1207.85 $/oz
Pt 1174.50 $/oz
Jan 19, 2007
© 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© Reuse this Comment Guidelines (150 word limit)
Other Company Profiles News
With sales exceeding $13-billion in fiscal 2013, Parker Hannifin is the world’s leading diversified manufacturer of motion and control technologies, providing precision-engineered solutions for a variety of mobile, industrial and aerospace markets. The company has...
BE Lite Technologies manufactures and distributes light-emitting diode (LED) lights and employs a dynamic engineer who is able to develop custom-designed lights. The company currently provides a number of products for the mining industry, but aims to become more...
State-owned defence company Denel is a commercially driven company and strategic partner for innovative defence, security and related-technology solutions. Denel provides turnkey defence equipment solutions for its clients through the design, development and...
South Africa’s national oil company PetroSA, through its subisidiary PetroSA Ghana, has secured a seven-year $150-million reserve-based lending credit facility with a consortium of banks. PetroSA CFO Lindiwe Bakoro said the company was pleased to close this...
Recent Research Reports
Construction 2015: A review of South Africa’s construction sector (PDF Report)
Creamer Media’s Construction 2015 Report examines South Africa’s construction industry over the past 12 months. The report provides insight into the business environment; the key participants in the sector; local construction demand; geographic diversification;...
Liquid Fuels 2014 - A review of South Africa's Liquid Fuels sector (PDF Report)
Creamer Media’s Liquid Fuels 2014 Report examines these issues, focusing on the business environment, oil and gas exploration, the country’s feedstock supplies, the development of South Africa’s biofuels industry, fuel pricing, competition in the sector, the...
Water 2014: A review of South Africa's water sector (PDF Report)
Creamer Media’s Water 2014 report considers the aforementioned issues, not only in the South African context, but also in the African and global context, and examines the issues of water and sanitation, water quality and the demand for water, among others.
Defence 2014: A review of South Africa's defence industry (PDF Report)
Creamer Media’s Defence 2014 report examines South Africa’s defence industry, with particular focus on the key participants in the sector, the innovations that have come out of the sector, local and export demand, South Africa’s controversial multibillion-rand...
Road and Rail 2014: A review of South Africa's road and rail infrastructure (PDF report)
Creamer Media’s Road and Rail 2014 report examines South Africa’s road and rail transport system, with particular focus on the size and state of the country’s road and rail network, the funding and maintenance of these respective networks, and the push to move road...
Real Economy Year Book 2014 (PDF Report)
This edition drills down into the performance and outlook for a variety of sectors, including automotive, construction, electricity, transport, steel, water, coal, gold, iron-ore and platinum.
This Week's Magazine
Updated 1 hour 49 minutes ago The World Bank, the European Union, the African Development Bank (AfDB) and the government of Sweden have agreed to provide Zimbabwe and Zambia with $294-million for the repair of structural deformations on the Kariba dam wall and avert the possible collapse of the...
Updated 1 hour 49 minutes ago Executive chairperson of the Global Electricity Initiative (GEI) Philippe Joubert says energy utilities globally, together with the business community more generally, have come to terms with the science of climate change, particularly as extreme weather events begin...
Updated 1 hour 49 minutes ago JSE-listed Emira Property Fund reported distribution growth per participatory interest (PI) of 9% for the six months ended December 31, 2014.
Updated 1 hour 49 minutes ago Sub-Saharan Africa is still faced with the challenge of providing citizens access to electricity and an additional $450-billion will need to be invested to ensure that people in urban areas have access to electricity by 2040.
Updated 1 hour 49 minutes ago Consulting Engineers South Africa (Cesa) last month said it was dismayed that the Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) was seconding 35 Cuban engineers on a two-year contract to share their expertise with South African engineers in the water sector.