Having been in the industry for more than 165 years, wire and cable manufacturer General Cable currently has more than 14 000 associates worldwide and generates $6-billion in revenues, making it one of the largest wire and cable manufacturers in the world.
The company serves customers through a global network of 57 manufacturing facilities in 26 countries and has worldwide sales representation and distribution.
“General Cable is dedicated to the production of high-quality aluminium, copper, fibre-optic wire cable, and systems solutions for the energy, construction, industrial, speciality and communications sectors,” the company says, adding that it has a significant portfolio of products to meet thousands of diverse application requirements.
Further, General Cable continues to invest in research and development to maintain and extend its technology leadership by developing new materials, designing new products, and creating new solutions to meet market challenges, the company says.
The company has five units located across South Africa and Angola that supply and distribute a wide range of wire and cable products. General Cable South Africa, located in Johannesburg, serves as the commercial unit for the entire sub-Saharan Africa region, while General Cable Condel, in Angola, manufactures specific cables for the energy sector and application-specific telecommunication cables.
General Cable Phoenix, located in Durban, is a level 3 black economic-empowerment contributor that manufactures flexible, low- and medium-voltage cables up to 33 kV, and General Cable Zambia Metal Fabricators, in Zambia, is listed on the Lusaka Stock Exchange and manufactures copper rod, copper profiles, and low-voltage aluminium power cables.