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”.