Supplying both a low and medium voltage switchgear range, Gem recently expanded its factory owing to continuous growth levels.
Placing emphasis on total quality management, Gem is actively involved in driving its own technical developments.
Its low-voltage switchgear has been approved by the South African Bureau of Standards’ high-current laboratory, in accordance with SABS IEC 60: 439: 1999 for type-tested assemblies.
Gem’s products have been audited, approved and used by various consulting engineering companies, mining houses and contractors in South Africa.
These products of varied specification include switchgears; motor-control centres; main, medium and small distribution boards; programmable control cubicles; kiosks and meter boards.
Most of the major clients have become quality and cost conscious and have embarked on a shortlisting scheme, where quality suppliers are favoured.
While the company has a growing client base in South Africa, it also exports to countries throughout Africa, more so to neighbouring countries, where potential has been identified.
This year, Gem has been busy with multimillion-rand orders, including an order for the Dwaal-boom changehouse distribution boards from T&W Electrical.
Others include orders from: • Aradel Electrizer for Ashanti Business Services; • Northlite for dual 160-kW conveyor starters; • T&W Electrical for distribution boards for the Mogase health clinic extensions; and • Raphal Consulting Engineers for distribution boards for the Twilight Children’s Home.